Monday, November 17, 2014

Prof. Sarah Green, Lake Superior expert, to lead discussion Nov. 18 at Carnegie Museum

HOUGHTON -- Sarah Green, Michigan Tech professor of chemistry and expert on Lake Superior, will lead a discussion titled "Lake Superior’s History and Future" from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Community Room at the Carnegie Museum in Houghton. The discussion will be preceded by refreshments and introductions from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

"I will show how we can see day-to-day conditions on Lake Superior from buoys," Green says. "I will also talk about how the lake has changed over the past hundred years and what we predict for its future." 

The event is part of a monthly series of sessions on the Geoheritage and Natural History of the Keweenaw, held at the Carnegie Museum in Houghton. The discussions are aimed at the general public but focus on current research and science. All lectures are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

Seminar organizer Bill Rose, Michigan Tech professor emeritus, notes, "The Keweenaw is very special, and it guides our lives. The connection we feel is strongly influenced by our natural history, as well as our cultural history. In exploring our region’s natural history, we will ask, 'What are the elements of Keweenaw Natural History?' and 'How can the community discuss, participate and celebrate these elements?'"

For additional information about the Carnegie Museum seminar series click here.

(Inset photo of Professor Sarah Green courtesy Michigan Tech University)

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