Community Programs at the MNHM

Plastics In The Environment, What Do We Know And Don’t Know with Chris Reddy, Senior Scientist, Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. October 12, 10:30 to 11:30 at the Marion Natural History Museum. The event is free, preregistration is strongly encouraged.

            Chris Reddy is a senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and studies marine pollution, petroleum geochemistry, and develops natural products for the cosmetics industry.

            Reddy became interested in plastics in 2008 when he collaborated with Dr. Kara Lavender Law at Sea Education Association to study the distribution and chemical composition of plastic in the North Atlantic Ocean. Their work led to foundational papers in ocean plastics research published in Science and the Marine Pollution Bulletin.

            To make meaningful progress in this field, Reddy believes the scientific community must establish a common language and framework for studying plastics.

            Join the Marion Natural History Museum and the Nasketucket Bird Club on Wednesday, October 26 at 8:00 am for a fall bird walk. Meet at Washburn Park, the event is free. Great for new birders or those interested in learning more about birds. It will be an opportunity to see and hear local and migrating birds. Walk will be lead by Justin Barrett, board member for the Marion Natural History Museum and president of the Nasketucket Bird Club.

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