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. Some come check out a Suds & Science event.
Right now, Jason could use your help lining up speakers for the unfilled dates below. 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. 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)
November 5, 2019 at the Norwich Inn: Roger Pasquier [American Museum of Natural History], Birds in Winter: surviving the most challenging season
January 7, 2020: Simone Whitecloud [Dartmouth College]. Plants are the panacea to societal woes (but I'm not biased!).
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: TBD
Selected Past Talks to Watch