Spring 2015 Evening Lectures
Land Trust Movement in Maine
Tuesday, February 24th, 7pm, Olin 1
Tim Glidden, Colby alum and current President of Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Our Future with Bees
Tuesday, March 3rd, 7pm, Olin 1
Noah Wilson-Rich, The Best Bees Company
Description: The world’s bees can create economic and ecological sustainability, if only we let them. We know the vital importance of bees, yet we also know that they are dying off. What does the future human condition look like in a world that incorporates bees into our architecture, healthcare, and every day lives?
Are GMOs Safe? : What the Science Tells Us
Tuesday, March 17, 7pm, Olin 1
Dr. Sheldon Krimsky, Tufts University
Description: Some prominent scientists and policymakers assert with confidence that there is no scientific controversy over the health effects of GMOs—these GM crops are inherently safe and do not have to be tested. The scientific evidence, however, reveals a different story. The talk reveals how politics and corporate interests have distorted an honest look at the health and environmental effects of GMO crops.
Can We Save the Environment— From Space?
Tuesday, March 31st, 7pm, Olin 1
John Amos, President Sky Truth
Description: Orbiting satellites are collecting an ever-increasing stream of observations of our planet: taking its picture, monitoring its processes, and measuring its health. At SkyTruth we use these observations to shine a light on the environmental consequences of human activities, sometimes with surprising results. Come join us as we explore the impacts of mining, fracking, commercial fishing, and other activities that are steadily altering the landscapes, habitats and ecosystems we depend on.
Ecosystem Forecasting in the Ocean
Tuesday, April 7th, 7pm, Olin 1
Dr. Nick Record, Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences
Clam Aquaculture, Impacts on Eutrophication
Tuesday, April 28th, 7pm, Olin 1
Dr. Iris Anderson, Virginia Institute of Marine Science