Noted Librarian to Talk on ‘Science Literacy’

By: John Marshall
| Published 01/29/2020

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX -- With all kinds of information and misinformation on the internet about science, the environment and global warming, if you’re trying to figure out if the reports you’re seeing and reading are accurate or junk science, a talk in Conroe by an award-winning librarian from Houston Community College will help you determine what’s true and what isn’t.

Award-winning librarian Rumela Bose to address accuracy of scientific, environmental news and information


Rumela Bose, Public Services Librarian at the college, and a member of the Texas Library Association's Library Instruction Round Table, will speak on “science literacy” during a talk hosted by the Heartwood Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

In our current world, where serious science news gets drowned out by sensational sound bites,
Bose, will show attendees how and where to find accurate science information.

'Being a Master Naturalist requires us to be good information consumers,' said Carolyn Langlinais, president of the Heartwood chapter, the Montgomery County-based chapter of the statewide conservation group.

'A large part of what we do is providing education about Texas environments, animals, ecosystems to foster an appreciation for the natural world around us. Scientific literacy is key to that mission,” Langlinais said.

Besides her work at Houston Community College, which is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the country, Bose is also the winner of the prestigious MatterHacker’s Hacker of the Month award for November, 2018, and has been bestowed with other honors.

Bose will speak during the Heartwood chapter’s meeting at the Montgomery County AgriLife Extension, 9020 Airport Rd., Conroe. A Heartwood chapter social and network gathering begins at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation by Bose beginning at 6:00.

About The Heartwood Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists

The local chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists trains community residents who love the outdoors to volunteer and assist with nature projects in Montgomery and Walker counties. Part of the larger statewide organization, the Heartwood chapter has been involved in a number of high-profile local projects including maintaining the trees and plants of Jones State Forest, helping to cultivate thousands of milkweed plants as part of a pollinator project with The Woodlands Township, participating in an international annual bird count and a massive restoration project in Lake Livingston.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 5:30 p.m., networking and social gathering. Bose’s presentation begins at 6 p.m.

Where: Montgomery County Agrilife Extension, 9020 Airport Rd., Conroe.
Both the public and media are welcome, but please RSVP to Carolyn Langlinais at (281) 851-5330, or heartwoodpres@gmail.com.

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