Before humans knew they existed, tiny microbes were hard at work in helpful and sometimes not-so-helpful ways.
“Microscopic organisms have influenced major historical events,” says Utah State University biologist Bonnie Waring. “They also influence the health of our environment and even processes occurring within our own bodies.”
Waring, assistant professor in the Department of Biology and the USU Ecology Center, presents “Microscopic,” for USU’s Science Unwrapped program, Friday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130, of the Eccles Science Learning Center on USU’s Logan campus.
Hosted by USU’s College of Science, admission to the public outreach program is free and all ages are welcome. Refreshments and hands-on learning activities conducted by USU students and faculty members, along with community groups, follow Waring’s talk, which is the fourth presentation of Science Unwrapped’s 10th anniversary “Powers of 10” series.
Initiated by the college in February 2009, Science Unwrapped introduces science in a relaxed, entertaining manner. Presentations begin with a brief lecture, followed by hands-on learning activities and refreshments. Each event draws several hundred guests, with attendees ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens.