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Presenter: Dean Apostol and 2 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

   Defining light pollution
   Safety, health and environmental impacts of light pollution
   Outdoor lighting ordinances

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 12:15 - 1:15 PM CST

   Conservation biology
   Landscape ecology
   Restoration ecology

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 1:30 - 3:30 PM CST

   Flood plains
   Critical areas
   Endangered species
   Enforcement mechanisms

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

   Community ecology
   Restoring native ecosystems
   Design of conservation reserves

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 12:30 - 2:30 PM CST

   Space efficient subsurface storage for urban stormwater retrofits?                  
   The importance of pretreatment part 1: Innovative mechanical treatment and screening?                  
   The importance of pretreatment part 2: Innovative vegetated/biological treatment systems and permeable surfaces   
   Case studies including Philadelphia and NYC Gi programs

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects

     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW CE Hours

Landscape Architects:
     7.0 HSW CE Hours

     7.0 HSW|LUs

     7.0 HSW PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for architect (HSW) and engineer continuing education credit in all states and landscape architect continuing education credit in most states. Course participants need to be aware of any state restrictions on online learning. See each webinar listing for available continuing education credits.

HalfMoon Education is registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Provider J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under each course listing. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES and LA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and 79-1.5(i)(2)).

HalfMoon Education is an International Code Council Preferred Provider (No. 1232). View webinar listings for available CEUs.

Select webinars offer CECs approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for certified floodplain managers.

Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz following the end of each webinar, and earned LUs (AIA/CES) and PDHs (LA/CES) will be reported by HalfMoon Education Inc.


Dean Apostol

Environmental Consultant, Portland, OR

Mr. Apostol is a semi-retired environmental consultant, restoration ecologist, teacher, writer, and small farmer. He graduated from Iowa State University in Landscape Architecture in 1977. He credits Professor Robert Dyas, a noted lover of the Midwestern tallgrass prairie (and World War 2 vet), with sparking his interest in native ecosystems and how to use them in landscape design and planning. Mr. Apostol has had a 40 year up and down (recessions are a bummer) career based in the Pacific Northwest and California. He was a licensed landscape architect in Oregon from 1983-2014. Mr. Apostol’s career has included private and public practice. He ran his own office from 1981-1986, and again from 1997-2008, when he joined MIG’s Portland office as a Senior Landscape Architect. From 1986-1997 Mr. Apostol worked at the US Forest Service where, as head landscape architect, he collaborated with the lead ecologist on development of a process for applying landscape ecology to forest management. This resulted in a small book: Forest Landscape Analysis and Design, along with 15 minutes of fame, including consultation on applying its ideas around the US, Canada, and in Europe. Mr. Apostol also worked for the Federal Bureau of Reclamation in California and the Army Corps of Engineers in Seattle as a manager for large scale (really mess things up) water projects. A long interest in the restoration of natural ecosystems led Mr. Apostol to write and edit Restoring the Pacific Northwest, published by Island Press in 2006. This book provides a broad geographic overview of regional ecosystems and the state of the art (at that time) for restoring them to health. He followed this with publication of Designing Sustainable Forest Landscapes (Taylor and Francis Press), a follow up to his work with the Forest Service. Another area of interest is conservation of scenic landscapes, and in 2016 Mr. Apostol led a team to research and write The Renewable Energy Landscape (Routledge Press). This book looks at the impacts on the visual landscape of large scale commercial energy projects, particularly wind and solar. In semi-retirement, Mr. Apostol continues to selectively consult, teach, and write. His next book is about the failed effort to design a new city in Damascus, Oregon, where Mr. Apostol has a small farm.

Mary Coolidge

Audubon Birdsafe Campaign Coordinator, Portland, OR

Ms. Coolidge is Portland Audubon’s BirdSafe campaign coordinator, working with architects, planners and designers to reduce hazards for birds in the urban environment while meeting other building design and performance objectives, including site lighting design, sustainability, livability and climate change objectives. One of the driving questions in this work is around how we can light our built areas in such a way as to protect ecosystem and human health and minimize waste by reducing light pollution, while also designing nighttime environments that address safety and appeal to and accommodate people. She advocated for the use of smart technology to dim or extinguish lighting based on outdoor occupancy, motion sensors and lighting programmability. Ms. Coolidge is dedicated to improving efforts to make urban environments more hospitable to wildlife and helping to connect people to nature and place at home in the city. She has a degree in biology and formerly served as Audubon’s assistant conservation Director. She splits her time between Portland Audubon and the Oregon Zoo’s California Condor breeding program.

Rob Woodman, PE

Senior Stormwater Engineer, ACF in Maine

Mr. Woodman serves ACF as senior stormwater engineer. His skill set bolsters ACF’s engineering technical support service allowing ACF to better serve their clients and customers with value added, project specific and engineering technical support. Mr. Woodman earned a BS degree in Civil Engineering in 2004 from the University of Wollongong in Wollongong, Australia. His schooling provided the necessary knowledge for Mr. Woodman to launch his career into site civil design and the ever-trending green infrastructure industry. He spent the first 10 years as a design and project engineer for a private engineering consulting firm, gaining experience and expanding his knowledge of the industry on a wide variety of civil and stormwater engineering design projects for private and public sector clients throughout New England. He is a registered professional engineer in Maine and Pennsylvania, a certified professional in erosion and sedimentation control, Maine DEP certified stormwater inspector, master gardener and entrepreneur.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $350.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $300.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.