Last month, the Aquarium of Niagara instituted a new three-part conservation lecture series titled "Conservation Conversation." The second talk, to be given by Dr. Sherri Mason, is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.
Mason's talk centers on the alarming levels of microplastics in the Great Lakes. Microplastics include those tiny beads in facial scrubs and toothpaste that wash down the drain and cause irreparable harm to wildlife and waterways. Mason, who is a professor of chemistry and environmental sciences at the State University of New York at Fredonia, will speak for a half hour and then welcome questions from the audience.
"Taking care of our lakes is a part of our conservation messaging at the Aquarium of Niagara," Executive Director Gay Molnar said. "We hope our audience in the Buffalo/Niagara region will spend some time with us on Saturday and learn how each person can make a difference."
The lecture is free with admission to the Aquarium of Niagara, located at 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls. For more information, contact Ilene Strober at 716-285-3575, ext. 203, or [email protected].