Urban Dialog: Science After Dark Discusses Fracking

Sherman Texas | September 3, 2017

“Urban Dialog: Science After Dark”, returns on September 4, from 7pm to 8pm, and will feature a discussion of “Fracking”. The event will be held at Grayson Hall, 115 S. Travis Street, in downtown Sherman’s Kelly Square. The event encourages attendees to discuss their opinions with each other and with subject matter experts in a friendly, social environment. Admission to the event is free with complimentary snacks and beverages provided courtesy of the Sherman Rotary Club. “Urban Dialog: Science After Dark” is a joint production of The Sherman Museum, Austin College, and the Sherman Rotary Club. Shawn Kirby of the HeraldDemocrat
will moderate the event.


Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique designed to recover gas and oil from shale rock. Fracking involves drilling down into the earth and injecting water, sand and chemicals into the rock at high pressure, which in turn allows the gas to flow to the well. The process is controversial as environmentalists have questioned the safety of the process and communities have associated increased geological activities like earthquakes with the process. “This topic is in the news and generates a fair amount of controversy,” stated Dan Steelman, Executive Director of The Sherman Museum. “Please join us for a friendly chat about an important subject.”

Subject experts for the event will be Richard Lynn, Professor of Geology, at Grayson College and Todd C. Dutton, President of Longfellow Energy. “Urban Dialog: Science After Dark” is scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month. Discussions are held in Grayson Hall and cover a variety of timely topics from the fields of science and history.

About The Sherman Museum
The Sherman Museum is a non-profit 501(c) (3) educational organization devoted to collecting, preserving and interpreting objects of historical significance for visitors and residents of Grayson County and the Greater North Texas Region. The museum was previously known as The Red River Historical Museum prior to a name change in March 2011.

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