Changes focus of science talk

Richard Hebda, curator of botany and earth history at the Royal B.C. Museum, will speak at the science centre

Environmental changes such as rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, melting Arctic sea ice, unusual extreme weather patterns and out-of-the-norm jet stream behaviour have scientists questioning the relationship between these observations.

Richard Hebda, curator of botany and earth history at the Royal B.C. Museum, will explore what can be done to adjust to coming changes at the Science in Society Speaker Series at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

“Ever-evolving impact models clearly reveal that ecological transformation on a continental scale is on its way,” said Hebda.

“It is vital that we strive to understand what defines the ecological integrity of our ecosystems and embed those characteristics in their management.”

Admission to the event is $7 in advance or $10 at the door. For advanced tickets, call the Okanagan Science Centre at 250-545-3644.

Presented jointly by Okanagan College and the Okanagan Science Centre, the Science in Society Speaker Series is sponsored by the Best Western Vernon Lodge, Starbucks Coffee, Cooper’s Foods, and The Morning Star.