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Science Café

Come to a New Mexico PBS Science Café and view a clip of a PBS program and then join in a discussion with leaders in their field regarding the topics covered in the clip.

Upcoming Science Café

The Plastics Problem

Saturday, February 29

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

STEM Theater

1801 Mountain Rd NW

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By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans.  It’s an environmental crisis in the making for nearly 70 years.  Plastic pollution is now considered one of the largest environmental threats facing humans and animals globally.  Because it doesn’t degrade and instead breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces, much of that plastic will remain here on earth.  The problem is clear—too much plastic.

Come to the February NMPBS Science Café and view a clip of PBS NewsHour: The Plastic Problem and then join in a discussion with Jill Holbert, Associate Director, City of ABQ Solid Waste Management Dept., and Sarah Pierpont, Executive Director, NM Recycling Coalition, to discuss New Mexico’s and Albuquerque’s efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle our plastic trash.

Admission to the café is free, but a reservation through NMPBS is required. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Interested in exploring how artists are helping to reduce waste?  Attendees should explore the museum's newest exhibit, Sayaka Ganz-Reclaimed Creations, which features 3D sculptures of animals in motion. This art, by Japanese artist, Sayaka Ganz, has been created entirely with recycled plastic objects. Entrance to the exhibit is included with regular admission to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.

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