Science Conversation: Our Rivers and Streams are on Drugs

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

With every flush, the drugs we use go down the drain. Many are not filtered out by wastewater treatment, leaving streams and rivers awash in everything from painkillers and antidepressants to amphetamines and illicit drugs.

Join Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for a conversation on how drug pollution impacts freshwater quality, the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, and the health of river and stream life.

Discover what it means to be a fish or a platypus living in a cocktail of drugs, which chemical compounds are passed through the food web, and how other forms of pollution, like micro-plastics, amplify the problem.

Featuring freshwater ecologist Dr. Emma Rosi and Cary president and conservation biologist Dr. Joshua Ginsberg. Rosi was recently featured in a PBS segment on the hidden health hazards of pharmaceutical pollution.

Tickets: $20

Doors open at 6:30pm


The Jerome L. Greene Performing Space
44 Charlton Street, NY, NY 10014

Tickets: $20


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