The CCN had a gathering at Reed College last weekend! The theme of the weekend was Natural Disasters, so we collectively did some research on why natural disasters are occurring more frequently due to changes in the climate and we looked at some of the repercussions of larger natural disasters. We also had a speaker come in, Aaron Ramirez from the Reed College Environmental Studies Biology department, to speak about his research on the effects of drought post fire on the ecology of an environment. Overall, it was a great weekend of learning, networking, and fun getting to know each other a little better! The network continues!