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Wooster Science Café - Our Complicated Relationship with Phosphorus

 Please join us for the final Science Café of 2020. This discussion will be about human being's complicated relationship with phosphorus.

The Wooster Science Café was established to promote dialogue in the Wooster community about scientific topics of general interest. It features a local scientist talking about a topic in their area of expertise and facilitating a discussion with the audience.

Normally, we are generously hosted by Spoon Market & Deli and co-sponsored by The College of Wooster and The Ohio State University. But, for now, we are going virtual. So, we encourage you to order some goodies from Spoon and curl up on your couch while you join us for some science!

Wednesday, December 9th, 7- 8 pm:

Jim Owens (USDA-ARS) will present a talk entitled "Our Complicated Relationship with Phosphorus".

Here is an introduction to his talk:
"Life can multiply until all the phosphorus has gone and then there is an inexorable halt which nothing can prevent" (Isaac Asimov, 1974). Furthermore, excessive phosphorus pollutes our fresh water. The combination of the Green and Sanitation Revolution have left us in a fickle spot, requiring us to find a new balance with phosphorus to ensure our future. Dr. Owen will lead us in a discussion of the current state of phosphorous use and its collective implications on humanity and the environment.

Use this link to join us at 7pm:

We hope you can join us!