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Naturally Speaking: Plants and Ozone: an Unhealthy Mix

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Date(s) - 09/20/2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Plants and Ozone: an Unhealthy Mix

In well-tended gardens and natural areas alike, there are many challenges to the health of plant communities.  Insects, disease and other stresses on plants all contribute to that challenge.  But in the air, an invisible air pollutant – ground level ozone – threatens the health of plants and humans alike.  Dr. John Skelly, retired Penn State Plant Pathologist, will help us understand the origins of this atmospheric chemical, its effects on plants, and how to identify ozone symptoms on plants in our gardens and in the natural world.  We’ll also learn about his ongoing partnership with NASA atmospheric researchers and his contributions to the VLM / NASA Ozone Garden.

This FREE lecture series is part of the Virginia Living Museum’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Talk held in VLM Lab.

Register in advance: online or call 757-595-9135.

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