|Community Forum on the Deepwater Horizon Event - What are scientists learning about its impact?
Saturday, December 03 2011, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Community Forum on the Deepwater Horizon Event
What are scientists learning about its impact?
Dr. Marcus Drymon, DISL, will be one of the speakers on Dec. 3.
When: Saturday, December 3 – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Dauphin Island Sea Lab Shelby Center
101 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island
Auburn High School
405 South Dean Rd, Auburn
Southern Environmental Center
Birmingham Southern College, 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham
All sites will be networked via video-conferencing technology, and audiences will hear from and be able to ask questions of scientists at each location
Admission: FREE; open to the general public, families, students and teachers.
No pre-registration is required.
The Deepwater Horizon event stimulated a great deal of scientific research in the Gulf of Mexico region. On Saturday December 3, join the Dauphin Island Sea Lab for a conversation with some of the scientists doing this research. Three locations across Alabama will host the event and will be networked via video-conferencing technology. Audiences will hear from and be able to ask questions of scientists at each location.
Scheduled speakers and talks are:
* Dr. Marcus Drymon, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Implications of the Deepwater Horizon explosion on Alabama's fisheries.
* Dr. Asim Bej, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Little things rule the world: microbial responses to oil.
* Dr. Ken Halanych, Auburn University, Oil spill impacts on sediment dwelling animals in the Gulf of Mexico.
* Dr. Thane Wibbels, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Oil spill impacts on terrapins and turtles in coastal waters.
Please call listed locations or the Dauphin Island Sea Lab at 251-861-2141 for more information.
This Community Forum is sponsored by the National Science Foundation through the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence, Central Gulf of Mexico Program (COSEE:CGOM). For more information on COSEE, please go to http://cosee-central-gom.org.
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