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Science and the Backbone of the Body Politic with Dan Shapley

June 16, 2016: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
The Hop, 554 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508 map
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Why has Riverkeeper’s water quality testing program grown into one of New York State’s most extensive community science efforts? Join program manager Dan Shapley as he introduces you to the water sampling efforts at 300 Hudson River Estuary monitoring locations and 600 miles of shoreline, and maps out how the results are shaping policy, laws and infrastructure investment while building community throughout the Hudson Valley and New York City. After all: Clean water means good beer. The Hop, 554 Main Street, Beacon

Science Café | Beacon is a newfangled and entertaining series of science-based events designed to identify and demystify the many roles of water in and around our daily lives. An extension of the Clarkson University Science Café Series that launched in the Potsdam area Fall 2009, Clarkson professors, scientists and other knowledgeable guests demonstrate, innovate and interact with Café-goers to create an informal forum for great fun and new ideas. Events will be held in popular bar/restaurants in Beacon, NY with the aim to fascinate regulars+ with topics from: “Beacon, NY: Where Engineers Order Their Water Straight Up” to a musical performance keyed to real-time water data by “the mad scientist of dancefloor jazz” (CMJ) Ben Neill and dream pop vocalist Mimi Goese.

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