Science Café - Darwin’s Sexy Orchids

News item published on: 2012-09-12 15:02:03

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries Science Café will be held Monday, September 24, 2012, 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Cook Library Art Gallery (LIB 105A), located next to Starbucks.

Orchids have multiplied and diversified and become the biggest flowering plant family on Earth because each orchid species has made itself irresistible. This Science Café will focus on a case study of Charles Darwin and his fascination with orchids. The discussion will be led by Harvey Brenneise, Associate Dean for Research Services in the University Libraries.

A Science Café’s casual meeting place, plain language, and inclusive conversation create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for people whose primary background may not be science. Each meeting is organized around an interesting scientific topic, with a presenter (usually a scientist) giving a brief overview and showing a short video to kick off the discussion. Science Cafés are free and open to the public. For more information please contact Tracy Englert (601.266.6396) or .

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