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Dark Matters – Nature’s Reaction to Light Pollution

Discover the amazing night life of turtles, bats, birds, and other species. Learn how animals and their ecosystems are negatively impacted by light—much of which is so unnecessary.

Joan Marie Galat

30 Minute Program

 

$149


Light and dark have affected the entire natural world. But lights from cars, streetlights, houses, shopping malls, skyscrapers, and other structures make towns and cities glow with light so bright it can be seen from outer space.

Dark Matters introduces sea turtles, birds, bats, fireflies, and other fragile animals impacted by unwanted light. It also explores the importance of keeping our window to the universe dark, so that astronomers and other scientists can study outer space.

In a presentation that offers both science and compelling true stories, you’ll discover how to help the animals you care about, as well as how you can help protect the night. After all, shouldn’t everybody be able to enjoy the beauty of a star-filled sky?

Based on Joan’s title: Dark Matters—Nature’s Reaction to Light Pollution. Watch the book trailer.

— Astronomy groups, nature organizations, schools, and libraries, please visit my website for details on hosting a Dark Matters talk. —

About the Author

Joan Marie Galat began writing books at the age of nine but wasn’t published until she was 12. Now she’s the author of more than 20 award-winning books, including a Canadian national bestseller and translations in seven languages.

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