From Pam Freeman at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook:
Thursday, April 23rd at 4:00 p.m.
The World is Blue: How Our Future and the Ocean’s Are One
One of the world’s most distinguished marine scientists, Dr. Sylvia Earle, will discuss the ocean’s rapid decline, what it means to humanity, and the need to protect the blue heart of the planet. An explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, Dr. Earle has investigated the ocean’s deepest depths for over forty years.
Thursday, April 23rd at 5:00 p.m.
Young Environmental Scientists’ (YES) Conference
A special event for 5th-12th graders who conduct an environment-related science fair project. Participants will display their project at the Cary Institute, where they will interact with scientists, take a lab tour, and receive a certificate of merit. To RSVP, contact Kim Notin at (845) 677-7600 ext 303.
Friday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m.
The Ecology of Pizza
Ecologist, award-winning author, and cancer survivor Dr. Sandra Steingraber will discuss the benefits of organic food and the costs associated with pesticide-dependent crops. An expert on how environmental factors influence human health, Dr. Steingraber is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ithaca College.
Friday, May 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Open House: Lab Tours and Reception
For the second year, we will be kicking-off the Millbrook Book Festival with a family-friendly open house from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Explore our science labs and introduce young learners to Hudson River ecology through hands-on activities with Cary educators. At 6:15 p.m. we will host the Millbrook Book Festival’s opening reception; refreshments will be served!
Friday, May 15th at 7:00 p.m.
The Hudson: America’s River
Author and conservationist Fran Dunwell has spent over 30 years working to protect the Hudson River and its historic heritage. She will discuss her new book, The Hudson: America’s River, which explores the river’s role in inspiring artists, entrepreneurs, presidents, environmental movements, and the rise of Manhattan. This event is part of the Millbrook Book Festival.
Events are free and open to the public. They will take place at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Rt. 44) in Millbrook, NY. For more information visit www.ecostudies.org/events.html <http://www.ecostudies.org/events.html> or call (845) 677-5343
Pamela A. Freeman
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Box AB, 2801 Sharon Tpk.
Millbrook, New York12545
845-677-7600 ext. 121