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A Shaker of Science: Steinbeck, Algae and Clams

Friday, January 22, 2021

5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Join us for a virtual live happy hour and unwind with Academy scientists Rick McCourt, PhD., Toko Mori and Lincoln Rehm.

What do John Steinbeck, the New Jersey Pine Barrens and giant clams have in common? Turns out the answer is seaweed, algae and this month’s A Shaker of Science! Take a cruise (metaphorically – please don’t go on an actual cruise right now!) through the Sea of Cortez in the wake of John Steinbeck and some astounding seaweed collections. Reach back 10,000 years in time through the Pine Barrens to discover beautiful algal spores that paint a picture of a long past environment. Then dive down to tropical coral reefs where giant clams team up with microscopic plants to survive.

Pour a drink, sit back and find out there is a whole lot more to plants than the trees and shrubs outside your door as we toast to the oft forgotten world of seaweed and algae!

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  • Everyone