Inaugural UF Community Chats event focuses on allergies, asthma and climate change
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On Sunday, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will hold the first in a series of educational panel discussions known as Community Chats, this one focused on the possible consequences of climate change for North Florida residents with allergies or asthma.
The event takes place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 on the UF main campus in Gainesville. Registration for in-person attendance has closed, but the event will be live-streamed on the Community Chats website, http://communitychats.wordpress.com.
Expert panelists from several UF units will discuss the possible effects of climate change on air and water quality, as well as steps that communities can take against climate change. Audience members are welcome to submit questions to the panelists before or during the event, using the Community Chats website, Twitter account or Facebook page, using the hashtag #CCNCFL.
Community Chats is funded by UF/IFAS and is produced in partnership with the Florida Museum of Natural History and the UF College of Journalism and Communications. The next event is scheduled for late October.
Source: Katie Stofer, 352-273-3690, firstname.lastname@example.org