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(AT) Blackland Prairie Chapter Meeting

November 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hi Blackland Prairie Master Naturalists!

The next BPTMN Chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  Please join us as we welcome Professor Faoud Jabar with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Dallas, who will be speaking on Nature-based Solutions for Water Quality and Flood Mitigation.

This will be a HYBRID meeting.

Members will be able to attend this chapter meeting in one of two ways:

  • In-person at the Heard Museum Science Resource Center (SRC) or
  • Online via Zoom (Register below)

Meeting Reminders

  • Be sure to wear your name tag!
  • Coffee and tea will be available. Please bring your own cup!  Let’s do our part to reduce waste!
  • Masks are optional for in-person attendees. Hand sanitizer will be provided.


Program:  Blackland Prairie Chapter Meeting – November 2022

Date:  Tuesday, November 8, 2022


  • SRC Doors will open at 6:00
  • Zoom meeting waiting room will open at 6:45 PM
  • Meeting will begin at 7:00 PM

Naturalist Talk Speaker:  Professor Faoud Jabar, PhD, PE, Professor and Integrated Water Resources Management Extension Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension located in Dallas

Topic:  Nature-based Solutions for Water Quality and Flood Mitigation

Description:  Dr. Jaber received BSc and MSc in Agriculture and Irrigation engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1992 and 1995. He received his Ph.D. in 2001 in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue University with emphasis in Natural and Environmental Resources Engineering.

He has been conducting research and extension programs related to green stormwater infrastructure, nature-based systems, stream restoration, and climate change resiliency studies since 2002 with funding to his lab exceeding 2.5 million dollars.

Dr. Jaber has also extensive international expertise as he worked as an FAO consultant and has led workshops in Qatar, Algeria, South Korea, Iraq, India and Lebanon.

Dr. Jaber is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. He has received the 2016 Standards Development Award from ASABE, the 2014 Blue Ribbon Award – The American Society for Horticultural Sciences Southern Region, and the 2011 Blue Ribbon Award, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Physical Meeting Location:  Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, McKinney TX 75069, Science Resource Center (SRC) building

Directions to SRC:  Drive through Heard gates; go past parking lot and museum building; continue until the road ends at the large white SRC building.

Online Zoom Meeting Registration:

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This meeting will be recorded and posted on the BPTMN Vimeo page – https://vimeo.com/bptmn

Online Meeting Hosts: Charlise Hill-Larson – charlisehl@bptmn.org and Linda Nixon – lindan@bptmn.org

Logging AT:  The monthly meeting presentation will offer members the opportunity to earn 1-hour of AT. Log as AT: BPTMN Chapter Monthly Meeting Only (1 hour) with presentation description: “Faoud Jabar, Water Quality and Flood Mitigation.”

Other Information:
Get steps to download ZOOM on your computer:

Linda Nixon
BPTMN Communications Director


November 8, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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