Women in Science. Each series will highlight two diverse women in various fields of science.
The first series is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, 2011 beginning at 3:30 p.m. with guest speaker Irene Frentz, district resource coordinator for Virginia State Parks, and at 5 p.m. with guest speaker Jennifer Buff, academic program manager at the Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.
Irene Frentz – District Resource Coordinator for Virginia State Parks
Irene was born and raised in the Netherlands and immigrated to the United States to join her husband Clint when she was 22 years of age. She completed her B.S. in Virginia State Parks where she has worked for the past five years.
Jennifer Buff – Academic Program Manager at the Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Jennifer works as a member of the innovative partnership between the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park in Washington D.C. in 1992, serving as a biological technician in the gamete laboratories, where she supported state-of-the-art reproductive research and managed the mobile laboratory for the NOAHS Center (New Opportunities in Animal Health Sciences).
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to participate in a series developed by women for women with interest in the sciences. The series will be held at the park’s Heritage Center on State Park Road from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Heritage Center at Pocahontas State Park
“My hope is that the young girls and other citizen scientists in the audience will be inspired and motivated by these speakers to seek a career in the sciences,” said Carmen Rabago, series developer and AmeriCorps interpreter volunteer at Pocahontas State Park.
To register, click here. Groups can register by calling the park office at 804-796-4255. The Women in Science lecture series is free. A $5 parking fee applies. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.
Mark your calendar for Women in Science presentation series II on Saturday, September 17, 2011 and series III on Saturday, September 24, 2011.
Pocahontas State Park is located in Chesterfield County, about 20 miles from Richmond. It's easily accessible from Interstate 95, Route 288 and Route 360. Drive Time: Northern Virginia, two hours; Richmond, half an hour; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, two hours; Roanoke, three hours.