Now Virtual | ​Woodworth Lecture: A Global Look at Plastic in the Ocean

Dr. Kara Lavender Law
Wednesday, May 11 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Virtual Event
Wednesday, May 11 2022 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 11 2022 8:30 PM America/New_York Now Virtual | ​Woodworth Lecture: A Global Look at Plastic in the Ocean OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ​Dr. Kara Lavender Law, Research Professor of Oceanography with the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA will be this years Robert H. Woodworth Lecture in the Sciences. Dr Law will be discussing A Global Look at Plastic in the Ocean. Please note that this event will be fully virtual. Virtual Event Bennington College

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Since the 2000s, when ocean plastic pollution first became an issue of environmental concern, scientists have documented microplastics in every ocean in the world, as well as in freshwater, soils, the air, and in the human body. The identification of microplastics seemingly everywhere we look has prompted alarm and further study, as major gaps remain in understanding the magnitude and severity of the problem. This talk will discuss the plastics problem from an environmental perspective, examining its impact on wildlife and human health, and asking what can be done to reduce and manage the plastics under production, and those we have with us today.

About the Woodworth Lecture
Established in 1988 by former students, the Robert H. Woodworth Science Lecture Series honors a longtime Bennington biology faculty member and a pioneer in the developments of time-lapse photography.

This event has been moved to virtual. Please register to attend