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Back by popular demand, our scientists are returning to speak at this exciting Cranbrook lecture series! Topics include reconnecting waterways, toxic algal blooms, wild places and freshwater dunes. Call (248) 645-3210 or visit http://science.cranbrook.edu/ for tickets or more information.
Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
Evening schedule for all lectures:
- 6:30 p.m. – Meet the Scientist with a cash bar and light snacks
- 7:00 p.m. – Lecture Begins
- 7:45 p.m. – Q&A Session
Anatomy of an Algal Bloom
March 12, 2015
How and Why Algae Happens
Western Lake Erie Basin Project Director Carrie Vollmer-Sanders will give an overview of the factors that lead to toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie and what we can to prevent future outbreaks.
Let's Get Wild!
April 16, 2015
Exploring Amazing Places
Hear Conservation Director Dr. Patrick Doran talk about the best wild places in Michigan and the Great Lakes and what we can do to protect them for the future.
Just Dune It!
May 7, 2015
Protecting Great Lakes Dunes
Learn how Eastern Lake Michigan Project Manager Shaun Howard and his crew are working with partners to restore, manage and protect the world’s largest freshwater dune system.
June 11, 2015 (Rescheduled from February 19)
Restoring Broken Waterways
Freshwater Ecologist Mary Khoury will explain what “connectivity” means to river systems in the Great Lakes and why it’s so important to the health of our rivers and the creatures that live in them.
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- Wet & Wild Acquatic Ecologist Matt Herbert explains threats to Great Lakes fisheries and solutions to improve native fish populations.
- Get With The Program Science Director Dr. Scott Sowa shares the latest techno-innovatios for conservation science.
- Is More Better? Saginaw Bay Project Director Mary Fales explains how farmers can help protect freshwater by improving practices.
- Extreme Makeover: Nature Edition! Restoration Director Chris May shows the latest techniques for restoring rare habitats in Michigan.
- Can You Take The Heat? Dr. Patrick Doran discusses our changing climate.
- Seeing the Forest for the Trees Forester Jon Fosgitt talks about sustainable forestry.
- Centers of Commerce, Culture and Conservation Dr. Scott Sowa provides an overview of the history and future of Great Lakes bays.
- Thanks for Stopping By Dr. Dave Ewert speaks about the importance of stopover sites for migratory birds.
- Yanking Our Chain Lindsay Chadderton explains about detection, prevention and control of aquatic invasive species.
- The Changing Scale of Conservation Helen Taylor talks about the history and evolution of landscape-scale conservation.