Science for Everyone
Science for Everyone is a lecture series to engage, educate and increase public awareness regarding a wide variety of science, history and environment related topics. The programs are for the curious of high school age and older. The presenters give lectures that will both educate and entertain. Beginning January 2017: Science for Everyone will be held the 3rd Tuesday of every month with Riveredge hosting the odd months and Lac Lawrann hosting the even months.
This program is a partnership between Lac Lawrann Conservancy, Riveredge Nature Center and the UWM Field Station.
Fee: FREE ($5 donation suggested) No registration required.
July 19, 2018 – 7:00 PM
An Evening with Jens Jensen – a Roger Kuhns Monologue
Abstract: What if you could spend an hour chatting with one of your heroes? Kuhns contemplated such a moment in regard to Jensen, father of landscape architecture and founder of The Clearing in Door County, WI. Jensen was a recognized national master of all of these crafts and skills. Join Kuhns as he delves into the words and experiences of Jensen to bring them alive and communicate how this insightful Danish immigrant became an American icon, and a leader of native landscape design and the Prairie Movement. Kuhns is a writer, geologist and sustainologist. He is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker on the Niagara Escarpment.
Host: Riveredge Nature Center
August 21, 2018 – 7:00 PM
The Science Behind the Sip
Cassie Poirier, Technical Services Rep, Sensory Specialist, Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.
Abstract: Learn about the exciting role humans play in the sensory evaluation of malt and beer. The industry has an array of analytical tools to evaluate malt and beer quality, but flavor must be evaluated by trained tasters who are relied upon to generate data that informs decisions regarding quality control, quality assurance, and research & development.
Host: Lac Lawrann Conservancy
September 18, 2018 – Riveredge
October 16, 2018 – Lac Lawrann
November 20, 2018 – Riveredge
December 18, 2018 – Lac Lawrann