The Exploration Place’s April Adult Speaker Series event goes at 7 p.m. on Monday April 8 for an engaging discussion with Dr. Natalie Linklater on environmental engineering and one of our most important resources, water.
Dr. Linklater is an environmental engineer and the newest faculty member in engineering at the University of Northern British Columbia. She has knack for looking at things from a different perspective and her research has both examined the application of using luciferase, an enzyme extracted from fireflies, to test for harmful bacteria in drinking water and developed a method to detect an elusive bacterial population, the viable but not cultural bacteria, in wastewater. Natalie is also an active community builder and is dedicated to encouraging and fostering the next generation of intrepid engineers with fun hands-on activities.
Environmental engineers are often considered the secret services of engineers. They ensure that we have clean water to drink, clean air to breath, and clean soil to grow our food. In this talk, Natalie will introduce you to the processes that are used to clean water and wastewater as well as some of her past research. This talk will also introduce you to the engineering process with a hands-on activity that will challenge you to clean water using readily available local material.
Thanks in part to generous support from the City of Prince George and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, this event is free of charge. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., lecture begins at 7 p.m., time for Q+A with Dr. Linklater after the lecture. Cash beer + wine bar available.