Presented by Brie Day, Dallas County Community College District Biology Professor
What can you do to protect our native species and habitats? Join us as we learn why the invasion of exotic species in the United States such as Asian Tiger mosquitos, garlic mustard, cowbirds, Zebra mussels and European starlings is one of the greatest threats to ecosystem biodiversity and sustainability. We’ll also explore how human activities help exotic species. This free webinar is part of the Sustainable U Lunch and Learn series produced by Dallas County Community College District and EarthX. There is no charge for the webinar, but you must register in advance.
About Brie Day
Brie Day has a passion for projects that help our environment and educate students and the community about science and sustainability. Brie has taught full time at the community college level for more than 18 years, teaching more than 28 courses in the environmental and biological sciences. She currently teaches in the areas of general and environmental biology at DCCCD’s Eastfield College in Mesquite, where her curriculum focuses on project-based, hands-on education, both in the lab and in the field at Samuell Farm.
Brie recently won the Eastfield College “Excellence in Teaching – Piper Professor Faculty of the Year” award. Throughout her career in higher education, Brie has worked to build K-12, university and industry partnerships for educational initiatives in the biological and environmental sciences.
Brie’s education includes the completion of three years toward a doctorate (achieving ABD status) in environmental and natural resources science: evolutionary molecular genetics of salmonids from Washington State University, Vancouver. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences: Conservation Biology and Invasion Ecology from Illinois State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior from the University of Maryland at College Park.