|August 19, 2011
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ECHO’S Café Scientifique Presents
CLIMATE WHIPLASH: WHAT HAPPENS AFTER GLOBAL WARMING?
Thursday, September 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
BURLINGTON, VT. — ECHO’s adult program, Café
Scientifique offers yet another hot button topic for discussion
with Climate Whiplash: What Happens After Global Warming?
ECHO Lake Aquarium will be transformed into a salon setting with
an adult forum led by Curt Stager, Professor, Paleoecologist at
Paul Smith's College, NY, on the evening of September 8th from
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A paleoecologist is an expert in the study
of the forms of life existing in prehistoric or geologic times,
as represented by the fossils of plants, animals and other
Stager will discuss how the current actions of
human beings will potentially change the fate of planet Earth.
He will consider the state of our planet over the next 100,000
years and whether humans will continue to exist on planet Earth.
Stager is a paleoecologist, educator, and
science journalist whose research has centered on the climatic
history of Africa, Peru, and the Adirondack-Champlain region. He
has taught natural sciences at Paul Smith’s College, NY, since
1987, and is an adjunct professor at the Climate Change
Institute, University of Maine, Orono.
His latest book, "Deep Future: The Next 100,000
Years of Life on Earth" (St. Martin's) examines the shockingly
long legacy of our fossil fuel emissions and draws on Earth's
history for examples of what it means for our future.
Café Scientifique offers adults 21+ the
opportunity to talk about pressing science topics in a relaxed
atmosphere. Visitors are encouraged to listen to an expert, and
then engage in thoughtful conversation while enjoying free hors
d'oeuvres and a cash bar, sponsored by VT Sigma Xi, Scientific
Climate Whiplash: What Happens After Global
Warming? is ECHO’s 21st installment of Café Scientifique.
Topics for the forum vary from medical science discoveries, to
creationism, or the demise of the honeybee. Café Scientifique is
held on certain Thursday evenings at ECHO starting at 6:30 p.m.
with the program beginning at 7:00 p.m. and ending by 8:30 p.m.
There is a suggested donation of $5.
For more information call (toll-free)
1.877.324.6386 or visit
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the
Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Vermont’s Burlington
Waterfront. ECHO features 70 live species, more than 100
interactive experiences, changing and permanent exhibits and
seasonal events — all exploring the Ecology, Culture, History,
and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. The
2.2 acre Leahy Center environmental campus is also highlighted
by the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room, UVM’s
Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Lake Champlain Navy
Memorial, ECHO’s Eclectic Gift Shop, and ecology-themed Café
managed by Sugarsnap. Open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day. For more information visit
echovermont.org, call (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386, or write to
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake
Champlain, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401.