Connect-Learn-Engage: Recordings of Academic Forums from CSU, Chico
As part of Regional & Continuing Education’s efforts to share the valuable knowledge on the California State University, Chico campus, we record guest speakers and academic forums. These videostreamed presentations cover a variety of academic disciplines, and the online format allows anyone interested to access the materials any time, view the presentation multiple times, and print handouts when available. Transcripts are provided for many of these presentations, either with or without PowerPoint slides. More recent recordings feature closed captioning.
To explore these offerings and view the presentations, use the list of subject areas in the green navigation block to the right.
In addition to these presentations, recorded workshops from the CSU, Chico Student Learning Center, Wellness Center, Career Center, Liberal Studies, Academic Advising and the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center enrich the experience of online students by providing study and test-taking tips, career guidance, and forums relating to mental and physical health. View a complete listing of those workshops.
What is the Bay Delta and How Does it Affect You?
Natalie Carter, Executive Director, Butte Environmental Council; Michelle Banonis, Bay-Delta Office Manager, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
The San Francisco Bay Delta is the largest estuary on the Pacific Coast of the Americas. The two presenters combine to offer a great deal of information about the San Francisco Bay Delta, starting with Natalie Carter’s answer to the question, “What is a delta?” Carter provides a natural history of the Bay Delta, explaining how human activities have caused significant changes in its ecosystem over the past 150-plus years. Michelle Banonis discusses the Bay Delta’s relationship to California water. She gives an overview of the massive federal Central Valley Project that includes 20 dams and reservoirs, 11 power plants, and 500 miles of canals. This huge infrastructure has greatly affected the Bay Delta ecosystem, especially the amount of freshwater that flows into the Bay. Both speakers conclude by offering possible solutions to improving the natural values of the Bay Delta.
Presentation Time: 1 hour, 29 minutes