A Pioneer in Science: The Conestoga Study and the Woman Behind It

June 3, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
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A Pioneer in Science: The Conestoga Study and the Woman Behind It

June 3, 2019 , 6:00 PM 8:00 PM EDT

Ruth Patrick in a stream holding clumps of aquatic plants.

What: Lecture by Stroud Center Distinguished Research Scientist Bern Sweeney, Ph.D., with remarks by Millersville University Professor of STEM Education, Nanette Marcum-Dietrich, Ph.D.
When: Monday, June 3. Doors open at 6 p.m. for light refreshments. Lecture begins at 6:45 p.m. and event concludes by 8 p.m.
Where: The Ware Center, Lancaster, PA (map below)
Cost: FREE and open to the public thanks to our sponsor, Millersville University and their Watershed Education Training Institute

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Dr. Ruth Patrick was a visionary ecologist, a champion of environmental protection, and a mentor and inspiration to future scientists for more than seventy years. Her 1948 Conestoga study, which combined biological and chemical data to assess the river’s pollution level, was a major breakthrough in the study of freshwater science. Learn more about Dr. Patrick, her career as a woman scientist, and her pioneering research with distinguished research scientist, Dr. Bern Sweeney.

For more information, contact Jess Provinski.

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June 3, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
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Jessica Provinski

The Ware Center

42 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
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