November 10, 2020

Salty Science Series with Great Salt Lake Institute

You are invited to the Salty Science Series with Great Salt Lake Institute!

Are you expecting a typical story about lake ecology? You may be disappointed as there is nothing typical about Great Salt Lake nor this time in Earth’s history.

In a new book, lake experts partnered to reframe and update our knowledge base, include unheard voices, and dispense with incomplete understandings about our unique lake. It is a time of change and reckoning. Join chapter authors in the Salty Science Series to discuss the future of Great Salt Lake from their lens.The Salty Science Series is hosted by Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College and will feature contributing authors of "Great Salt Lake Biology: a Terminal Lake in a Time of Change" in a series of 6 panel discussions. We hope that you will break out your inner nerd and have a lake themed dinner or drink ready to enjoy while you learn about the lake. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the night for the most creative food or libation! for example Jaimi’s dinner for this first event will include green south arm (avocado) toast sprinkled with course ground halite and a hard-boiled pickled egg on the side.


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November 12, 2020: Water and Humans at Great Salt Lake

What is Great Salt Lake without water? In this first webinar we will set the stage for the rest of the series as panelists discuss the effects of water diversion, climate change and humans on our lake. Panelists include: Dr. Bonnie Baxter, Dr. Sarah Null and Dr. Carla Koons Trentelman and will be moderated by GSLI coordinator Jaimi Butler.  Free and open to the public.  Registration required.

Future Webinars:

  • December 3, 2020: Great Salt Lake is for the Birds! Link here for more info and registration.
  • December 17, 2020: Herpetofauna and Mercury Issues at Great Salt Lake.  Link here for more info and registration.
  • January 21, 2021: Plants of Great Salt Lake. Link here for more info and registration.
  • January 28, 2021: Am I on Mars or Great Salt Lake? Link here for more info and registration.
  • February 11, 2021: Macroinvertebrates and Microbialites of Great Salt Lake. Link here for more info and registration.

Don't worry if you cannot make it for the live webinars, as they will be recorded and available when you have time. Contact The Kings English Bookstore if you would like to buy a copy of the book.