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Mysteries of Science Series: Endangered Ecosystems

Mysteries of Science Series: Endangered Ecosystems

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

92nd Street Y

Presented By

Presented by the 92nd Street Y and the New York Academy of Sciences


Speaker: Marc Yaggi, Watershed Program Director, Riverkeeper

The lecture considers the hundreds of thousands of species of plants and animals that have disappeared in the last decade. Is this just another extinction in Earth’s history or a more dangerous one caused by humans?

Marc Yaggi supervises Riverkeeper's watershed program. He represented Riverkeeper as a student attorney with the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic in 1996 and joined Riverkeeper in 1999. He coordinates and supports activities of citizens and environmental groups throughout the watershed by giving them access to information and strategic guidance on effectively opposing harmful development projects and government policies. He also acts as an advocate for strengthening governmental watershed protection policies and for educating the public about its water supply.

Before joining Riverkeeper, Mr. Yaggi served as a staff attorney with the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC. He has authored legal articles on the U.S. Supreme Court, marine mammal protection, road salt, impervious surfaces, sprawl, and clean air.

Admission: $30
New York Academy of Sciences members pay $24.