• Suds & Science

    Suds & Science is going virtual for the 2021 season! Register here! for our second event in February.

    Suds & Science While Jason will surely miss seeing your faces and sharing a pint in person, a virtual Suds & Science via Zoom will mean no driving on snowy nights, no one turned away due to limited room capacity, and greater diversity of the science subjects and scientists.

    Hosted by VCE biologist Jason Hill, Suds & Science is definitely not a lecture--it's a community discussion led by a scientist where you meet other fans of science, engage with an expert through compelling personal narratives, and gain an understanding of someone's scientific research. So what can you expect in this virtual series--an online PowerPoint presentation? Absolutely not! Jason will interview the scientists about the intersection of their lives and research, we'll all engage in small group discussions about the speaker's research via Break Out rooms, and you'll have the chance to ask questions throughout the conversation--not just at the end. And since we're meeting virtually, everyone will have to BYOB.

    Interested? Of course you are, and it's easy to participate. Simply click on the Register Here! link at the top of this page (or next to a speaker's name in the schedule below). After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You do not need a Zoom account or need any Zoom experience to participate--we'll make it easy for you. If you have any questions, just reach out to Jason at .

    The 2021 Schedule: all Suds & Science events are free, meant for all ages, and run from 7-8 pm. Register here!

    January 5: Ryan Rebozo [Vermont Center for Ecostudies]--A community approach to conserving rare plant communities in the Pinelands. [Thank you Ryan, that was a blast!] Watch the recorded video here.

    February 2: Vivek Shandas [Portland State University]--Urban heat wave effects on human and environmental health. Dr. Vivek Shandas from Portland State University, and founder of the Sustaining Urban Places Research Lab, joins Jason Hill in a Zoom conversation about urban heat waves. Check out this great video for a short introduction to Vivek’s collaborative and transdisciplinary research. The new online Suds & Science format was a great success at our first meeting in January. We encourage you to ask real-time questions throughout the conversation, and you’ll also have the opportunity to further engage and converse in small groups via a virtual Wonder room before and after the talk. Register here!

    March 2: Angela Laws [Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation]--Insect conservation in a warming world


    April 6: Simone Whitecloud [Dartmouth/CRREL]--Life on the edge: alpine plant communities


    May 4: Scott Edwards [Harvard University (OEB/MCZ)]--TBD

    Selected Past Talks to Watch