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Seminar Series Investigates Laws Protecting Fresh Water

1024 681 Stroud Water Research Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2012

CONTACT:

Diane Huskinson, Stroud™ Water Research Center
717-383-1179 or dhuskinson@stroudcenter.org

Avondale, Pa. – Are environmental laws protecting our streams and rivers?

Entomologist John K. Jackson, Ph.D., of Stroud Water Research Center will explore that question on the evening of Wed., July 18, 2012.

His lecture is the second in the monthly Stroud Seminar Series, hosted by the Center, and designed to address global, national, and local issues related to water.

Also on display on July 18th is an art exhibit by Vicki Vinton titled “Drill What Lies Beneath, an Artist’s Interpretation of the Marcellus Shale Gas Extraction Process.” This is the last public viewing of the entire collection.

All lectures are free and open to the public, are appropriate for ages 12 and older, and will be held in the Stroud Meetinghouse. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for tours and the art exhibit; lectures start promptly at 7 p.m. A wine and cheese reception will precede the lecture.

More upcoming lectures include:

  • “How emerging tools and approaches enable scientists to confront major environmental challenges that threaten our world.” Led by the Center’s Organic Geochemist Anthony K. Aufdenkampe, Ph.D. on Wed., August 29.
  • “Connecting with nature in a Digital Age.” Led by Patricia Zaradic, Ph.D., director of the Red Rock Institute on Wed., September 19.
  • “The science behind your livable landscape.” Led by the Center’s Biogeochemist Louis A. Kaplan, Ph.D. on Wed., October 24.
  • “Why do we need wetlands, and does the Clean Water Act protect them?” Led by the Center’s Assistant Director/Vice President and Research Scientist Dave B. Arscott, Ph.D. on Wed., November 7.

Sponsors include Susquehanna Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, and Northern Trust.

For more information, go to: www.stroudcenter.org/events