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Petri Dish: Fantastic Plastic You

November 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – $5

Fantastic Plastic You: The Impact of Plastic on Living Things

About the Event:

Once upon a time, plastic was a symbol of modernity and social progress. No longer. Now, plastic is everywhere we look, from the bottoms of ocean trenches, to distant Antarctic ice, and more intimately, even flowing through your blood. Yet, we depend on plastic for everything from medical equipment to food packaging. Despite plastic bag fees and bans on straws, we are far from abandoning our dependency on plastics any time soon. How do we navigate this complicated reality? What does it mean for our environment and our health? Our panelists will discuss the ubiquity of plastics in our environment and in ourselves.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Program starts at 6:15 p.m.

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Our Panelists:

Emilie Snell-Rood, Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences

Matt Simcik, Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health

Boya Xiong, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, College of Science and Engineering

About Petri Dish:

The Petri Dish explores how biology affects our lives and what it means for our future. No PowerPoints. Just lively, curiosity-driven conversations on timely topics with University of Minnesota experts.


Urban Growler Brewing Co.
2325 Endicott Street
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
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