Learn about the recent outbreak of suspicious algal blooms in Cayuga Lake. Speakers will highlight key aspects of the ecology of toxicity of blue-green algae (also called cyanobacteria), review measures taken to protect public health, and respond to questions from the audience. Participating Organizations will offer a wealth of HABs related information. Refreshments will be provided.
Part A: What are "Blue-Green Algae" and what makes them bloom?
10:00 - 10:15 AM - First coffee break; visit participating organizations' display tables; submit questions for the speaker panel.
Part B: HABs and Public Health
11:00 - 11:15 - Second coffee break; visit participating organizations' display tables; submit questions for the speaker panel.
Part C: Panel of speakers discuss issues and respond to audience questions
Sponsored by Community Science Institute, Cayuga Lake Watershed Network and the Floating Classroom
*Participating organizations include: Finger Lakes Institute, Tompkins County Department of Health, NYSDEC Finger Lakes Hub, Cayuga Lake Intermunicipal Organization, Southern Cayuga Lake intermunicipal Water Commission, Sustainable Tompkins, Finger Lakes PRISM, and Cornell Cooperative Extension
The Space @ GreenStar
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Ithaca, New York 14850