Clatsop Community College and the Fort George Brewery + Public House are pleased to announce the kick-off event to the 2020-21 Ales & Ideas lecture series—broadcast from the Lovell Showroom via Facebook LIVE. On Thursday October 1, 7pm President Chris Breitmeyer will join Peter G. Williams, CCC’s new Vice President of Academic Affairs to present Climate Change: What, Why, and How We Might Change the Change, an uplifting approach to the alternatively titled You Think 2020 is Bad, Just Wait Ten Years.
With wildfires, hurricanes, and concern for infectious diseases at an all-time high, there’s never been a better time—except possibly twenty years ago—to contemplate our collective role in recognizing and mitigating global climate change. Chris Breitmeyer and Peter G. Williams will offer a lively discussion about this most important topic of or time. Chris, a scientist by training, will share his thoughts on the planet’s changing climate, reflecting on his interest and experience through 25 years of research and teaching. Peter’s contribution will include slides from his 2007 scientific research expedition to the summit crater of Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa. Tracking changes to the glaciated crater on Kilimanjaro is just one of many ways scientists track changing conditions across our global ecosystems. Peter’s trip to Africa combined environmental research, mountaineering, and outdoor photography for a “peak experience” he’s eager to share with his new community here in Astoria.
Although Fort George cannot host live audience members at this event, anyone with a computer, pad, or smartphone is welcome to find their way to www.facebook.com/fortgeorgebrewery The event will go live by 6:45 p.m., and the formal presentation will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Virtual participants will enjoy a live multimedia slide presentation plus a Q&A opportunity to pose questions of speakers through a monitored Facebook comments section. To order Fort George food and beverage for pick-up, visit https://www.fortgeorgetogo.com, and be sure to thank Jack, Chris, and all for making the effort to continue the tradition of free community lectures—with a virtual twist.
Dr. Peter G. Williams, Clatsop’s newly hired Vice President of Academic Affairs, holds a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Community College Leadership from Oregon State University; a Master of Science in Environmental Science, with an emphasis in Energy Policy, from Washington State University; and a Bachelor of Arts in Geology and Environmental Studies from University of Vermont. Peter has been involved in teaching and higher education administration since 1989, most recently as the Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Clark College in Vancouver, WA, where he served for nine years. He has also served at Spokane Community College, Whitman College, Washington State University, Gonzaga University, and Webster University. A published professional photographer and writer, and accomplished outdoor adventurer, Peter’s interests include sailing, sea kayaking, whitewater kayaking, bicycling, and ski mountaineering. Along with the mountaineering research journey he will share, Williams has also summited Denali, in Alaska, the highest mountain in North America. He is happily married and a proud father to two teenage daughters.
Chris Breitmeyer has been President at Clatsop Community College since July 2016. He started his academic career at Yavapai College in Arizona, where he taught environmental biology for more than ten years. If you don’t know Chris yet, you’ve probably still seen him walking his dog through the streets of Astoria.
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