November
09
Thursday

Earth's Greatest Mountains
The Rise and Demise of Extreme Topography

11/09/2017 Doors open: 6:00 PM

Mountains such as the Himalaya-Tibet and Andes constitute the highest topography on our planet (with elevations up to 8,848 m: 29,029 ft) affecting biotic...

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December
05
Tuesday

Earth's Climate Trajectory
Past, Present, Future

12/05/2017 Doors open: 6:00 PM

Recently, carbon dioxide levels on Earth passed the 400 ppm threshold for the first time in human history. How do we know this, and how does the present...

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January
11
Thursday

The Anthropocen
The Human Footprint

01/11/2018 Doors open: 6:00 PM

Humans are profoundly altering the Earth’s surface and atmosphere.  We are not just influencing climate, but are dumping megatons of trash into...

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February
15
Thursday

Humans & Humidity
How Past Climate may have Shaped our Evolutionary History

02/15/2018 Doors open: 6:00 PM

Human evolution spans the last 6 million years, and much of the fossil and archaeological record comes from Africa. Over the last few decades, scientists...

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March
22
Thursday

Using the Past to Reinvent Conservation for the Future

03/22/2018 Doors open: 6:00 PM

The conservation we practice today was largely developed in the mid-late 20th Century, and was founded on ideas of environmental and ecological stability...

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October
11
Thursday

Everyday Biochemistry: How it Works and Why it Matters
Mysteries Revealed: Discoveries in Chemistry

10/11/2018 Doors open: 6:00 PM

The birth of modern biochemistry can be traced to the end of the 19th century, when chemists discovered that cell extracts of brewer’s yeast...

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November
08
Thursday

Venoms: The Chemistry of Life and Death
Mysteries Revealed: Discoveries in Chemistry

11/08/2018 Doors open: 6:00 PM

Venoms are biological cocktails used for defense and predation. Our research looks at how the chemistry of protein toxins in recluse spider venoms causes...

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