DOI: This Week at Interior: Science & Social Media Events to Engage and Educate, Build Skills and Innovation
As part of President Obama’s blueprint for an economy built to last, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and senior Interior officials this week will highlight the vital role science plays in informing key policy decisions across the Department, as well as the importance of engaging and educating youth to foster a skilled workforce for the 21st century.
Monday, the Department kicked-off a week-long Twitter campaign to showcase how Interior is using science to protect America’s great outdoors and power our future. Follow #DOIsci to learn cool facts about volcanoes, earthquake, craters and the remarkable work of DOI scientists.
Today, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes will deliver the keynote address at the Alaska Forum on the Environment in Anchorage where he will discuss the Administration’s commitment to safely and responsibly developing a comprehensive domestic energy portfolio. Following his address, Hayes will participate in break-out sessions focused on creating opportunities for renewable energy in rural Alaska and encouraging youth to pursue environmental careers.
WHO: Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
WHAT: Outdoor Recreation & Conservation Web Chat with the National Wildlife
WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 1:00 p.m. EDT
WHERE: To watch, go to www.doi.gov/live.
To see other DOI events located throughout the country this week click here.
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