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Evening Lecture Series
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Weekly Science Seminars and other Adult Public Programs

Our 2015 evening lectures will occur on the third Tuesday of every month March through November. They are free and open to the public. Lectures run from 7-8 p.m. with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures will take place in the Schmidt Conference Center.

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Upcoming Evening Lectures:

July 21, 2015 7:00PM
Wetlands. Vs. Rising Seas: Who's Winning in the Climate of the Future?
Pat Megonigal
Coastal wetlands protect our homes and help keep our waters clean. They also have fascinating abilities to build elevation in the face of accelerated sea-level rise. However, it’s unclear if the host of global changes today will help or hijack the systems that keep them afloat. Rising carbon dioxide, nitrogen and new species all impact plant productivity—a key way marshes build soil. Dams and other development can also jeopardize marshes’ ability to trap sediment and migrate inland. Pat Megonigal will summarize three decades of research into how wetlands are responding to climate change, and how society and economics are shaping their future.
Contact Info: Kristen Minogue (, 443-482-2325)

August 18, 2015 7:00PM
Trekking Through Mangroves: How Pollution and Climate Change Are Altering the Tropics
Candy Feller
Contact Info: Kristen Minogue (, 443-482-2325)