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Science on Tap with MPM
October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$5
We’re exploring the space where science and culture intersect, and we’re doing it over drinks – from home! Grab a brew (or root-brew!) and meet us online. This virtual lecture series features some of the best minds in science.
“Tapestry Thinking: Weaving the Threads of Rainforests and Humans” – Nalini M. Nadkarni, Professor of Biology, University of Utah
Nalini Nadkarni will discuss how her experiences as a rainforest scientist precipitated her explorations into diverse ways of engaging humans with the natural world. She describes her use of mountain-climbing techniques, construction cranes, and hot air balloons to ascend to the treetops in tropical and temperate rainforests to discover the importance of canopy-dwelling plants in ecosystem processes, and the fragility of the rainforest tapestry. Nalini also highlights her approaches to help narrow the increasing distance between humans and nature. This interweaving of plants, animals, and people can help to create a stronger tapestry of conservation and engagement with nature!