Louisville Sustainability Forum with Thad Druffel on Solar Manufacturing R&D

When Nov 01, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Undercroft at Passionist Sacred Heart Retreat (1924 Newburg Rd)
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No automatic alt text available.This month's Featured Presentation will be on the Falls of the Ohio State Park with longtime park volunteer, Paul Olliges. The Park features 390-million-year-old fossil beds which are among the largest, naturally exposed, Devonian fossil beds in the world. The Falls was originally a series of rapids allowing the Ohio River to drop 26 feet over a distance of two and a half miles. This was the only navigational hazard over the 981 mile-length river formed by rock outcrops. The Falls was the site where Lewis & Clark met for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Today much of the original falls have been flooded behind the McAlpine dam. August through mid November typically provides the best accessibility to the 220 acres of fossil beds, as the river is at its lowest level during this period.

This month's Shorter Presentations include: UofL's Thad Druffel, PhD, PE from the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research on Solar Manufacturing R&D; as well as Wren Smith, Interpretive Programs Manager at Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest on Sustaining the Spark with Volunteer Naturalists.

Now in its eleventh year, the purposes of the Louisville Sustainability Forum are:
1. We hold and promote the intention of sustainability for Louisville. 2. We establish and nourish relationships that strengthen community and create change. 3. We create a space for discussion that inspires, motivates and deepens our ability to catalyze social change.

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