Are you expecting a typical story about lake ecology? You may be disappointed as there is nothing typical about Great Salt Lake nor this time in Earth’s history. In this book, lake experts partner to reframe and update our knowledge base, include unheard voices, and dispense with incomplete understandings about our unique lake. It is a time of change and reckoning.
A microscope trained on the waters of Great Salt Lake reveals a lively community of critters. Some of these critters create rocks, others support an multi-million dollar international industry and they all work together to feed millions of migratory birds. Panelists include Dr. Melody Lindsay, Eric Dunham, PhD candidate at Montana State University and Phil Brown with the Great Salt Lake Brine Shrimp Coop (they harvest brine shrimp cysts from the lake) and will be moderated by GSLI's Jaimi Butler and Dr. Bonnie Baxter.
The Salty Science Series is hosted by Great Salt Lake at Westminster College and will feature contributing authors in "Great Salt Lake Biology: a Terminal Lake in a Time of Change" in a series of 6 panel discussions. We hope that you will break out your inner nerd and have a lake themed dinner or drink ready to enjoy while you learn about the lake. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the night for the most creative food or libation. Jaimi’s dinner will include (Brine) shrimp scampi with south arm (zucchini) noodles.
Don't worry if you cannot make this (virtually) in person, as they will be recorded and available when you have time.
Other webinars in the series are recorded and public on the GSLI YouTube channel:
Water and Humans at Great Salt Lake
Great Salt Lake is for the Birds!
Herpetofauna and Mercury Issues at Great Salt Lake
Plants of Great Salt Lake
Am I on Mars or Great Salt Lake?