Science After Hours with HPL

Two programs are currently offered, please register for each if you wish to attend both. Programs are Free and Open to the Public. 

Monday, March 25
5:30 to 6:30
Easton Branch of Talbot Co. Library

Dr. Elizabeth North: “OysterFutures: a process for consensus”
After decades of conflict over the oyster in Maryland, stakeholders in the oyster resource came to consensus through the science-based, facilitated Consensus Solutions process which was tested in the OysterFutures research program. This talk summarizes the process, the science, and the stakeholders’ efforts that led to their sweeping and meaningful package of recommendations for oyster management in the Choptank region.  

Monday, April 29
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Easton Branch of Talbot Co. Library

Dr. Tom Fisher: “Good news for the Choptank: improving water quality in the estuary!”

The Choptank estuary station near the Rt 50 bridge is showing improvements in water quality primarily due to upgrades in wastewater plants in the Choptank Basin, but that is not the whole picture. Join us to explore the many factors impacting improvements in water quality in the Choptank estuary.


Contact: Carin Starr cstarr@umces.edu or 410-221-8408

This event is an activity of the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc. (USM Foundation). Funds earned or contributed will be managed by the USM Foundation for the benefit of the Horn Point Laboratory. Please make your check payable to the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc.”

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