Water Quality

2021 Yankee Conference on Environmental Health

 

This year the CT Environmental Health Association is hosting our annual Yankee Conference on Environmental Health. It is described as the “premier gathering of environmental health professionals from throughout the northeast. Its purpose is to provide the latest information on environmental topics….”. The event is being held at the Fox Tower Conference Center on September 22-24, 2021. The theme is "The Herculean Effort of Environmental Health".
Registration information and agenda can be found at www.cteha.org

 

The Real History of Toilets

 

Spoiler alert: contrary to popular belief, Victorian mogul Thomas Crapper did not invent the modern flush toilet...but if he didn't, then who did? It's time to explore the real history of this ubiquitous bathroom necessity, and how it evolved into the porcelain flushers we all know and love today.

Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from rudimentary systems used by close-knit communities in ancient Mesopotamia to today's high-tech plastic or porcelain thrones.

The Underground History of Sewers

 

Have you ever wondered what happens after you flush the toilet? Once you pull that lever, anything inside your porcelain bowl goes on a wild ride through miles upon miles of pipes and tunnels until it reaches its final destination — one which isn't where you think.

Join New York Adventure Club for a deep dive into the intricate systems of pipes and water tunnels that create our sewer systems, which we humans so often clog up in our daily lives.

The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets

 

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did? Better yet, when did people first start using toilets? And were they anything like the toilets we know today?

This class will explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today. We will walk through the not-so-short history and learn things like: why we should be grateful for Queen Elizabeth I, how toilets have been useful in wars, and the best reasons to visit Japan and Malaysia.

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