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UMGC Presents: The 6th Mass Extinction has Started. Can it be Stopped?

This is the first presentation of a four-part series of UMGC Presents–The Eco Series. Embark with UMGC’s faculty on a journey to understand and tackle the pressing challenges of our time with an upcoming UMGC Presents lecture series: “How to Save the Earth from Ourselves: A Lecture and Discussion Series on Human Impact and Sustainability."

The human population recently surged past 8 billion. At the same time, rapid declines of wild species are occurring and a mass extinction event has begun; the 6th in Earth’s geological record. This talk will outline why this is happening and explain what we can do to slow it down; an important goal since biodiversity is a pillar supporting natural systems that are essential for our own survival.

About Rick Martin: Rick has a B.S. in Biology for the University of Alaska and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Public Health from Michigan State University. Prior to joining UMGC Asia in 2002, he was a program developer and instructor at the Arizona Science Center, and he has continued his interest in educational material design here by serving as editor of four science lab manuals and developing content for the non-profit BohoBio which is working to assist in the protection of endangered species. Rick currently resides in South Korea and teaches courses in biology, nutrition and environmental science.

Event Details


November 16, 2023
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. JST Japan Standard Time (GMT+9:00)


Zoom - Details will be emailed to you after registration

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