Kellogg Biological Station’s Dessert and Discussion on Climate Change

For Immediate Release

April 5, 2016

 

Learn about Michigan’s Climate Change at Dessert with Discussion on May 3

Augusta, Mich. — Climate change is a significant topic today, and the public has the chance to learn about the past, present and future of climate change, specific to Michigan, at W.K. Kellogg Biological Station’s Dessert with Discussion event on May 3. Dessert with Discussion is free and open to the public.

 

On Tuesday, May 3, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station hosts Dr. Jeff Andresen, who will offer a lecture that will reflect on the historical climate in Michigan, how scientists are working to predict climate and what projections suggest about future climatic conditions. Dr. Andresen studies Michigan’s weather and climate and its effects on agriculture as a professor at Michigan State University in the Department of Geography and is the State of Michigan Climatologist.

 

Before the lecture, there will be delicious chef-crafted locally sourced desserts and a cash bar featuring Michigan craft beer and house wines available, as well as informational booths from our event partners. Visit the informational booths to learn about practical steps you can take to engage climate change in Michigan. Our event partners include KBS Long-Term Ecological Research, MSU’s Environmental Science & Policy Program, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and Michigan Climate Action Network.

 

Doors open at 6 p.m.; the lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. and will end at 7:30 p.m. Registration in advance of the event is appreciated, but not required, and can be done online (http://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?folder=20160503DwD). Dessert with Discussion will take place in KBS’s Auditorium, located in the main academic building at 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI 49060. For more information, visit us online at kbs.msu.edu, email communityrelations@kbs.msu.edu or call 269-671-2015.

 

W.K. Kellogg Biological Station is Michigan State University’s largest off-campus education complex. KBS is a world-class research institute where students and faculty are working to understand and solve real-world environmental problems.

 

For nearly a hundred years, KBS has served as a liaison between Michigan State University and the public, providing the community with examples of science’s crucial role in sustaining natural and managed communities.

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Bethany Bohlen, Communications Coordinator, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station

communityrelations@kbs.msu.edu

(269) 671-2015