Stimulate all of your senses, beer in hand, while listening to cutting-edge science in front of a fire. VCE's informal science discussion series is held once a month (November and January-May) at the Norwich Inn. In these informal talks (no lectures and no PowerPoint!), a visiting scientist will elaborate on their research which might include anything from ice cores to early human ancestors to avian migration ecology. Come early (~6:30 pm) and meet some other fans of science in the Jasper Murdock's Alehouse at the Inn.
Know of a dynamic science speaker? We're always looking for our next scientist--contact Jason Hill.
Check out the upcoming schedule, read about or watch some of the past talks below.
2017-2018 Schedule (all talks from 7-8 pm)
November 7: Laurel Symes [Dartmouth College], Backyard crickets and tropical katydids: The amazing world of insect sound and vibration. Watch the talk here!
January 9, 2018: Zaneta Thayer [Dartmouth College], Don’t stress! Evolutionary explanations for why stress affects our health. Watch the talk here!
February 6: Caitlin Hicks Pries [Dartmouth College], How warmer soils can affect climate change: From the Arctic to your backyard Watch the talk here!
March 6: Tim DuClos [Northeast Climate Science Center], High stakes for our high peaks; addressing the threat of climate change on our mountain ecosystems Watch the talk here!
April 3: Stephen Brown [Manomet], Conservation of Arctic Shorebirds: travels to the end of the earth to save declining species
May 1: Laura Ogden [Dartmouth College], TBD
Selected Past Talks