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Scientist Saturday: The Diversity of Algae

Saturday, August 17, 2019

1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Meet Drexel University graduate student Laura Aycock, who studies algae. Algae are a diverse group of photosynthetic organisms that are found in almost all aquatic environments. Photosynthetic organisms convert the sun’s light into nutrients. Algae produce most of the earth’s oxygen and are a valuable tool in assessing water quality.

Get first-hand experience viewing algae samples under a microscope and identifying different species. Learn how algae are used to help determine water quality and aid in environmental monitoring of aquatic systems.

About Scientist Saturday

Discover current research and meet real scientists at Scientist Saturdays. See hands-on demonstrations of scientists’ exciting research and ask all the questions you want from 1 to 4 p.m. The program welcomes guests of all ages to interact with the scientists, who are happy to converse with you about their current research. Come back for new guests each month. Free with general admission. No registration required.

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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103


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