Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: SkyTruth; Leveraging Remote Sensing and Spatial Science to Illustrate Environmental Issues

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV

What: Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program

Where: Hospice of the Panhandle, Education Center, Kearneysville

When: Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM

Topic: SkyTruth; Leveraging Remote Sensing and Spatial Science to Illustrate Environmental Issues 

Presenter: Christian Thomas

Cost: free

Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday, January 10th at 7:00 PM for our regular monthly program.

Christian Thomas will present on SkyTruth: Leveraging Remote Sensing and Spatial Science to Illustrate Environmental Issues.

In his presentation, Christian will talk about who SkyTruth is and what they do. He will discuss how technology, especially satellite imagery and cloud computing, is allowing environmentalists to tackle big questions and big problems in ways that were never possible before. 

Christian is a native of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. After graduating from West Virginia University with a B.A. in Geography and Environmental Geoscience, he joined the SkyTruth team as a Geospatial Analyst. At SkyTruth he works to analyze data and conduct research on a wide range of environmental issues and incidents around the world. In addition to utilizing his background in geographic information systems (GIS), he has helped to design lessons for SkyTruth’s educational outreach program and offers technical and media support for Global Fishing Watch. When not in the office Christian enjoys traveling, hiking, backpacking, and generally adventuring in the great outdoors.

This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend.


Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430

GPS location is Food Lion, 50 Coast Guard Drive, Kearneysville (Hospice is directly across the street from Food Lion)


From WV Route 9, take the Short Road exit. If traveling east, take a left off the exit. If traveling west, take a right off the exit. Follow to the stop light at Sheetz.  Turn right. Take the next left across from Food Lion onto Hospice Lane. Follow the road back.

The office will be on your left (the inpatient facility will be on your right). The door to enter for the PVAS Program is to the right of the main office door. We will have a sign on the door. 

Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have.

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