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Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention


Tea and Science: MPs (Microplastics) and us

Sunday, March 10, 2019 03:00to04:30
Redpath Museum In Room 106, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C4, CA
Fee: $7 (+ taxes). Payable at the entrance.

What do we know about microplastics in our ecosystem and how does it affect life?

By Genevieve D'Avignon (Invasive Species Lab, Redpath Museum) 

Find out how MPs are affecting our world. They exist in mussels from the St. Lawrence, in our soaps and cleansers,  and in our fleece jackets. This hands-on workshop will let you work with the ecologist to filter out fibres and extract MPs from water and soap and then find out what the contamination levels mean. 

Tea and snacks will be provided by the Redpath Museum Society. Bilingual / bilingue. Fee/Entrée : $7 (+ taxes). Payable at the entrance.

Suitable for ages 8 and up. Check here for a short blog about microplastics in Canada.  

Everyone welcome / Bienvenue à tous. Reserve in advance: [at]

IMAGE: Studying MPs (microplastics) with a microscope. Invasive Species lab. Redpath Museum. 



Land Acknowledgement

McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

The Redpath Museum's director EDI statement.

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