2023 Department of Labor Prevailing Wage Seminars

About this event

Welcome to the fourth annual Prevailing Wage Seminar! Participants will have access to pre-recorded trainings on a variety of Davis-Bacon and SCA compliance topics, followed by the opportunity to participate in an overview and Q & A on these topics with DOL subject matter experts. Q & A sessions for Davis-Bacon topics are available on March 8, June 27, and September 13, and SCA Q & A sessions are available on March 9, June 28, and September 14. Participants are welcome to register for both a Davis-Bacon and SCA session, but participants generally do not benefit from registering for more than one session on the same topic, as the material covered is similar. Please make sure the date you select on the EventBrite calendar matches the topic you wish to attend, and select the ticket matching the date and topic of your preference. Also, please be aware that you must register for each date you wish to attend separately, as if you select a date on the Event Calendar and then select a ticket for more than one date, Event Brite only registers you for the single date selected on the Event Calendar. More details, including a link to your registered Q & A session, will be provided after registration.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

About this event

Join us for a virtual, creative writing hour at the National Portrait Gallery! We’ve set up a virtual space where writers can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. Bring your own happy hour beverage of choice and write with us. We will provide writing prompts, and you are also welcome to bring your own writing project-in-progress. We will write for about 30 minutes and end each session with a brief discussion or reading.

The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 12-24 hours in advance of the program. The email will come from Eventbrite. Please only register for yourself. We will only be allowing participants into the meeting if their name (and email address) is on the registration list.

The Portrait Gallery strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. If you have questions about the accessibility of this program, or if you would like to request real-time captioning (CART), sign language interpretation, or any other accommodations, please contact Vanessa Jones at jonesve@si.edu. Two weeks advance notice is appreciated for requesting accommodations.

In order to register and participate in this program, you must be 18 or older, or be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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WGLBBO Free Webinar Series: Help Birds, Pollinators and Your Community

About this event

Each month we will be hosting one or two webinars on how to make your corner of the world better for your feathered, winged, and aquatic neighbors. Check back for more details on upcoming programs.

Please feel free to register even if you can’t attend. We will be sending a link to the recording to all registrants.

Our platform only allows 150 attendees, so please log in on time or a couple of minutes early to ensure you can get in. If you are unable to attend for any reason, we will send a link to the recording to all registrants.

Future webinar topics will include native plant gardening, residential green infrastructure, hazards to birds, impacts of Emerald Ash Borer, and more! Stay tuned to our social media and your inbox for updates.

March 22, 2023: Top Native Plants for Birds

Presenter: Jenn Phillips-Vanderberg, Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory

Description: Learn about great plants for birds and how to incorporate them into your yard. Bring your questions!

April 12, 2023: Talk to the Experts – A Roundtable Discussion

Presenters: Ben French, VP of Propagation and Product Development – Johnson’s Nursery, Inc., Nick Gall, Ecological Restoration Manager – Mequon Nature Center, Robert Kaleta, Land Manager – River Revitalization Foundation

Description: Join us for a discussion about native plants! Three local native plants experts will give short presentations about how they work with native plants and then the rest of the time is open for all of your questions.




Watch past webinars here!


March 8, 2023: The Pollinator Patch Program: Root-Pike WIN’s mission for clean water and healthy habitats

Presenters: Kristine Heuser, Stormwater Resource Consultant, Pollinator Patch Program Manager

Description: The Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network (Root-Pike WIN) is a non-profit located in Kenosha, WI dedicated to restoring, protecting, and sustaining the impaired watersheds of the Root-Pike basin. Join Kristi Heuser, Pollinator Patch Program Manager & Stormwater Consultant, to learn more about the issues with stormwater runoff and how native plants are a solution for helping water quality and endangered pollinator populations. This presentation will focus on how Root-Pike WIN’s Pollinator Patch Program is being implemented at local schools, businesses, churches, and private residences to help keep our water clean and conserve pollinator populations, with a special focus on the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee. If you have an interest in watershed health, conservation, environmental education, or learning how to transform your yard into a pollinator paradise, this presentation is for you!


February 8, 2023: The Cranes of Wisconsin

Presenters: Stephanie M. Schmidt, Whooping Crane Outreach Coordinator for the International Crane Foundation

Description: The International Crane Foundation (ICF), headquartered in Baraboo, Wisconsin, is committed to conserving all 15 species of cranes worldwide and the watersheds, ecosystems, and flyways they depend on. This work includes safeguarding the future of the Sandhill Crane and the endangered Whooping Crane who seasonally call Wisconsin home. In this webinar, presented by ICF, you will learn how to identify Sandhill Cranes and Whooping Cranes by sight and sound, and explore the historic decline of Sandhill Cranes and Whooping Cranes, the legislation that aids in their protection, the reintroduction program that brought Whooping Cranes back to the eastern United States, and opportunities to advocate for the cranes of Wisconsin as they face increasing threats of poaching, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflicts.


November 9, 2022: Eagle-eyed Citizen Science: Bald Eagle Nest Watch

Presenters: Brenna Marsicek, Madison Audubon director of communications and outreach, and Drew Cashman, volunteer with Madison Audubon and the inspiration behind the Bald Eagle Nest Watch program.

Description: Through the tremendous power of on-the-ground volunteers, the Bald Eagle Nest Watch program has gathered important information about the health, productivity, and nesting success of over 100 Bald Eagle nests in Wisconsin. Join in for this online presentation to learn more about Bald Eagle nesting ecology, what the volunteers look for, how the program is expanding, and how to get involved!

October 19, 2022: Wisconsin Salt Wise – The Ecosystem Impacts of Road Salt Use

Description: Once salt goes down, it doesn’t go away. Salt levels are rising up in lakes, streams, and drinking water across the country. Harm to native freshwater organisms can occur at both the species and ecosystem levels lowering rates of growth and reproduction through osmotic stress, reductions in food source, and altered biogeochemistry. We’ll break down the science of freshwater salinization and build up the case for smarter salting in your communities.

September 7, 2022: EAB (Emerald Ash Borer) Recovery and Mitigation in the Lakeshore

Presenter: Jim Kettler, Director of Projects, Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership

Description: The Emerald Ash Borer or EAB has decimated forests in southeastern Wisconsin counties, and is now impacting the northern counties along the Lake Michigan coastline. LNRP launched a collaborative effort with the Sheboygan Rotary club with the Restoration of Our Trees Sheboygan or ROOTS.

The project builds on state and FS grants, ongoing projects, and established relationships with local governments, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit partners. Project sites are strategically selected to maximize water quality benefits within the Great Lakes watershed, by targeting the restoration of canopy cover on a diverse array of landscapes including public parklands, priority wetlands, and riparian habitats.

The presentation will showcase the private-public partnership and demonstrate the urgency of addressing the impact of EAB.

August 10, 2022: Avian Vision, Window Collisions, and How You Can Save Birds

Presenter: Bryan Lenz, American Bird Conservancy, Glass Collision Manager, and Bird City Americas Director

Description: Join us for a presentation by American Bird Conservancy’s Dr. Bryan Lenz to discuss the scale of the window collision problem, how birds see the world, the science behind collisions solutions, and what you can do to keep your windows from killing birds.


As Collisions Campaign Manager, Bryan’s goal is to reduce the collision threat that the built environment, especially glass, poses to birds. To be successful, Bryan has to work on numerous fronts, including research, design, legislation, building code, education, outreach, and marketing. The target audience includes just about everyone – elected officials, private citizens, public employees, architects, corporations, universities, and anyone else who has the power to influence the design of new buildings or the operation of existing buildings (including homes).

Bryan joined ABC after working as the Director of the community conservation program Bird City Wisconsin and as the Chief Scientist at the Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory. He has also played a critical role in the development of the Midwest Migration Network.

July 12, 2022: Understanding the Hazards Birds Face

Presenter: Marge Gibson, Co-Executive Director, Raptor Education Group Inc (REGI)

Description: The list of hazards is long … toxins, lead poisoning, fishing line entanglement, fungal and bacterial infections at feeders or feeding stations, illegal shootings, and more. We can all work to make the world a safer place for birds. Join Marge Gibson to learn what role we can play.

May 11, 2022: The Importance of Green Infrastructure

Presenter: Chris Schultz, Senior Project Manager, MMSD

Description: You can help improve water and air quality, reduce the risk of sewer problems, beautify your neighborhood, and “green” your corner of the world by adopting a simple practice or two! Join us to learn how you can help protect our rivers and lakes by managing water where it falls on your property. Chris Schultz from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) will give an overview of green infrastructure strategies that can be applied to residential properties as well as services and resources that are available from MMSD and Fresh Coast Guardians.

April 13, 2022: Personalizing Your Yard with Natives

Presenters: Danielle Bell, Owner, Native Roots; Jill Kunsmann, Observatory board member, Jenn Phillips-Vanderberg, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory

Description: Join this round-table discussion to learn the inside story on the gardening challenges and personal interests native plants can address in our yards. Whether it is a special growing condition, a desire to attract butterflies and birds, or simply discovering some really cool “must-have” plant; you can count on an energetic conversation from our four presenters. Are you just getting started with native plants? Danielle Bell, owner of “Native Roots,” and one of our Neighborhood Habitat Improvement Project (NHIP) partners, will be on hand to share helpful information on site analysis and the location of beds. Bring your questions!

March 9, 2022: Beyond the Flower Bed – Gardening with Native Trees and Shrubs

Presenter: Erik Desotelle

Description: Don’t have time to maintain flower beds? Shrubs and trees may be the answer. Many of our native shrubs/trees; in addition to being great for the birds, butterflies, and pollinators; provide a showy display of blooms, great fall color, and bring four-season interest to your yard. Learn about some must-have native plants that can be great alternatives to the common lilac, burning bush, and barberry. There is a great native shrub/tree for just about any type of soil, sun, or moisture condition. Bring your questions and let Erik Desotelle, native plant expert from our partner organization, Johnson’s Nursery, inspire you.

February 9, 2022: Bird Coloration

Presenter: Jenn Phillips-Vanderberg, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory

Description: To shake off the muted tones of winter, Jenn will be presenting about bird coloration. This will include the mechanisms animals use to produce color, how diet affects color, why birds are the color they are, and mysteries that scientists still don’t understand. You’ll learn why many males are flashier than females (but not all!), why it seems like there are only females of some species in the fall, and what colors of common Wisconsin species are “telling” their conspecifics. Bring all your questions about bird colors. With your help, we can have a fun start to our webinar series.

UCD Food and Health Public Lecture Series 2023

About this event

The world of social media provides an overwhelming amount of information on food and nutrition. Often this information can be misleading and, in some instances, harmful to people’s health. For the average person, it is difficult to know whether this information is fact or fiction.

The UCD Institute of Food and Health is an international leader in food and health research focusing on Food Safety, Food Sustainability, Primary Production Systems, Innovative Processing & Food Quality, and Nutrition & Health. Communicating sound, factual scientific-based evidence is an integral part of our work. For the past four years we have run the successful Public Lectures in Food and Health and we are delighted to be back in 2023 with a series of new topics and to revisit some previous topics updating them with the latest scientific knowledge and advances in the area. All our previous lectures can be found here.

The lectures will be streamed live via Zoom Webinar. Registration is essential and an email with a link to join the webinar will be sent in advance of each lecture.

2023 Schedule of Lectures

23rd January “Nutrition for Healthy Ageing” Prof Helen Roche

27th March “Lunch Boxes for Kids” Dr Celine Murrin

22nd May “Food Waste: Use & Prevention” Dr Nigel Brunton & Dr Sarah Browne

12th June “Nutrition and Men’s Health” Prof Clare Corish

25th September “Sustainable Food: Agriculture and Diet Aspects” Dr Aifric O’Sullivan & Prof Kevin McDonnell

13th November “Nutrition & Cardiovascular Health” Dr Breige McNulty

Bees and Garden Plants by Rosi Rollings

About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

If you want to support pollinators in your garden, some plants will attract many more than others. This talk will cover which bees need our help and why, what to look for in your garden, the results of Rosi’s research and some of the garden plants most recommended for bees.


Frequently asked questions

How will I get the Zoom link for the session?

The link will be emailed to everyone who registers a couple of days before the event. There will be further reminder emails on the day.


Do I have to be a member of the London Natural History Society to attend?

No, everyone is welcome and there is no charge for attending. One of our aims as a charity is to educate a wide audience about the natural world. We’d love it if you did join us though and you’d be supporting our work. https://lnhs.org.uk/index.php/join-now

Office Hours

About this event

We invite Executive Directors, Emerging Executive Directors, and Family Leaders to join us!

Hosted by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center, “Office Hours” are a virtual learning space where executive directors, emerging executive directors, and family managers meet with a subject matter expert. They allow for in-depth conversations about topics important to individuals working in family mental health and substance use support fields providing the opportunity to ask questions, share resources, and discuss challenges and successes in their field work. The goal is to receive information that can help you improve and develop new skills. A unique topic, driven by participants, will be offered each month.

Office Hours are hosted on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 3:00 – 4:00pm ET:

  • March 14th: Cultural Mindfulness in the Family Peer Workforce
  • April 11th: Trauma-Skilled Practices for Family-Run Organizations
  • May 9th: Moving from Awareness to Acceptance Through Storytelling
  • June 13th: Celebrating Successes: The Importance of Messaging

Description: In March, our Office Hour will focus on how leadership can develop and enhance cultural mindfulness for their organizations, their staff, and the families they support by offering individualized programming, using best practices, and weaving this concept into their mission.

We will hear from Myriam Monsalve-Serna, LMFT, Founder and President of the Center for Community Learning, Inc., about the cultural and linguistic competence training she offers family-run organizations. Ms. Monsalve-Serna will explain why it’s important for family-run organizations to provide such training and give us a taste of the skills and practices that culturally mindful organizations use in supporting family mental health and substance use challenges.

Paul Cornils, Executive Director of Alaska Youth & Family Network, will discuss why it’s necessary to use culturally mindful practices with families and share how he encourages his staff to do so. Mr. Cornils will also share how and why his organization provides specialized support to Alaska Native families.

Learning Objectives:

Be able to define the term “cultural mindfulness” in relation to the Family Peer Workforce

  • Be able to define the term “cultural mindfulness” in relation to the Family Peer Workforce
  • Gain practical tips for increasing the cultural mindfulness of your organization
  • Discuss the role of mentorship and family feedback in increasing cultural mindfulness and plan action steps towards your goals p

Please note that this event is intended for executive directors, emerging executive directors, and family leaders.

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Meet Our Presenters

MYRIAM MONSALVE-SERNA, Founder and President, Center for Community Learning, Inc.

Myriam Monsalve-Serna is the Founder and President of the Center for Community Learning, Inc. Where she provides leadership in the planning, implementation and evaluation of grants and contracts, ongoing technical support to local and national organizations, and serves as a consultant in the field of cultural and linguistic competence and related fields. Myriam co-leads the Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health with the University of South Florida, Children and Family Services. She also assures that the values and principles of the System of Care are implemented within a framework of cultural and linguistic competence under the One Community Partnership and serves in a key decision-making role within the South Florida System of Care through the South Florida Behavioral Health Network, FACES where she is the Coordinator of Cultural & Linguistic Competency.

PAUL CORNILS, Executive Director, Alaska Youth & Family Network

Paul Cornils is the Executive Director of the Alaska Youth & Family Network, a peer-run behavioral health agency that provides peer-to-peer support, advocacy, systems navigation, and education to parents, children, youth and young adults.

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Request No-Cost Technical Assistance or Training from NFSTAC at: www.nfstac.org/request-ta.

Providing Family Support Across the Lifespan | www.nfstac.org | info@nfstac.org

The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center of Excellence (COE) Grant #1H79F6000160-Fam-CoE is funded by SAMHSA.

The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center is led by the National Federation of Families.


About this event

Learn about History of Tea, Growing Regions, Tea Plant, Proper Steeping, Health Benefits and more.

This TEA CLASS is a FREE event with an option of purchasing Tea Tasting Kit to sample teas along with the instructor.

We will be steeping and demonstrating 6 types of tea.Great fun activity! Watch on Facebook (don’t need to have an account), or Instagram

You may purchase a Tea Tasting Kit with 6 types of tea, paper tea filters and steeping instructions in store or on our website www.bluemonkeytea to be able to fully participate in this class by actually tasting various teas at home while watching!

These classes and many others are recorded and available to watch later on Facebook and on our Blue Monkey Tea YouTube Channel.

You can purchase over 400 teas/herbs and all sorts of tea accessories at our Pittsburgh store at 5872 Forbes Ave or online at www.bluemonkeytea.com

3 Steps to Reducing Knee Pain in the Workplace

About this event

Let’s begin this session with the intention of building stronger healthier knees.

Most people experience stiff knees after sitting for a long period of time. In this workshop you will perform exercises on your computer that will begin to reduce and some times eliminate the stiffness in your knees. You will learn techniques and strategies to produce;

  1. Less stiffness when standing
  2. Stair climb with ease
  3. Sit for long periods of time without getting stiff
  4. Learn stretches to eliminate back soreness & tightness

This 75-minute workshop you will learn what stretches and exercises are the best ones to reduce stiffness in the knees and tightness in the back.

Send this extraordinary free workshop invite to your co-workers, colleagues and friends. Having stiff knees and sore back in the workplace can be a thing of the past.

Register today and receive your free gift

Host: Renee Moten

Cost: Free

Your zoom link with be emailed to you.

Turnaround Tuesdays: WOSB Returns Webinar

About this event

To better assist you in successfully completing the ED/WOSB application process, SBA has announced a new webinar series, “Turnaround Tuesdays” for those firms whose applications have been returned. These webinars will be held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 10am and 3pm EST. Staff members from the WOSB Program Office will cover common issues firms encounter during the ED/WOSB application process, provide feedback, and answer questions. If you have questions about the webinar series (rather than your specific application), you may email wosbtraining@sba.gov. Please include in the subject line “webinar question” so we know how best to direct your message.

SBA Alabama District Office Preparing to Repay Your EIDL Loan

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The COVID-19 EIDL Loan came with a 30 Month Deferral Period which means no payments were required for the first 30 months. However, interest did accrue during those 30 months. Your payments have come due or are coming due in the next few months. As you begin to think about repaying your EIDL Loan, join us for a webinar on how to check your outstanding balance, determine when your first payment will be due, determine which service center to reach out to for questions and problem resolutions, etc.