Perils of Plastic: 2019 Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture

September 22, 2019
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When: Sunday, September 22. Doors open at 4 p.m. and lecture begins at 4:45.
Where: The Meetinghouse at Stroud Water Research Center

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Join as Sherri Mason, Ph.D., of Penn State Behrend presents her lecture, “Perils of Plastics.” The Heinz Family Foundation named Dr. Sherri Mason as the recipient of the prestigious 23rd Heinz Award in the Public Policy category. She is recognized for her groundbreaking research identifying the presence of microbeads and microfibers in fresh water, and for raising awareness of the potential impact of microplastics and associated contaminants on the food chain and human health, resulting in state, federal and international policy change.

“The world is an interconnected system. This is not just about aquatic animals; it is a significant concern to human health as well.” — Sherri Mason, Ph.D.

Photos of Dick and Joan StroudHeld in memory of Joan and Dick Stroud, co-founders of Stroud™ Water Research Center, this lecture series allows us to share with our friends and the general public a special evening with speakers who will both enlighten and entertain — sharing their research and their perspectives on subjects from watershed ecology to conservation and more.

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