Sewickley Public Library welcomes back ED Talks lecture series

Monday, January 13, 2020 | 10:51 AM

The Sewickley Public Library welcomes back Edward F. Schroth for his first ED Talks lecture series event of 2020. The series, which is in its fourth year at the library, highlights topics related to the environment, biology and health.

The first lecture of the year is Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Sewickley Public Library. Titled “Pets: Their Eyes Are on You,” the talk focuses on animal vision and the similarities and differences from that of human vision. Schroth notes, “We have to be careful when assuming what animals actually ‘see,’ because we don’t know what their brain interprets from the information they receive.”

This season, Schroth also covers the topics: “How DNA Makes Us Who We Are” (Feb. 20) and “The Beneficial Animals in Your Garden” (March 19).

Ed Schroth is a retired biology, water ecology and environmental science educator who taught in the Quaker Valley School District and at Duquesne University. With a career that spanned over 50 years, Mr. Schroth is well known for his passion for science and hands-on approach to learning.

All programs begin at 7 p.m. and are located in the Community Room on the second floor of the Sewickley Public Library.

Registration is required for these events and can be done online at or by calling the library at 412-741-6920.