Break for Science: Mentor Marsh: History, Tragedy, and Recovery

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Thursday September 21

12:00 PM  –  1:00 PM


Thursday, September 21st, 2023

12:00 pm



The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is committed to connecting with our community to foster a deeper understanding of the natural world and our place within it.


Our monthly lecture series, Break for Science, is designed with adult audiences in mind and will feature enriching discussions, sneak peeks at emerging research findings, and firsthand insights from experts in the field. Each lecture will feature a new topic and is guaranteed to spark your curiosity and inspire action. 


Join other lifelong learners at the Museum where Dr. David Kriska, the Museum's Restoration Ecologist will lead us on a journey of hope as we showcase how the Museum is working to restore nature. 


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve is a National Park-Service designated Natural Landmark and a National Audubon Society Important Birding Area. This 801-acre wetland suffered dramatically in1966 when salt-mine tailings leached into Blackbrook Creek. Within a decade, the 4-mile-long wetland basin was overrun with invasive species, which nearly wiped-out native plants. 


In 2015, the Museum's Natural Areas team guided a massive restoration project to restore this critical ecosystem. Dr. Kriska will discuss the tragedy, triumph, and hope for the future.


* Space is limited, registration required. Reserve your spot TODAY!