Great Lakes, Great Issues: The Perils of Plastic
THE PERILS OF PLASTIC
Wednesday, September 12
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Gorton Community Center
400 E. Illinois Road
Dr. Sherri (Sam) Mason, Professor of Chemistry, Chair, Department of Geology & Environmental Sciences, State University of New York, Fredonia
Given the abundance of plastic within the world's oceans, it is not surprising that plastic particles have been found in all of the Great Lakes. The counts obtained rival those within the world's ocean. We hope to build an understanding of the types and abundance of plastics within the Great Lakes and other freshwater systems, laying the groundwork for important additional investigations into their ecosystem impacts. Dr. Mason’s work is at the forefront of research on plastic pollution within freshwater ecosystems.
This series is offered FREE OF CHARGE thanks to funding support from the Illinois DNR's Coastal Management Program.