Appalachian Laboratory

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May Watershed Moments Community Learning Series

Mark your calendar for 5/12 at 6PM for "Powering the Future: Good News in the Greenhouse," a talk by celebrated glaciologist and geologist, Dr. Richard Alley from Penn State University. The talk will be held at FSU's Performing Arts Center. 

Dr. Richard Alley has ranged from Antarctica to Greenland to help learn the history of the Earth's climate, and whether the great ice sheets will fall in the ocean and flood our coasts. With over 250 scientific publications, he has been asked to provide advice to the highest levels of government,and been recognized with numerous awards including election to the US National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society. He hosted the PBS miniseries Earth: The Operators' Manual, and has been compared to a cross between Woody Allen and Carl Sagan for his enthusiastic efforts to communicate the excitement and importance of science to everyone. 

No reservations required. For more information, please call 301-689-7102 or email  

About AL

The Appalachian Laboratory (AL) is an environmental research facility of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), the principal institution for advanced environmental research and graduate studies within the University System of Maryland. The other UMCES campuses are Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in Southern Maryland, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) in Baltimore, and the Maryland Sea Grant College in College Park. 

AL was founded in 1962, and is located in the mountains of western Maryland in the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Faculty at the Laboratory seek to determine the effects of natural and human-induced changes on organisms, landscapes, and biogeochemical and hydrological cycles.  Faculty then apply scientific results to unravel the consequences of environmental change, manage natural resources, restore ecosystems, and foster ecological literacy. 

Upcoming Events

May 5, 2016
5/5/16, Gary Silsbe, UMCES Horn Point Laboratory, Topic: Phytoplankton...
May 7, 2016
Join us for our annual Open House from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm to learn about...
May 12, 2016
5/12 at 6PM at FSU's Performing Arts Center, Powering the Future: Good News in...