Ever wonder what happens to water after you flush it down the drain? An upcoming lecture at Addlestone Library will answer that question.

Assistant Professor Barbara Beckingham of the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences will discuss the environmental implications of chemical and microplastic wastewater transport as part of the library’s Faculty Lecture Series at noon on Feb. 15, 2017, in room 227.

Beckingham researches with students and colleagues to understand how organic contaminants associate with plastics and carbon-based items in the environment, and how those interactions impact the mobility of contaminants and impact the health of communities and aquatic systems. She teaches several courses at the College relating to geochemistry and water resources.

A light lunch will be provided at the lecture, which is free and open to the public.

For more information on the series, contact Jill Conway, assistant director of student activities in the Honors College.