Apr 13 2011 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Science Café: Future of the Great Lakes
Conor O'Neill's Traditional Irish Pub - 318 S. Main St.

Sponsored by: Andrea and David Scott.
Presented by: Exhibit Museum of Natural History
Speakers: Jim Diana, Professor at the UM School of Natural Resources and the Environment and Director of Michigan Sea Grant, and Christine Manninen, Communications Director at the Great Lakes Commission

The Great Lakes contain about 20% of the world’s available fresh water. A new study by Michigan Sea Grant shows that 1.5 million jobs ($62 billion in wages) are directly dependent on the Great Lakes. What does the future hold for these vital resources? Join us to discuss current scientific and legislative issues concerning the state of the lakes.

Science Cafés provide an opportunity for audiences to discuss current science topics with experts in an informal setting. Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 are followed by a brief presentation at 6:00 pm, then by discussion. Everyone is welcome and invited to purchase additional food and beverages. Participants must be 21 to purchase alcoholic beverages. More information at www.lsa.umich.edu/exhibitmuseum