Thank you all! If you're one of the ~300 folks who came out to learn from experts this past winter and spring, then you experienced some incredibly exciting and powerful science communication. Thank you to all of our speakers in 2018--you can watch their talks below thanks to Adam Sayre at CATV. The 2019 season will run from November (2018) through May (2019) and is currently a blank slate, so we could use your help lining up dynamic and engaging scientists to tell their stories--contact Jason Hill. We're looking to spread the science around in 2019 (e.g., to White River Junction), so email Jason if you know of another venue that could host Suds & Science on a weeknight. Looking forward to seeing all those familiar faces in November!
Stimulate all of your senses, beer in hand, while listening to cutting-edge science. Meet and engage experts in their fields and casually learn something new. The Vermont Center for Ecostudies' Suds & Science is a free event and meant for all ages. Know a little science? Leave knowing a lot more. This informal science discussion series is held once a month (November and January-May) at the Norwich Inn. In these informal talks (no PowerPoint!), a scientist will elaborate on their research which might include anything from climate change to early human ancestors to invasive species. Come early (~6:30 pm) and meet other fans of science in the Jasper Murdock's Alehouse at the Inn. 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 Watch the talk here!
May 1: Laura Ogden [Dartmouth College], The Social History of Invasive Beavers in the Fuegian Archipelago, Chile. Watch the talk here!
Selected Past Talks