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Cafe Scientifique: Large Scale Mining vs. Sustainability of Salmon (Arlington)

Join Nature Lovers at Cafe Scientifique in Ballston.  Attendance is capped because these events are popular, and it is fruitless to expect a large group to be able to coalesce.  Hopefully, we can get one table.  Please let me know if you can get there in time to reserve a table.  More information about the event is below.  Please also register directly for the event at the link below.  Please note that depending on the speaker and the audio conditions that evening, hearing can sometimes be a challenge.  I have had both good and bad experiences.

WHAT: Large Scale Mining vs. Sustainability of Salmon and Native Cultures

WHO: Presented by Jeff Frithsen, Senior Scientist, EPA Office of Research and Development

ABOUT THE TOPIC: This January, the EPA released the results of an assessment conducted to understand how large-scale mining could potentially affect water quality and salmon ecosystems in the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska. Bristol Bay is home to one of the largest sockeye salmon populations in the world and an area with significant mineral resources. At our next Café Scientifique, Jeff Frithsen, Senior Scientist, EPA Office of Research and Development will discuss the methodology and analyses of this ecological assessment.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: The atrium of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Building and The Front Page restaurant, near Ballston Metro. Located at 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203 on the ground floor of the National Science Foundation (NSF) building. Parking is available under the NSF building or at Ballston Common Mall.

HOW: Register online now

Café Scientifique is free and open to the public. Please come early to order table service and socialize. Special reduced-price burgers start at 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by Q&A. No science background required – only an interest! Registration requested.

SUPPORT THIS CAFÉ: The Ballston Science and Technology Alliance, a nonprofit organization, is the sponsor of Café Scientifique Arlington. Since April 2006, the goal of Café Scientifique has been to make science more accessible and accountable by featuring speakers whose expertise spans the sciences and who can talk in plain English. Please go to and contribute. Help keep Café Scientifique open and free to all!

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  • Lori

    Wearing a maroon top and sitting at a table.

    May 6, 2014

  • Daria

    Sorry that I'm changing my mind. Something came up at work, but I look forward to attending similar events in the future. Enjoy!

    May 6, 2014

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