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Chesapeake Bay's Health & Yours (PF)

2020-02-26 19:00:00 2020-02-26 20:30:00 America/New_York Chesapeake Bay's Health & Yours (PF) Calvert Library Prince Frederick

Wednesday, February 26
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-02-26 19:00:00 2020-02-26 20:30:00 America/New_York Chesapeake Bay's Health & Yours (PF) Learn about the health of the Bay, how it impacts our health, and how we can improve things for all Chesapeake Bay watershed members. Walter Boynton & Larry Polsky will talk about how ecological changes threaten both wildlife and humans. Calvert Library Prince Frederick

Calvert Library Prince Frederick

Combined Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3

Learn about the health of the Bay, how it impacts our health, and how we can improve things for all Chesapeake Bay watershed members. Walter Boynton & Larry Polsky will talk about how ecological changes threaten both wildlife and humans.

Some of these changes are the direct result of excessive additions of nutrients to the Bay and climate warming brought on by industrial greenhouse gases.  Wildlife is threatened by oxygen depletion and other factors while humans are at risk due to the increase in harmful organisms such as vibrio and algae blooms. 

Learn what you can do to improve the overall health of the Bay and protect your health. 

There will be time for Q&A.

Dr. Walter Boynton is a Professor at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL), University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and has been a faculty member at CBL since 1975. Boynton’s research expertise is estuarine ecology, particularly issues related to eutrophication and ecosystem restoration. He has published over 100 scientific papers and many more technical reports related to water quality, habitat and restoration issues.

Dr. Laurence Polsky received his medical doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and eventually acquired Master of Public Health from John Hopkins University. He has practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology in Southern Maryland since 1996. In 2012, he became the Calvert County Health Officer. He moved in to public health because he has a strong desire to educate members of the community, especially the underserved, and to provide access to needed social and medical resources.

This event is offered in conjunction with the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit on loan to Calvert Library January 25-March 6.  Water/Ways explores the centrality of water in our lives including its effect on the environment and climate its practical role in agriculture and economic planning and its impact on culture and spirituality. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) state humanities councils across the nation and local host institutions

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Calvert Library Prince Frederick

Phone: (410) 535-0291
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Sarah Avant

Hours
Mon, Oct 26 12:00PM to 5:00PM
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Upcoming events

Wed, Nov 11, All day
Library Closed - Veterans Day

Sat, Nov 14, 10:00am - 10:45am
Join Calvert Library as we take Storytime on the road! We'll share some stories, sing songs and have some socially distanced fun on the lawn at AMG! Registration is required & attendees will be limited to ensure social distancing. Please register as a GROUP of no more than 6 people. BRING BLANKETS TO SIT ON. Masks must be worn for everyone over the age of 5.

Wed, Nov 25, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Library Closes at 5pm

Thu, Nov 26, All day
All Calvert Library locations closed.

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All Calvert Library locations closed.