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Thursday Night Nature: Microplastics: the Invisible Pollutant with Mike Weilbacher (May 2, 2024)

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Thursday, May 2 7:00 pm
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Thursday, May 2 8:00 pm

$15.00

A new environmental issue has quickly grabbed public attention: microplastics, found everywhere from the bottom of the ocean to our bloodstreams. Amazingly, each of us ingests a credit card’s worth of plastics weekly—to unknown effect—and microplastic particles in the ocean now outnumber the stars in our galaxy by a factor of 500. What do and don’t we know about microplastics? What surprising ways do they get into the ocean—and into us? And most importantly, what do we do about it?

Naturalist Mike Weilbacher is an award-winning environmental educator for 40 years. Weilbacher travels the region offering lectures and walks on a variety of topics in nature and the environment, from spring wildflowers to climate change. The author of “Wild Philly: Explore the Amazing Nature in and Around Philadelphia,” Mike is also a regular contributor to WXPN’s Kids Corner radio show. Public radio listeners might recognize him as “Mike the All-Natural Science Guy.” 

Program Fee: $15 (Members, enter your code at checkout to receive your 20% discount.)

All lectures will be held virtually using Zoom. They will be recorded and shared with everyone who registers for a short time.

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All lectures will be held virtually using Zoom. They will be recorded and shared with everyone who registers for a short time.

Program Fee: $15 (Members, enter your code at checkout to receive your 20% discount.)

Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes at 5:00 pm on the date of the program. Zoom invitations will be sent out after this time to the email used to register for the event. The link will come from lauricella@bhwp.org OR education@bhwp.org.

This lecture is part of our Thursday Night Nature series. The series features presentations by regionally renowned experts who address a wide range of topics related to natural history, biodiversity, ecological gardening, native plants and native wildlife.