7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium (Room 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center on the USU campus. (For directions, click here.)

Water is Life: Nancy Mesner's research and efforts focus on helping people understand the link between their everyday activities, land use and the quality of our water.


  Nancy Mesner

Nancy Mesner, associate professor in USU's Department of Watershed Sciences and head of USU Water Quality Extension, has been honored by the Governor's Office for her development of watershed science curricula for public school students.She is featured speaker for Science Unwrapped's Friday, April 26 presentation, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center auditorium. 

 

"Changing the World One Drop at a Time"

USU scientist Nancy Mesner didn't set out to become a water quality specialist. Her initial foray into science led her to marine biology: through her studies, she loved investigating varied and unusual species.

"Whether looking into a microscope or into a water column, I was enthralled by the sense of wonder," she says.

Mesner, a water quality specialist, head of USU Water Quality Extension and associate professor in USU's Department of Watershed Sciences, is featured speaker for Science Unwrapped Friday, April 26th. She will relate her journey as a scientist and also discuss the importance of water quality and each person's role in preserving and conserving our precious water supply.

The water from your tap and in nearby lakes or streams is part of a much larger water system. While not everyone lives next to a pond or stream, we all live in a watershed.

Mesner coordinates statewide educational efforts in water quality assessment and monitoring and oversees volunteer monitoring programs. She has been recognized by the Governor's Office for her development of watershed science curricula for public school students.

Following Mesner's talk, Science Unwrapped attendees are invited to enjoy free refreshments and a variety of hands-on learning activities.

Join us at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium (Room 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center.