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KC Oasis Sunday Gathering – Featured speaker: DeAnn Gregory, “LED Lighting – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Musical guest: Jansen Wooton (https://www.instagram.com/jansendoesmusic/)
Community moment: Jacob Mitchell
Featured speaker: DeAnn Gregory, “LED Lighting – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”

DeAnn is a Missouri Master Naturalist and longtime conservationist, currently serving on the DarkSky Missouri board. In 2020, while serving on a Thomas Hart Benton Sierra Club Committee, she researched environmental and societal impacts of overlighting in anticipation of Kansas City’s (then future) planned transition to LED streetlights. A Sierra Club subcommittee robustly advocated for environmental considerations, influencing the final outcome. (Residents in Tucson and other cities that chose environmentally responsible lighting said, “Even the people look better.”) Light pollution is currently a robust area of scientific research worldwide, across many fields of study. A brief synopsis can be found in the 2023 Artificial Light at Night State of the Science report (zenodo.org/records/8071915). DeAnn will describe the causes of light pollution, ecological impacts, and current projects of DarkSky Missouri to raise awareness. DeAnn is retired from Missouri Department of Natural Resources and resides in Kansas City with her husband, two dogs and five chickens.

Parallel park in the neighborhood near our building or in the “free on Sundays” KU P2 parking garage two blocks west of our community center. Please reserve the small south parking lot for those who need the ramp to enter the building.

By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/).


May 19
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Kansas City Oasis Community Center
1717 W 41st St
Kansas City, MO 64111
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