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August 19, 2011

Contact: Linda Bowden
lbowden@echovermont.org
802.864.1848 ext. 117

Downloadable photos available at
www.echovermont.org/visitors/photos.html

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 organisms.

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 Research Society.

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 www.echovermont.org.
 

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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. 

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