Saving Dark Skies - Piedmont Master Gardener Series

Saving Dark Skies - Piedmont Master Gardener Series
Tuesday, August 6, 2024 | 6:30pm-7:30pm


Light pollution is causing our nights to become almost 10% brighter every year. The disappearing darkness not only limits our view of the stars but also has serious implications for the health of all living things on the planet. For billions of years, all biological processes have evolved with the Earth’s predictable rhythm of night and day. Lighting up the night disrupts this predictable cycle. In addition, excessive outdoor lighting is disorienting and often fatal for migrating birds, nocturnal flying insects, and baby sea turtles. The good news is that light pollution is a fixable problem. 

Join Master Gardener Christine Hirsh-Putnam and Monticello Curator of Plants Peggy Cornett to learn more about the impact of light pollution and the many steps we can take to mitigate it.

Open to all.

The Center

Seats available: 45

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