Prescott College Logo

We are pleased to introduce the
"Meet the Faculty Webinar Series "

Join us for a new series designed to feature the work, research, and praxis of the Prescott College
faculty for the benefit of the campus community and to engage external audiences of
prospective students, colleagues and collaborators.


Until Our Next Episode...

Speaker: Lorayne Meltzer,
Environmental Studies Faculty and Executive Director of the Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies, Prescott College


Wednesday, April 21st,
Starting at 4:00 PM MST

Community Leadership and Participation in
Bio-cultural Conservation in the Gulf of California, Mexico

The central Gulf of California is a very rich and productive in bio-cultural diversity and is also facing complex challenges stemming from overfishing, ineffective regulation, and socio-economic pressures related to expanding international markets.

Local participation in multi-sectorial and equitable dialog is as an indispensable element of sustainable resource management, environmental justice and protection of species, habitats and traditional ecological knowledge and lifeways.Lorayne will discuss efforts to increase local leadership in bio-cultural conservation projects in marginalized indigenous and local communities in coastal Sonora, Mexico.


Meet the Moderator
Gretchen Gano, Ph.D.

Gretchen Gano is a Science and Technology Studies scholar and Director of Research and Faculty of Education in the PhD. in Sustainability Education Program at Prescott College. She studies how diverse publics intervene in complex environmental problems and in urban life to catalyze policy and social change. She analyzes the design of dialog processes that involve the public in policy debate about scientific and technical issues, known as participatory technology assessment.

She has been involved in major multi-institutional research projects that engaged citizens in technology assessment as social learning in the development of synthetic biology; the politics of using algorithms and big data; US national space policy; nanotechnology and emerging technologies in cities; as well as in the formation of international climate, energy & biodiversity policy. Gano is a Research Fellow and the former Associate Director of Research at the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society at the University of California Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at Arizona State University and holds a double Master's in Science and Technology Policy and Library and Information Science from Rutgers University.

Check Out Our Latest Episode

Check out what the faculty
at Prescott College have
been up to, in our featured
"Meet the Faculty" series.

Watch Now! 

Previous Episodes


Organizing Opportunities for the Xicanada in the 21st Century

Ernesto Mireles shares how pockets of the Xicano people and the Xicano political movement are responding to the current crises of the 21st century.


Adventure and Embodiment of Place

Adventure is a relic of imperialism and the European romanticization of place. It has evolved from quests for domination of place and people, to spiritual or consumeristic escape from the modern world, to an attempt to return or reconnect to nature.

This series is presented by the Prescott College faculty.