Still time to get in on algal bloom conference; or, ‘THAT’S why you listen to scientists’

Organizers of the CFAES-co-hosted Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference have extended the registration deadline to Wednesday, Sept. 7. The event is Sept. 15 in Toledo. Later that day, the conference site, the Stranahan Theater and Great Hall, is coincidentally hosting a performance by comedian Lewis Black, who coincidentally talks about science and the environment in a 2012 video here.

Sept. 8 field day on organic farming research

Tomato in gardener's handsCFAES’s Organic Food and Farming Education and Research program is holding a free public field day, featuring its latest research on organic field crops, vegetables and more, on Sept. 8 near Wooster.

Harmful algal blooms, helpful science

Image of algal bloomThere’s still time to register for Sept. 15’s Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference in Toledo. Get the clear details. (Photo: Lake Erie algal bloom by Tom Archer, Michigan Sea Grant.)

Lake Erie algae despite drought

Dry summer notwithstanding, NOAA officials recently “identified patches of scum within Maumee Bay.” The scum is potentially toxic algae. Maumee Bay is in far western Lake Erie around Toledo. Tom Henry reported the story, including with comments from Chris Winslow of the Ohio State-based Ohio Sea Grant program, in the Aug. 20 Toledo Blade.

Sept. 9 workshop on spotting, managing invasive tree pests

Got problems with emerald ash borers, gypsy moths or other invaders in your woods? Or just want to be ready in case they arrive? CFAES’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program is giving a Sept. 9 workshop on spotting and managing non-native invasive tree pests. Get details here and here. Register here.

New associate degree is only one like it in U.S.

Interested in plants, high-tech and a job in a green, growing field? CFAES’s Ohio State ATI in Wooster now offers the only two-year degree program for greenhouse engineering technology in the U.S. (Photo: Creatas.)

Building with mud, grass and sticks; community health through whole foods and herbs

August 27. Vector flat daily calendar icon. Date and timeBLD farm and its Trillium Center host the Experimental Building and Herb Sanctuary Tour from 1 to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow — Saturday, Aug. 27 — in Conneaut. It’s another in the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more here on p. 31.

Low-impact logging’s big benefits

Trunk Sections in the WoodsLee Beers saw low-impact logging, lots of it, when living in Maine during graduate school. The CFAES educator says it can work — and help — in Ohio, too. He’ll speak at Farm Science Review.

Watch: ‘The three main challenges our oceans face for the future’

Prince Albert II of Monaco discusses sustainable strategies for the oceans in the video above. It’s from the 2014 World Ocean Summit. He speaks at Ohio State next week.

Prince Albert of Monaco to visit Ohio State

Bolstering Ocean Resilience: H.S.H. Prince Albert II of MonacoPrince Albert II of Monaco, a long-time supporter of global environmental and sustainability issues, will visit Ohio State next week. He’ll give a lecture on climate change, biodiversity and access to clean water at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, in Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High Street in Columbus. Learn more here. He’s shown in the photo speaking on bolstering ocean resilience at the 2013 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Photo by Monika Flueckiger licensed under CCA-SA 2.0 Generic license.)