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Event Details

Living in the Anthropocene: How humans are changing the world
Saturday, March 19, 2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Atwood Hall Room 260, Emory University, 1515 Dickey Dr., Atlanta, GA 30322 (
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
  • Arts/STEAM
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Space Science
  • Nature & Environment
  • Physics
  • Science & Society

How do YOU change the world around you? Find out by exploring cutting-edge research from Emory scientists and scholars exploring the "anthropocene"--the time period during which humans have profoundly altered the environment. In a series of fast paced, TED-style talks, hear perspectives from Emory chemistry, physics, environmental science, women's studies, and literature scholars. And see Emory chemists demonstrate how small actions can have BIG impact with a series of exciting live demos. After the event, we will host a sustainability tour of Emory’s campus to see examples of how humans interact with the environment at Emory.

The scheduled speakers and the titles of their presentations are:

David Hartnett, Atlanta Metro Chamber and Chair of the Board, Atlanta Science Festival

Defining the Anthropocene as human-influenced-geologic-time
Shaunna Donaher (Environmental Sciences)

Our Future: Life Traces on the Georgia Coast 
Tony Martin (Environmental Sciences)

Planetary Atmosphere and the Paris Agreement of 2015
Eri Saikawa (Environmental Sciences)

Deep Time: Being Human
Lynne Huffer (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)

Special demo show
Doug Mulford (Chemistry) and ChEmory

Campus tour focused on human impacts on our local environment
Bobbi Patterson (Sustainability Initiative and Religion) 

Tour of the WaterHub at Emory University
Norah Elmagraby


Park at the Oxford Road Visitors' Deck or the Peavine Visitor Lot and enter the building through Dowman Drive.

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