Protecting Dark Skies for Humans & Wildlife
At the meeting on Wednesday,October 5, 2022, our speaker, Karen McGraw, Ed.D., will talk about how almost every living things on our planet uses the cycle of light and dark to trigger life processes.
Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) and light pollution interrupts this cycle. This program helps us understand the effects of light pollution on living things, including ourselves, and how we can protect dark skies for humans and wildlife.
Participants will take home a new awareness about lighting practices, which allow us to have the light we need for nighttime activities while minimizing the negative effects of ALAN. You will learn things you can do to reduce light pollution (glare, light trespass, skyglow), increase safety, limit the negative consequences on wildlife, and create a more aesthetically pleasing nocturnal environment.
6:30pm Meeting Opens for Tech Check and Camera Roll
7:00pm Chapter Announcements
Approximately 7:20 Speaker Presentation
Approximately 8:30 - 8:45 Meeting Ends