Elachee Nature Science Center in partnership with the University of North Georgia Biology Department and Brenau University Science Education Department, join with Recess Southern Gastro-Pub to host a Science Night Series to engage the community in environmental education and discussion (a program best suited for adults). Arrive at 5:30 p.m. to purchase your meal, then join the discussion at 6:30 p.m. Event capacity is 50 attendees. Please email Elachee Nature Science Center at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
Tuesday February 12
Eyes in the Sky: Earth Observation and 21st Century Environmental Science: Dr. J.B. Sharma, University of North Georgia professor, will discuss the rapidly developing field of remote sensing and its importance for urban and environmental planning, smart cities, disaster management and natural resource management.
Tuesday March 12
Toxic Plants of the Southeast: Dr. Tom Diggs, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology at the University of North Georgia knows that everyone like poison, right? You’re in for a treat with a lively discussion that will reveal the toxic plants of the southeast.
Tuesday April 9
Streams in the Anthropocene: Dr. Mary Freeman, Research Ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center at the University of Georgia, will share factors that affect rivers and streams in era of profound environmental change and the mechanisms that allow resilient native species to persist.
Tuesday May 14
Asteroid Impacts: Then, Now and Tomorrow: W. David Hogan, director of the upcoming IMAX 3D documentary Asteroid Impact, will discuss the history of planetesimals and how they have not only bombarded Earth since the dawn of time but have changed and shaped the evolution of life itself.