The Plastics Problem with E-Series Speakers Dr. Jim Masterson and Sue Flak
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Join us for an engaging discussion with Jim
Masterson, Ph.D., and Sue Flak, as we uncover the hidden truths of plastics’
life cycle and their impact on the on our
oceans and estuaries including the Indian River Lagoon. Plastic pollution
threatens this vital estuary along Florida’s east coast, known for its
biodiversity and marine support. We’ll explore solutions like community
clean-ups, awareness campaigns, and single-use plastic reduction to preserve
the lagoon’s health and serve the communities.
Topic: The Plastics Problem
Speakers: Jim Masterson, Ph.D. and Sue Flak
Date: February 13, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Emerson Center
Jim Masterson, Ph.D., is an Assistant
Research Professor, specializing in
Aquaculture Innovation and Global Food Security. He teaches marine ecology,
biodiversity, and aquaculture, with research centered on marine predator-prey
dynamics and coastal ecosystem health.
Susan Flak is the Recycling Coordinator and
Marketing Director for Indian River County. She manages the recycling program,
aiming to increase recyclable materials from residents and businesses to meet
and exceed county goals.
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