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Science on Tap with MPM

October 22, 2020

We’re exploring the space where science and culture intersect, and we’re doing it over drinks – from home!
Grab a brew (or root-brew!) and meet us online. This virtual lecture series features some of the best minds in science. From the sensation of being hugged by an octopus to quantum mechanics, Science on Tap looks to answer questions you never knew you had!

Details: “Tapestry Thinking: Weaving the Threads of Rainforests and Humans” – Nalini M. Nadkarni, Professor of Biology, University of Utah

Nalini Nadkarni will discuss how her experiences as a rainforest scientist precipitated her explorations into diverse ways of engaging humans with the natural world. She describes her use of mountain-climbing techniques, construction cranes, and hot air balloons to ascend to the treetops in tropical and temperate rainforests to discover the importance of canopy-dwelling plants in ecosystem processes, and the fragility of the rainforest tapestry. Nalini also highlights her approaches to help narrow the increasing distance between humans and nature. This interweaving of plants, animals, and people can help to create a stronger tapestry of conservation and engagement with nature!


October 22, 2020


Milwaukee Public Museum
800 W Wells St
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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