Science Café Cleveland presents:



Not So Eerie Anymore?
The Science Behind Lake Erie’s Most Critical Environmental Issues


June 10, 2019



Scott Hardy, PhD & Sarah Orlando, MS

Extension Educators, Ohio Sea Grant College Program



Lake Erie is one of Ohio’s most awesome and valuable natural resources. Among many other things, it's an amazing walleye fishery that brings billions of dollars in tourism to the region. However, it also produces harmful algal blooms and contains plastic marine debris and invasive species.

Lake Erie may be the smallest by volume and the shallowest of the Great Lakes, but it is also the most biologically productive, and its watershed the most populated. Agriculture, urbanization, and industrialization draw people to live and work by the water’s edge, but they also contribute to many of the environmental problems facing the lake. Making matters worse, changing climatic conditions are exacerbating some of these problems and creating economic and public health concerns for coastal populations.

This month's discussion will delve into the science behind some of the most pressing issues facing Lake Erie and the Great Lakes, and offer insights into how society can work to address them.


This month's speakers have recommended the following links for further exploration of the topic:

"Aquatic Invasive Species in the Great Lakes"

"Harmful Algal Blooms in Ohio Waters"




The Music Box Supper Club - Concert Hall

1148 Main Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44113



June 10, 2019

Doors will be open 5:30–9:00 pm (last call at 8:45pm). Presentation and discussion is from 7:00–8:00pm. The Concert Hall will also host a limited menu before and during the event, not to mention a full bar! (Click here to view menu). Come early, get a good seat, grab a bite and a beverage, and enjoy the discussion!



Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream, and the Music Box Supper Club.