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Evening Lecture Series
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Weekly Science Seminars and other Adult Public Programs

Our 2014 evening lectures will occur on the third Tuesday of every month April 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:

September 16, 2014 7:00PM
Coal Crazy and Panamax Ready: How shipping brought new invaders to Chesapeake Bay
Jenny Carney
The Chesapeake Bay is one of the largest bays in the United States. It is also home to two of the country’s busiest ports: Norfolk, Va., and Baltimore, Md., plus 179 recorded aquatic nonnative species. This talk will explore how shipping, in particular ballast water, played a role in moving these organisms to the Chesapeake, and how the widening of the Panama Canal could open more doors to invasion.
Contact Info: Kristen Minogue (; 443-482-2325)

October 21, 2014 7:00PM
Predicting the Future: How Fishes in the Chesapeake May Respond to Climate Change
Seth Miller
Earth's climate is changing. One of the great challenges for scientists is predicting how different species will respond to those changes. By using laboratory experiments that simulate future climate scenarios, we’re starting to understand what this could mean for important organisms such as forage fishes in Chesapeake Bay, and how the Bay as a whole might look in the future.
Contact Info: Kristen Minogue (; 443-482-2325)