Beside Still Waters: Exploring Vernal Pools

Date: February 24, 2014
Time: 7-8 PM
Location: Cohasset Center for Student Coastal Research

Jonathan Twining

Jonathan Twining

This is a free presentation seminar and discussion event hosted by the Center for Student Coastal Research (CSCR), a non profit organization located in Cohasset on Boston’s South Shore. The CSCR educates students in environmental sciences, encourages environmental awareness, and promotes activism. General attendance and participation is complimentary, tax deductible donations are welcome.

The third guest speaker of the seminar and discussion series is Mr. Jonathan E. Twining. Assistant Professor of Biology at the Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. Mr. Twining will discuss "Beside Still Waters: Exploring Vernal Pools".

Jonathan Twining is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) where he teaches the ecology and environmental science courses for the Biology Department. He has been engaged in the greater community, partnering ENC students with organizations like the Quincy DPW, Wildlands Trust of Southeastern Massachusetts, Massachusetts Audubon, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Since 2001, his passion and primary research interest is the ecology and conservation of vernal pool habitats.Together with his students, he has certified over 40 vernal pools on the South Shore. In this presentation, Mr. Twining will use various forms of media to tell the story of the amphibians that migrate to vernal pools to breed in our area.