Special thanks to Chris Coulter and HiFi Club for supporting Science Pub.
Join our fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature. At Science Pub, there’s no such thing as a dumb question. Whether you are a science genius or not-so-science-savvy, you are invited to participate in stimulating discussions and partake in some lively libations.
We meet at Dargan's Pub in Santa Barbara. Science Pub is open to ages 21+ and admission is free. No reservations, please arrive early ~6:00PM for a seat and ordering your favorite treat. Dargan's is located at 18 E. Ortega Street. Some street parking is available, and Lot#10 is conveniently located adjacent to Dargan's (first 75 minutes free).
Questions: Call Justin Canty (Community Education Manager) 805-682-4711 ext. 170.
I Invade With a Little Help From My Friends:
How People Moved Plants Around The World
with Nate Emery and Nicole Molinari
Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology Department, UCSB
Monday, May 27
Plants provide a number of human services and as a result have been transported around the globe for agriculture, medicine, building materials and more. In addition, there is an ever increasing number of plants that are accidentally introduced (i.e. hitchhikers) through a variety of means. Some introduced species have little effect on the regions they invade, while others can transform landscapes.
Come join Nate Emery and Nicole Molinari for a tale of how humans have moved plants beyond their natural geographic barriers and the potential environmental impacts that ensue. We will discuss the history of plant trading, as well as highlight a few of our local exotic invaders.
“Science Revolution! How the Transformation of Science Will Change Your Life”
with Dr. Jai Ranganathan
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, UCSB
Monday, June 24 6:30-8:00PM
Our lives have been fundamentally changed by science. In the past century, scientific innovations such as air travel and modern medicine have transformed the human experience. Now humanity is at the beginning of a new scientific revolution driven by technological and cultural change, and the way scientists do their research is being transformed across scientific disciplines.
This scientific revolution has huge implications for everyone, because it will expedite the pace of discovery. Join Dr. Jai Ranganathan to find out more about this brave new world of science and what the future holds.