|February 21, 2012
ECHO’S Café Scientifique Presents POPULATION BOOM:
How Many Earths do we Need? Thursday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
BURLINGTON, VT. — ECHO’s After Dark adult program, Café Scientifique, offers yet another
fascinating topic for discussion with Population Boom: How many Earths do we Need? This adult forum will
be led by John Seager, President, Population Connection, as he addresses the question, “What environmental
crises will develop with our rapidly growing world?” This event will be held Thursday, March 8, 2012 from
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, at the foot of College Street in Burlington
John Seager, President, Population Connection is the guest presenter. Discussion points
include why the population is still growing so rapidly if the fertility rate has been declining for the
past half-century. He will also address how societal values have affected family planning programs worldwide.
John Seager is the President and CEO of Population Connection - having first joined the organization
in 1996. He previously served with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton Administration.
John was also Chief of Staff for former U.S. Representative Peter H. Kostmayer (D-PA), a senior member of the
House Foreign Affairs and Interior committees.
Join us in a mind expanding, thought provoking evening for adults, exploring the topic of “Population Boom”.
Suggested donation $5. Event for 21+ with cash bar and themed drink; FREE hors d’oeuvres sponsored by VT Sigma
Xi, Scientific Research Society.
ABOUT ECHO AFTER DARK AND CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE: These evenings offers adults 21+ the opportunity to talk about
pressing science topics in a relaxed atmosphere. Visitors are encouraged to listen to an expert, and then
engage in thoughtful conversation while enjoying free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
For more information call (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386 or visit www.echovermont.org
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the
Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Vermont’s Burlington
Waterfront. ECHO features 70 live species, more than 100
interactive experiences, changing and permanent exhibits and
seasonal events — all exploring the Ecology, Culture, History,
and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. The
2.2 acre Leahy Center environmental campus is also highlighted
by the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room, UVM’s
Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Lake Champlain Navy
Memorial, ECHO’s Eclectic Gift Shop, and ecology-themed Café
managed by Sugarsnap. Open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day. For more information visit
echovermont.org, call (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386, or write to
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake
Champlain, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401.