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Have We Created a Toxic Atmosphere? Our Planet at the Dawn of the Anthropocene

Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM


St. Louis County Library – Samuel C. Sachs Branch
16400 Burkhardt Place
Chesterfield, MO 63017 United States  + Google Map

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration Required. Register below.

Featured Speaker: Jack Fishman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Director, Center for Environmental Sciences, Saint Louis University

Discover how the burning of fossil fuels has changed the composition of Earth’s atmosphere over the past century and how this change has affected both plants and animals on our planet in this fascinating talk on our atmosphere at the Dawn of the Anthropocene.

What’s the Anthropocene you ask? You can find out HERE, on the Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy’s Anthropocene Working Group page!

But wait!! Quaternary Stratigraphy?
Quaternary: the most recent of the three periods of the Cenozoic Era in the geologic time scale of the International Commission on Stratigraphy
Stratigraphy: a branch of geology that studies rock strata (layers) and layering and their relationship to geological time

Have We Created a Toxic Atmosphere? is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership between The Academy of Science – St. Louis, St. Louis County Libraries, the Photosynthetic Research Antenna Center (PARC), and Washington University’s Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (under a St. Louis project grant). Science in St. Louis is based upon work supported as part of the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DE-SC0001035. We also would like to thank the National Science Foundation for support awarded to Kaitlyn Faries through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program under Award Number DGE-1143954.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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St. Louis County Library – Samuel C. Sachs Branch
16400 Burkhardt Pl.
Chesterfield, MO 63017-4660 United States
+ Google Map