‘Water Creates’ at USU’s Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct. 9

Environmental artist Betsy Damon is featured speaker at USU’s Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

LOGAN – Science Unwrapped, the public outreach program of Utah State University’s College of Science, meets at the confluence of art and science as it welcomes environmental artist Betsy Damon as featured speaker Friday, Oct. 9.

“Quality of water has to equal quality of life,” says Damon, founder of the internationally renowned, Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Keepers of the Waters [http://keepersofthewaters.org/] organization. “If we degrade water, we degrade our quality of life.”

Damon, who has collaborated with scientists and urban planners around the world to create naturally filtering urban water parks, presents “Water Creates” at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center Emert Auditorium, Room 130, on campus. Her talk, free and open to all ages, is followed by hands-on learning activities, exhibits and refreshments.

Hosted by USU’s College of Science, Damon’s presentation is the second of three in Science Unwrapped’s fall 2015 “Bridging Troubled Waters” series during the university’s “Year of Water.” USU biologist Michelle Baker speaks Nov. 6.

“We welcome our community to experience this fascinating water series,” says Nancy Huntly, Science Unwrapped chair, director of USU’s Ecology Center, professor in the Department of Biology and co-director of ARTsySTEM. “Our presentations offer something for everyone.”

For more information, call 435-797-3517, visit www.usu.edu/science/unwrapped or visit the ‘Science Unwrapped at USU’ Facebook page.

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