Image via WikipediaMany good things happening at the Salem Public Library, but this one stands out:
Friends of Straub Environmental Learning Center
Environment and Disease: The Ghosts in Your Genes
7 p.m. Thursday, February 25, Loucks Auditorium
Dr. Michael Skinner of Washington State University will provide a general overview of endocrine disruptors. He will talk about how his research has shown that environmental factors change the expression of our DNA – but don’t change the underlying DNA sequences – and how these lasti ng eff ects can be passed
on from generation to generation.
Dr. Michael Skinner‘s research has been highlighted in BBC and PBS documentaries and selected in the top 100 discoveries in 2005 and 2007 by Discover.
The presentation is free and open to the public through support from the Charla Richards-Kreitzberg Charitable Foundation, the Salem Foundation, Salem Public Library, City of Salem, and Marion Soil and Water Conservation District. For more
information, contact the Friends of Straub Environmental Learning Center at 503- 391-4145 or visit www.fselc.org.
The Friends of Straub Environmental Learning Center is a Salem-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental education.