Upcoming lecture series at Sloan * Longway



FLINT – The following lectures will be held throughout March and April at Sloan Museum in Flint. Details: Call 810-237-3409.

Build Your Own Watershed

Feb. 25. Doors at 6:30 p.m., event to start at 7 p.m.

Location: Sloan Museum

Ages: For adults

Fee: Free, compliments of Ruth Mott Foundation. RSVP required.

Guest Speaker: Katie Hintzen, Michigan Sea Grant Adult Hands-on Fun! During this hands on session you will have the opportunity to build your own watershed and experiment with the impacts of runoff pollution, sedimentation, and wetland restoration on water quality. Learn more about innovative research and policy approaches to water quality improvements in the Saginaw Bay watershed and the Great Lakes. Discuss the future of community engagement on water resource issues in a world where clean fresh water is becoming an increasingly valuable resource. Advanced registration required. Register online at sloanlongway.org/store/ store/item_ view.asp?estore_ itemid=1000565

*This session will involve hands activities working with clay, water, food coloring, and soil. Please dress accordingly.

Lead Impacts Families – A Community Conversation sloanlongway.org/store/ store/item_ view.asp?estore_ itemid=1000574

March 3. Doors at 6:30pm, Event to start at 7 p.m.

Location: Longway Planetarium

Ages: 12 and up

Fee: Free, compliments of Ruth Mott Foundation. RSVP required.

Presented by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha will present an overview of her research on how the elevated lead levels in Flint’s water have impacted and will continue to impact exposed children. Learn what you can do to mitigate the effects of lead exposure for your children. Advance registration required. RSVP for tickets by calling 810-237- 2409 or online sloanlongway.org/store/ store/item_ view.asp?estore_ itemid=1000574

Karegnondi Pipeline sloanlongway.org/store/store/item_ view. asp?estore_ itemid=1000562

March 17. Doors at 6:30pm, lecture to start at 7 p.m.

Location: Sloan Museum

Ages: For adults

Fee: Free, compliments of Ruth Mott Foundation. RSVP required

Guest Speaker: Jeff Wright, Genesee County Drain Commissioner

Description: Join Jeff Wright as he provides an overview of the Karegnondi Pipeline project. He’ll discuss what’s involved in moving water from Lake Huron to Flint, what factors were considered in the decision to build the new pipeline, and the benefits this project will provide for our local communities. Advanced registration required. Register online here http:// sloanlongway.org/store/store/item_ view.asp?estore_ itemid=1000562

Water Pollution: What You Can Do

Date: March 31. Doors at 6:30 p.m., lecture to start at 7 p.m.

Location: Sloan Museum

Ages: For adults

Fee: Free, compliments of Ruth Mott Foundation. RSVP required.

Guest Speaker: Genesee Conservation District

Description: Water is one of our most crucial natural resources. Explore sources of water pollution, illicit discharge, illegal dumping and ways to identify and report non-point source or point source pollution. Become an Eco-Friendly neighbor while learning how to conserve water both inside and outside the house. Advanced registration required. Register online here: sloanlongway.org/store/store/item_ view. asp?estore_ itemid=1000569

The Flint River

Date: April 14. Doors at 6:30 p.m., lecture to start at 7 p.m.

Location: Sloan Museum

Ages: For adults

Fee: Free, compliments of Ruth Mott Foundation. RSVP required.

Guest Speaker: Flint River Watershed Coalition

Description: How healthy is the Flint River? The answer may surprise you!

See how the Flint River Watershed Coalition is working to protect one of Flint’s most important natural assets. Learn how you can enjoy the river and what you can do to help keep the river clean. Advanced registration required. Register online here sloanlongway.org/store/store/item_ view.asp?estore_ itemid=1000561. – G.G.


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