Professor of geosciences Lynn Margulis presents "Puffer's Pond: What's Happening of Great Scientific Importance" on Monday, October 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The talk is the second in the Honors Faculty Lecture Series sponsored by UMass' Commonwealth Honors College.
Puffer's Pond, a popular site for Amherst locals and visitors alike, offers a range of recreational opportunities including fishing, canoeing, swimming, and nature walking. But when Margulis, a Distinguished University Professor, looks at Puffer's Pond she sees beyond its idyllic setting. For her, Amherst's largest open body of water presents a local example of worldwide environmental destruction.