Brown Bag Lecture April 23 Focuses on Jemez Mountains’ Ecology

Terry Foxx. By Jim Gautier
LANL News:


Terry Foxx, a master storyteller and former Laboratory employee, will discuss the ecology of the Jemez Mountains and the Pajarito Plateau noon to 1 p.m., April 23 at the Bradbury Science Museum as part of the museum’s Brown Bag lecture series.


Foxx will intertwine the evolution of her perspective about the natural world as a young girl, to working in a national laboratory, which was struggling with newly instituted environmental laws of the 1970s. Compliance with those laws required an evolution of perspective for project managers.


Foxx will share her insights, stories and results from short and long-term studies, and discuss the importance of these studies of the Jemez Mountains.


Her talk takes place in conjunction with the Laboratory’s Earth Week activities, April 21-25.


About the speaker


Foxx came to Los Alamos in 1969. In 1970, she became the first adjunct professor in biology at the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos. In 1977 she began working at LANL on its first environmental impact statement.


Foxx completed a four-year apprenticeship in storytelling in the 1990s and now combines her understanding of science with the human experience through storytelling.


Foxx retired from the Laboratory in 1999 but returned after the Cerro Grande Fire to write a booklet called “Out of the Ashes” about fire in the ecosystem. Today, Foxx is the president of the board of directors for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.


About the Bradbury Science Museum


Mensa, an internationally recognized high-IQ society, named the Bradbury Science museum as one of the top 10 “Favorite Science Museums.”


All events at the Bradbury Science Museum are free and open to the public. Bradbury Science Museum is located at 1350 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m., Sunday and Monday.

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