The Sewickley Public welcomes back Edward F. Schroth for his ED Talks lecture series that kicks-off this January. The series, which is in its fourth year at the library, highlights topics related to the environment, biology and health.

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 this Thursday, January 16 at 7 p.m. Entitled “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 what their brain interprets from the information they receives.”

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 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 7:00 p.m. and are located in the Community Room on the library’s second floor.

Registration for each program can be found on the library’s event calendar or by calling the Reference Desk at (412) 741-6920, ext. 3.