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

June 3, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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

This event is part of Lancaster Water Week.

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, call 610-268-2153, ext. 288, or email

Sponsored by:

  • Date: June 3
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Event Category:
The Ware Center
  • Jessica Provinski
  • Phone:
    610-268-2153, ext. 288
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