Speaker: Jeannie Allen, Science Education Specialist, Sigma Space Corp at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Though air quality in our region has improved, in summer we still experience ozone levels that are well above what is healthy for plants, animals, and people. Several common native plants are sensitive to ozone and, when over-exposed, show specific changes in their leaves. Come learn how ozone is formed; how to recognize ozone damage and which plants may show it; and hear an update on our regional air quality based on NASA observations of Earth from space.
Location: Kensington Library. PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION. Starting in July, 2011, monthly meetings will be at the Kensington Library until further notice.
Directions: From the Washington Beltway (I-495)
Take Connecticut Avenue north to the third signal after the Beltway. Turn left onto Knowles and go 2 1/2 blocks to the library on the right.
Additional information and directions to the Library
There will be refreshments. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome. Bring native plants for "give-a-ways"
The meeting is open to non-members.
Registration is not required.
Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month (except December).