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Kansas River water quality talk at KU Field Station on Oct. 7

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

LAWRENCE — The Kansas Biological Survey will host a special public presentation on water quality at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the KU Field Station’s Armitage Education Center.

The presentation, “Creating connections: How do science and education help us understand water quality in the Kansas River?,” will be led by Amy Burgin, Survey associate scientist and KU associate professor of ecology & evolutionary biology, and Dawn Buehler, Kansas Riverkeeper, Friends of the Kaw.

An informal reception begins at 3:30 p.m., with the presentation, Q&A and discussion to follow.

The Armitage Center, located at 350 Wild Horse Road, is set within the KU Field Station’s core research and operations area, which is not usually open to the public. This event provides visitors with an opportunity to walk the grounds with Biological Survey scientists.

Directions: From U.S. 24/40 north of Lawrence, turn north onto East 1600 Road (gravel). Follow signs about 4 miles as the road turns and jogs, continuing all the way on East 1600 to the entrance, which is marked by a rammed-earth gateway designed and built by KU architecture undergraduate students.

The Kansas Biological Survey, a KU designated research center, was established at KU in 1911. It houses a variety of environmental research labs and remote sensing/GIS programs in Takeru Higuchi Hall and the West District greenhouse.

The Biological Survey also manages the 3,700-acre KU Field Station, a site for study in the sciences, arts and humanities. The Field Station’s core research and operations area consists of 1,800 acres, with five miles of public trails.

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