Mark your calendars! We have four amazing speakers scheduled for this semester, on the second Thursday of every month:
- February 14: Allison Davis – How to get a date: story of a clone
- March 14: Chris Torres – Evolution of the flamingo’s smile
- April 11: Decio Correa – All about frogs (and toads!)
- May 9: Sarah Barfield – Sustainable agricultural science and permaculture
Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series in Austin, Texas. Events are held outdoors at Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703. Arrive early for refreshments and fun activities for kids of all ages!
Note: We will post the precise schedules for each event in a separate, event-specific post. Follow this link for details on the Feb 14 event. Follow this blog or our Facebook page to get event notifications.
Plants On Fire!
Fire is a natural part of Texas plant and animal communities. Too little fire has altered our savannas and woodlands and put them at risk for catastrophic wildfires. This talk will explore how prescribed fire can be used to restore endangered species, manage invasive species, and reduce extreme wildfire risk.
The Wild Wild West:
West Nile and Vector-borne Disease in Texas
Journey to a New World – The Global History of Texas Longhorn Cattle!
★ Texas’s iconic longhorn cattle are descended from herds arriving with Columbus in the 1490’s. Left to roam the unfenced southwest, they adapted to their new environment through natural selection.
★ Using genomic data, we will trace the longhorn’s remarkable history – both around the globe, and back to the time of cattle domestication 8,000 years ago!