Downtown Toledo’s Imagination Station is hosting a series of educational films, all free of charge. A guest speaker will also be in attendance to discuss each of the topics that each film presents.
KeyBank Discovery Theater
This film explores the combination of politics, science, public outcry, the role of the agricultural industry, and the fight to help save the Lake Erie ecosystem. The film also explores toxic algae and how detrimental it can be for water quality.
In August of 2014, residents of Northwest Ohio who receive their water primarily from Lake Erie had to go without running water for approximately three days. The event was sparked by a large bloom of toxic algae that subsequently entered a drinking water plant situated on the lake. It received national media attention and support from the U.S. government.
After the showing of the film, Sandy Bihn, executive director of the Lake Erie Waterkeeper, will hear from the audience and discuss the film.
The Lake Erie Waterkeeper program promotes the availability of swimmable, fishable and drinkable water for the Lake Erie Watershed.
Bihn also currently serves on the Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition, is the Conservation Chair for the Western Lake Erie Sierra Club and is the president of the Toledo Lighthouse Association.