Suds & Science isn't a lecture--it's a community gathering at the Norwich Inn where you meet other fans of science, enjoy local craft beer, gain an understanding of someone's scientific research, and engage with an expert in their field. Hosted by VCE biologist Jason Hill, there's no PowerPoint slides or overly-complex jargon...just compelling personal narratives from scientists. Do you want to learn how Arctic soils breathe, and then hear about being chased out of a soil pit by a polar bear? So do we. Do you want to gain an understanding of several million years of hominid evolution, and then hear what it feels like to discover a new-to-science hominid fossil buried in an unexplored African cave? Yeah, we thought so. So come check out a Suds & Science event.
If you're a dynamic and engaging botanist, an anthropologist with a flair, a public health specialist who can spin a science story...or you know one....then please reach out to Jason Hill and share 30 minutes of your science and story at a future Suds & Science event. The Vermont Center for Ecostudies' Suds & Science is a free event and meant for all ages, and all talks are recorded by our friends at CATV.
2019-2020 Schedule (all talks from 7 to ~7:40 pm + time for questions at the Norwich Inn)
November 5, 2019: Roger Pasquier [American Museum of Natural History]. Birds in Winter: surviving the most challenging season. [No video available]
January 7, 2020: An unforeseen scheduling conflict and a (temporarily) closed Norwich Inn means that we'll have to hear from Simone Whitecloud [Dartmouth College] at another time. Such is life! I've got another idea, though...anyone who is interested could meet for drinks and casual conversation (no presentation) somewhere. Stay tuned for more info. I'm open to suggestions!
February 4: Brett Amy Thelen [Harris Center for Conservation Education]. Community-based conservation of migratory amphibians
March 3: Spencer Hardy [Vermont Center for Ecostudies]. The conservation status and uncertain future of Vermont's native bees
April 7: Lauren Culler [Dartmouth College]. Mosquitoes in the cold and frozen north: what’s the buzz?
May 5: Jordon Tourville [SUNY-ESF]. Forests on the move: how fungi might help trees thrive in a warmer world
Selected Past Talks to Watch