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Evening Lecture Series
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Weekly Science Seminars and other Adult Public Programs

Our 2015 evening lectures will occur on the third Tuesday of every month March through November. They are free and open to the public. Lectures run from 7-8 p.m. with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures will take place in the Schmidt Conference Center.

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Upcoming Evening Lectures:

May 17, 2016 7:00PM
Conquest of Phragmites: Why a Non-Native Reed Began Dominating Chesapeake Wetlands
Dennis Whigham
A European strain of Common Reed (Phragmites australis) is rapidly becoming the dominant plant in many Chesapeake Bay tidal and non-tidal wetlands. What are the causes of the recent expansion of a plant that has been present in the U.S. for hundreds of years? What are the potential consequences of the invasion, and what can be done about it? It turns out most of the answers are directly connected to human activities in or near the Chesapeake Bay.
Contact Info: Kristen Minogue, 443-482-2325,