Change of Venue May 9, 2023
The next regular meeting of the Lake Zoar Authority, to be held on May 9 at 7:30pm in the Alexandria Room of the Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown.
The meeting was changed so that members and the public could also attend a presentation by Dr. Wong at the C. H. Booth Library at 6pm, entitled “What Are Cyanobacteria? Why Should We Care?”:
What are Cyanobacteria and Why Should We Care?
This program is part of our efforts to bring the 2023 UN Climate Conference in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai November 30 – December 12 to the attention of our Patrons. This program is In-Person & via Zoom.
Something is lurking in the waters we play in, something that is threatening our lives and those of our pets and other animals. Cyanobacteria (incorrectly called “blue-green algae”) are photosynthetic bacteria present in most environments on Earth. Credited with producing the first oxygen atmosphere on our planet, these microbes have shown their dark side in recent decades with their tendency to overgrow and produce dangerous toxins. Come learn more about these bacteria and how they can threaten your health.
Dr. Ed Wong, associate professor of Biology at Western Connecticut State University, is a molecular biologist with an interest in using DNA technologies to study environmental issues. Over the past seven years, he has led a program to monitor and investigate Cyanobacteria in Connecticut’s recreational waters.
2 additional local Connecticut Cyanobacteria programs: Tuesday July 18 and Tuesday September 19
Edwin M. Wong, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury CT 06810, [email protected]
Date:Tuesday May 9, 2023
Time:6:00 PM – 7:30 PM