Science Café - "Plastic: It’s what’s for breakfast"

Event: 
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Plastic: It’s what’s for breakfast
Peter Hodum, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Puget Sound

7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Orca Books; 509 East 4th Avenue, Olympia

The issue of plastic debris in the oceans is of growing concern globally, with plastic accumulating in marine habitats from the equators to the poles and from coastlines to the middle of ocean basins.  Although patterns of plastic ingestion by marine wildlife such as sea turtles, marine mammals and seabirds are increasingly well documented, the consequences of ingestion remain poorly understood.  The pervasiveness of marine plastics, especially micro-plastics, throughout marine food webs is also unknown.  In this talk, Peter Hodum will discuss the magnitude of the marine plastic pollution issue, the impacts of plastic debris on marine wildlife, and the use of biological indicators, ranging from seabirds to mussels, to better understand the impacts of plastics on marine ecosystems.  He will also talk about the challenges and opportunities of dealing with this global environmental issue.

 

 

 

Salon Refus - Jean Nagai :: correctional fluid

Event: 
Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

The Evergreen State College Master of Environmental Studies Information Session

Event: 
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Register for The Evergreen State College's Master of Environmental Studies information session on Thursday March 12, 2015 from 5-6PM at The Evergreen State College, Seminar II Building.  Optional class visit from 6-8PM.

http://www.evergreen.edu/mes/infosessions.htm

The Evergreen State College Master of Environmental Studies Information Session

Event: 
Tue, 02/10/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Register for The Evergreen State College's Master of Environmental Studies information session on Tuesday February 10, 2015 from 5-6PM at The Evergreen State College, Seminar II Building.  Optional class visit from 6-8PM.

http://www.evergreen.edu/mes/infosessions.htm

The Evergreen State College Master of Environmental Studies Information Session

Event: 
Tue, 01/13/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Register for The Evergreen State College's Master of Environmental Studies information session on Tuesday January 13, 2015 from 5-6PM at The Evergreen State College, Seminar II Building.  Optional class visit from 6-8PM.

http://www.evergreen.edu/mes/infosessions.htm

The Evergreen State College Master of Environmental Studies Information Session

Event: 
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Register for The Evergreen State College's Master of Environmental Studies information session - Thursday December 11, 2014 from 5-6PM at The Evergreen State College, Seminar II Building, Room A2107.  Optional class visit from 6-8PM.

http://www.evergreen.edu/mes/infosessions.htm

Something Wicked Goes for the Gold: An Improv Comedy Show

Event: 
Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

31st Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

Event: 
Sun, 11/23/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

 The community is invited to the 31st annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration sponsored by Interfaith Works. The free program of music, songs and storytelling of many faiths will be held on Sunday, November 23rd, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 8th and Washington in downtown Olympia. A reception with light refreshments follows. Details at the Interfaith Works website www.interfaith-works.org  or phone 357-7224 

 

 

Christmas Story Time

Event: 
Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Ho! Ho! Ho! It's holiday story time at the Tumwater Timberland Library. Deck the halls with tales of Santa and his reindeer. Jingle on down to the library for stories, rhymes, songs, and a craft.

Holiday Concert with The Tumwater High School Noteables

Event: 
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Bring your lunch to the Tumwater Timberland Library and enjoy a mini-concert of holiday music with Tumwater High School's premier vocal ensemble, "The Noteables," performing a capella music featuring a variety of traditional and jazz-infused holiday selections. Dessert and beverages will be provided.
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