Microplastics: The Invisible Pollutant

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
7:00 - 8:00 pm · Free

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SHIFT · 252 Haverford Avenue · Narberth PA 19085

What do we know about microplastics? What surprising ways do they get into the ocean—and into us? And most importantly, what can you do about it

Microplastics are the new environmental issue grabbing public attention lately. They are found everywhere, from the bottom of the ocean to our bloodstreams. Amazingly, each of us ingests a credit card’s worth of plastics weekly—to unknown effect—and microplastic particles in the ocean now outnumber the stars in our galaxy by a factor of 500.

Join Mike Weilbacher, the founding director of Lower Merion Conservancy, in a deep dive surrounding microplastics and their ever-present impact on the world around us.

About the Lecturer

Writer-naturalist Mike Weilbacher is an environmental educator with 40 years of experience teaching through lectures, walks, newspaper essays, theatrical performances, and radio. His first book, “Wild Philly: Explore the Amazing Nature in and Around Philadelphia,” has just been released by Timber Press, and features 29 nature walks you and your family can take in the region, plus tons of additional information about nature and the environment. Mike travels the Philadelphia area offering lectures, walks, and other programs on nature and the environment, talking about issues like climate change and protecting monarch butterflies.

A former nonprofit executive director, he’s also well-known to public radio listeners as “Mike the All-Natural Science Guy” on the award-winning live children’s radio show “Kid’s Corner” on WXPN, where he has been talking to children about nature and the environment for more than 35 years.

Mike’s work has earned him the title of “Citizen Hero” from The Philadelphia Inquirer and Environmental Educator of the Year and Outstanding Conservation Educator from Pennsylvania environmental groups.

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