Apr 16 2020
Biology on the Page: Delighting the Reader with Fa...

Biology on the Page: Delighting the Reader with Fa...

Presented by The Creative Nonfiction Foundation at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

There are as many algae on Earth as stars in the universe, and they have been essential to life on our planet for eons. Algae created the Earth we know today, and algae are the ancestors of all plants. Today, seaweed production is a multi-billion dollar industry, with algae hard at work to make your sushi, chocolate milk, beer, paint, toothpaste, shampoo and so much more. Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us is by turns icky, delightful, and amazing, and it was on nearly a dozen “Best Of” lists in 2019. And for good reason. In it, Ruth Kassinger reveals the surprising truth about what most people think of as “pond scum”: that without algae, none of us would exist.

This event is part of Creative Nonfiction's Science As Story series, which invites acclaimed long-form science writers to discuss the challenges of bridging the gap between research and storytelling to bring stories that matter to a wider audience.

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Admission Info
Dates & Times

2020/04/16 - 2020/04/16

Location Info

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Parking Info

Directions Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is located at One Schenley Park in Pittsburgh’s vibrant Oakland neighborhood. To find us via GPS, use 700 Frank Curto Drive as the locator address. Parking Free parking for our visitors is available in the center island on Schenley Drive. Metered street parking available… phipps.conservatory.org/visit-and-explore/visit/directions-and-parking/