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Understanding Environmental Contamination and Its Impact on You

with Meredith Harris

Environmental contamination – it’s in the news a lot.  From the sludge used on farms as fertilizers to pesticides to plastics, we are constantly hearing about how we and the animals living both on land and in the ocean are impacted by this issue.  Why not join our instructor Meredith Harris as she introduces us to the basic concepts of contamination in the environment.  She will discuss the different types of contaminants that are out there and where they come from.  She’ll also explain how your government is regulating them, how they are investigated and how they are cleaned up. As part of this series, we will also learn a little bit about PFAS contamination which has been prominent in the news. This topic is of importance to all of us and we here in Maine are not safe or immune from this problem.

Instructor:  Meredith Harris has a Civil & Environmental Engineering degree from Villanova University and has worked in the environmental remediation industry for 30 years.

Class Information:  This is a hybrid class - held in-person in UM@M’s room SCI 102 and via Zoom. 

All facilities at the University of Maine at Machias (UM@M) are fully handicap compliant.  The facilities used by Sunrise Senior College (SSC) at the college have ramps, elevators and handicap accessible bathrooms.  Our offsite functions and activities have various limitations and restrictions and may not be fully handicap accessible.  SSC will endeavor to identify limitations at these to you in advance.


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This class is available to all current Maine Senior College (MSCN) Members. The general public not wishing to join Sunrise Senior College at this time may attend this class for a $20.00 fee.

Sunrise Senior College (SSC) is a membership-based organization. Our SSC members receive special benefits as current members when they register for this course. Any member of another MSCN college is also able to enjoy this course, but may occur some additional charges. If you are a member of the general public, you can take this course but will have to pay additional fees associated with being a non-member. For any attendee that is not a current member of Sunrise Senior College, the materials required for the course are your responsibility. When checking out, please carefully read and answer the questions asked associated with this specific course so that you are charged appropriately for this class. Failure to do this may result in your being cancelled from the course. We hope you enjoy this offering.

Umm Science 102 & via Zoom

September 23rd to October 7th, 2024
Mon for 3 weeks from 10:00 - 11:00 am