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Ohio River Discussion Series with Dr. Christopher Lorentz, Prof., Dir. of Env. Science TMU! Join us!




Join us on February 7th at 6pm for the Ohio River Discussion Series!


This event is free and open to the public and will be held at Endless Summer Paddle & Coffee Company at 1301 Frankfort Avenue!

Dr. Christopher Lorentz, Professor, Dir. of Environmental Science Program and Director of Biology Field Station will present an overview of the research and outreach programs at Thomas More University Ohio River Biology Field Station.


”The Biology Field Station (also known as the “River Station”) at Thomas More University is a one-of-a-kind center for applied biological research whose reach is as wide and powerful as the Ohio River and all its tributaries. Located just 30 minutes from the main Thomas More campus, the Station is perched on the shore of the Ohio River, one of the original U.S. thoroughfares of commerce and transportation. Working closely with federal, state, and local authorities to monitor and improve water quality in the Ohio River, the staff and students at the Station are dedicated to improving water conditions, education, and preserving the rich heritage this and other waterways have to offer.


Research is at the heart of the Field Station. The Ohio River and its surroundings provide a working laboratory that spans scientific categories. Since our beginnings in 1971, Thomas More University has conducted a variety of field research studies for private and public corporations, institutions and agencies. Over the years, hundreds of former and current Thomas More students have assisted University faculty members serving as principal researchers on these studies. These opportunities for students offer real-world experiences in the fields of microbiology, water chemistry, fish surveys, biological assessments, and toxicology.


The Biology Field Station offers a wide variety of outreach programs for K-12 schools and the general public which offer visitors a chance to experience, up close, the Ohio River and its rich biodiversity.”


For more information: https://www.thomasmore.edu/biology-field-station/history/


This event is free and open to the public and will be held at Endless Summer Paddle & Coffee Company at 1301 Frankfort Avenue.


Future Presentation Dates & Topics:

February 21st:

Scott Martin - Climate Change and the Ohio River Waterfront


March 20th:

The future of Beargrass Creek and the Ohio River: Two Army Corps collaborative projects

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