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Hiking in Big Bend

In 2016 participate in an Austin Sierra Club Outing! We offer an incredible variety of activities - leisurely greenbelt walks, rugged wilderness hikes, camping--developed state parks and no-frills primitive, biking-- colorful neighborhood streets and quiet country roads, kayaking--gentle lakes and roaring rivers, bat watching, star gazing, geology exploring, snowshoeing, picking up litter, and restoring native habitats. Last year we hosted over 200 events and this year plan to do even more.



The Austin Regional Group of the Sierra Club normally meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the north dining room of Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto. Come as early as 6:00 p.m. for happy hour and ordering eats.

Next Monthly Meeting: Tuesday. February 9th.

Jay BannerFeb. 9, 2016.  “The Science Behind Texas’ Climate Change,” with Jay Banner, UT Environmental Science Institute, who will discuss Texas' unique challenge of being a climatic hotspot and population growth center, research on reconstructing past climate change in Texas (tree ring and speleothem studies), how past droughts compare with present and projected future droughts, their economic impacts, and his experience with the Texas legislature on climate adaptation bills. Jay Banner was born and raised in New York City and was interested in science from an early age. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and pursued graduate studies in geology and geochemistry at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he received his MS and Ph.D.  Dr. Banner was a post-doctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology and Louisiana State University. He joined the faculty in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. He is presently the Fred M. Bullard Professor in the Jackson School of Geosciences and Director of the Environmental Science Institute at UT-Austin. Dr. Banner is a geochemist who investigates the impacts of urbanization on aquifers and streams, and the reconstruction of past climate change, soil erosion and ocean chemistry. His field research sites include Texas, Guam, Western Australia, the midcontinent and Great Basin USA, Barbados, and the Bahamas. Banner co-developed and teaches UT-Austin’s first Signature Course, Sustaining a Planet, and helped develop the university’s newest interdisciplinary degree, a B.S. in Environmental Science. Dr. Banner is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, and was the first person certified as an Environmental Scientist by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. Among the recent honors he has received are the UT Board of Regents Outstanding Teaching Award (2013) and the Texas Exes Teaching Award (2012).


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