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Associate Professor of Biology Paul Pickhardt will be part of climate change discussion as the League of Women Voters of Sheboygan presents the National Geographic documentary “Before the Flood.”

The film will be screened in the Rocca Room at the Mead Public Library on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

“Before the Flood” presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions individuals and society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

The film travels to five continents and the Arctic and features speaking scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.

Following the film, there will be an open discussion about climate change, reactions to the issues and what can be done locally to address it. Pickhardt will be featured as part of that discussion.

Pickhardt, a member of Lakeland's faculty since 2006, previously served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Kiribati (Central Pacific) where he taught biology, chemistry and physics. An aquatic ecologist with strong backgrounds in both field and laboratory based investigations, Pickhardt has published and presented extensively on this work.

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