November 2020 - Rebecca Osborne Speaks on Local Environmental Concerns
Our guest speaker was Rebecca Osborne who is a candidate for her PHD on Environmental Toxicology and has a BSC Environmental Science & Ecology from the University of Waterloo.
Rebecca exemplified all that CFUW is about, female education, and the power of women. She was a brilliant example of offering and Kindly filling in for a last minute cancellation. She encouraged us all by sharing some of her extensive education enhancing our knowledge about our Haliburton environment. She has a delightful fun personality, humorous, and was able to explain a complicated interesting scientific topic in as meaningful understandable way.
She shared her knowledge on environmental concerns and the multi-generational effects of metals on freshwater snails. "Snails are like the "Canary in a coal mine". Snails are more important than most of us know, they clean our environment & are very sensitive to environmental change and are a great indicator of the health of our environment. She gave a wonderful slide presentation on the 5 environmental concerns relevant to us here in Haliburton. Her topic's presented early warning signs & how we all can play a role in protecting our environment and our beautiful lakes.