Dr. Alina Corcoran, a senior research scientist at the New Mexico Consortium, who also holds appointments at New Mexico State University and Los Alamos National Laboratory, will be giving a live-streamed presentation through the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) titled, “Algae: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, on Thursday July 1, 2021 at 7pm.
Why learn more about algae? Algae is often overlooked, yet is extremely important here on Earth! It produces half of the oxygen we breathe, and it is used to produce food, animal feed, and polymers.
Algae is extremely diverse, ranging widely in size (from micro- to macroscopic), color (not just green!), and function (from plant to animal). Some algae species can cause harmful algal blooms that can poison people, marine life, and the environment.
Join Dr. Corcoran to learn more about algae and draw connections between our lives and this microscopic world. This presentation will guide you through an exploration of the algal world: the good, the bad, and the ugly!
Register to hear Dr. Corcoran and learn all about “Algae: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” at: https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=37073