Anybody who’s a scientist or who loves seafood should take note of this month’s events:
On October 2, Ned Tillman will give a talk, “Environmental Ethics,” discussing personal responsibility regarding both our lifestyles and impacts on the environment. Tillman is the author of The Chesapeake Watershed: A Sense of Place and a Call to Action. He also heads a company, Sustainable Growth LLC, that advises government agencies, non-profits, and businesses on environmentally friendly practices. The talk, which is sponsored by the Baltimore Ethical Society, will be held at 10:30 a.m. at 306 W Franklin St., Ste. 102. For more information, call (410) 581-2322 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Bay, For the Bay is described as a “weeklong celebration of Maryland seafood.” From October 2 to October 9, participating restaurants from Philadelphia to Northern Virginia will be featuring fresh-caught Maryland seafood. Each restaurant will donate $1.00 per Maryland seafood dinner to the Oyster Recovery Partnership, a non-profit based in Annapolis working to restore the population of the Chesapeake Bay oyster. Over the past decade, the Project has planted hundreds of millions of oysters in the Bay. A healthy oyster reef filters the Bay’s waters and provides habitat for other native species like blue crabs. For more information and a list of participating restaurants, visit http://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/fromthebay/index.asp.
The AWEA (American Wind Energy Association) Offshore Windpower 2011 Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center from 10/11 to 10/13. There will be lectures from scientific, technical, and business perspectives. There will also be poster exhibitions. For more information, visit www.offshorewindexpo.org or call (202) 385-2500.
The International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) will be holding their 21st annual meeting fromOctober 23 toOctober 27. Exposure science is the study of the impact that pollutants and toxins have on humans and other organisms. This year’s theme is Advancing Exposure Science for Environmental Health. The conference will include lectures, workshops, and receptions. It will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Hotel. For more information, e-mail ISES2011@icfi.com or visit http://ises2011.memberclicks.net.