Public invited to participate in online conference today
SYDNEY MINES - To celebrate C@P
Day, Cape Breton County C@P Society
will host an online conference on the
Sydney tar ponds, today.
There will be a brief presentation of
the research being done at the tar
ponds site followed by a question and
answer session which is open to the
"Our theme this year is Go Green
With C@P," said Mark Taylor, an intern
with the Sydney Mines C@P Site. "The
tar ponds site is famous the world over
and has collected its share of media
coverage. What’s unique about this
online conference is the public can visit
any C@P site and ask their own questions
of tar ponds researchers led by Dr.
Martha Jones, a professor at Cape Breton
Taylor stressed that no prior computer
knowledge is required. Simply listen
over the speaker and ask your
questions through a microphone.
Most C@P sites in Cape Breton have
the capability to connect to the conference,
which will begin at 2 p.m.
"For those people who do have
questions, the intern at the site can
raise their virtual hand and the individual
will be able to speak to the
He said the online conference is
unique because it gives people the
opportunity to get involved in research
being conducted on the tar ponds.
"Hopefully being able to ask questions
will help make the research information
easier to understand," he said.