Friday, January 28, 2011

Premier Event: Cape Cod Science Cafe Sneak Peek


Here's a Sneak Peek of the Scheduled Presentations at the upcoming Cape Cod Science Cafe POSTPONED TO Tuesday March 1, 2011 at the Hyannis Golf Club 6:30pm-9pm.


Introduction to the International Year of Chemistry? Presentation by Dr. Morton Hoffman, Councilor, NESACS and IYC Chair, presented by Jennifer Maclachlan:
IYC Presentation Excerpt:

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) are partners for the International Year of Chemistry. The mission of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011) is to increase the public appreciation of chemistry in meeting world needs and generating enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry by engaging school age children grades K-12. IYC celebrates the 100th anniversary of Mme. Curie's Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Chemical Societies (the precursor to IUPAC). 


A Scientific Perspective of  the Waters of Cape Cod Excerpt:

Krista Longnecker, Ph.D. of WHOI 


"What are we (and others) looking for in the groundwater and why?
Organic carbon: can lead to low oxygen levels
Nutrients: can cause excessive plant growth
Pharmaceuticals: from people
Chlorine containing compounds: can be toxic
Bacteria and viruses: good vs. bad
Metals: can negatively impact aquatic organisms


The Barnstable County Water Quality Lab is amazing!!! And truly deserving  of the triple exclamation mark. The lab has all state-of-the-art equipment and runs water samples for the entire Cape. Here are a couple of our favorite systems that the Barnstable County Water Labs employs:



This is Jack's favorite: Would you look at that GC/MS!
Presentation: It's up to us to keep Cape Cod Waters Beautiful

Susan Rask, M.S., R.S.
 
"Why is Nitrogen in wastewater such a big issue on Cape Cod?
85% of Cape buildings use on site septic systems, rapid population growth is adding more septic systems and Nitrogen from the septic systems is degrading the water quality".






Tweet live from the event: Tweetup at the Cape Cod Science Cafe
Reaching out to the Cape Cod Twitter Community, Meet and Tweet with us.
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You'll need to attend the Cape Cod Science Cafe or follow the after event wrap-up if this teaser makes you want more...

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