Science Cafe' at Cook Library: Rock the Cafe'

News item published on: 2016-01-26 16:32:32

Mighty, elemental forces molded North America. Fiery eruptions, titanic floods, the grinding of great ice sheets and massive impacts from space all shaped our land. Geology and earth science deeply affect our everyday lives, and our future. Join Allan Nolan on Monday, March 28 in Cook Library Room 123 (LIB 123) at 6 p.m. for a discussion of geology-related issues after a short presentation from "Making North America" a three-part television series that aired on PBS in the fall of 2015. This series will be available in University Libraries' collections following the event.

Nolan, a doctoral student in the Center for Science and Math Education and Instructor of Historical Geology in the Department of Geography and Geology, is an educator focused on promoting the teaching and learning of science and enhancing environmental literacy and stewardship.

The Science Café at Cook Library is an event that highlights interesting, relevant, and current science research. These are an opportunity to participate in lively and engaging conversations about science in a casual, welcoming and informal environment. Each Science Café features a brief presentation (usually given by a scientist) followed by discussion and questions. Science Cafés are free and open to the public. No science background is assumed or required. For more information at the Science Cafes, contact Tracy Englert, Science and Technology Librarian, at 601.266.6396 or . This event is a collaboration with NOVA, the award-winning PBS series. Major funding for “Making North America” is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.