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2019 Winter Lectures


Expand your horizons this year, with our free winter lectures! For five Tuesday nights starting Feb. 12, dive into the latest discoveries Smithsonian scientists have made about our oceans, our atmosphere and the hidden side of recycling. Lectures are free; donations are appreciated. No advance registration necessary—a curious mind is the only requirement.

Time: Tuesdays at 7pm (light refreshments at 6:30)
Place: Schmidt Conference Center (directions)

Lecture Lineup:

The Ocean Is Losing Its Breath–Causes, Consequences and Solutions
Tuesday, February 12, 7pm
Speaker: Denise Breitburg, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Mangroves, Climate Change and Hurricanes
Tuesday, February 19, 7pm
Speaker: Candy Feller, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Methane: The More Powerful Greenhouse Gas
Tuesday, February 26, 7pm
Speaker: Pat Megonigal, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Garbology: The Science Behind Recycling
Tuesday, March 5, 7pm
Speaker: Eric Hollinger, Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

Adrift: Lessons From The Japanese Tsunami About Marine Life On Ocean Debris
Tuesday, March 12, 7pm
Speaker: Linsey Haram, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center