Public Lab is hosting an event to visualize airborne particles from frac sand mining using samples collected on properties next to the mine in Hixton.
What: DIY microscope visualization of airborne particles from frac sand mining and processing
Where: The Sedelbauer's farm; N8970 South Adams Road Hixton, WI 54635
When: 1pm - 3pm, Sunday March 4th
Why: This event will include a hands-on activity for a new technique that could be used in frac sand advocacy, and will include an open discussion to plan next steps. We'll learn about the specific issues faced by farmers adjacent to frac sand mines as the Sedelbauers will share their experience and what they've noticed with their animals.
Please spread the word and save the date! We look forward to seeing you in Hixton!
To learn more about environmental issues related to frac sand mining and processing, please see the Public Lab frac sand wiki. To see community research and activities related to frac sand issues, please see the frac sand tag. This event will feature DIY microscopes too.