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Science and Society Discussion Series

October 9, 2017 

Woodland Public Library opens its new Science and Society Discussion Series with “Toxic Tragedies”. “Toxic Tragedies” is a two-part lecture/discussion series led by Dr. Robert Rice, Chair of Environmental Toxicology at UC Davis. Dr. Rice will survey toxic tragedies since the mid-1800's, discuss how they occur, their influence on the public’s perception of scientific knowledge, and the impact of these perceptions on present day controversial and critical issues such as Climate Change and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).

Wednesday November 1st 6:00pm at the Library Leake Room

Part 1: Toxic Tragedies in Modern Society – All Too Common

A survey of toxic tragedies in the USA over the past 200 years demonstrates a need for regulation to prevent their occurrence.


Wednesday December 6th 6:00pm at the Library Leake Room

Part 2: The Systemic Basis for Toxic Tragedies

Reflecting market failures, toxic tragedies are continuing today and undermine our trust in the regulatory system.

The Woodland Public Library Science and Society Discussion Series will be an on-going lecture/presentation and discussion series hosted by the library on Wednesday evenings. All are welcome to attend and we encourage an open dialogue on all the topics presented. For more information about the Science and Society Discussion Series please contact the library at library@cityofwoodland.org or 530-661-5980.


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