The Science Scene

Tuesday, July 26
Over the Rainbow

"Over the Rainbow: Exploring South America's Lost Worlds." Bruce Means recaps his 30 years of exploring the table-top mountains of Arthur Connan Doyle's Lost World, on foot and by helicopter. This group of isolated, ancient mesas are in deep jungle where northern tributaries of the Amazon join with headwaters of the Orinoco. The summits are inhabited by plants and animals found no where else. Part of the free Alston Lecture Series, at 7 pm in Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Sunday, August 14

"Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership: A Model for Urban Pollinator Conservation." Global pollinator populations are in decline for a variety of reasons. The Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership (GAPP) was started in 2009 to address the rapid loss of habitat and increase in pesticide use here caused by the housing boom. Goals of the GAPP are to encourage restoration and development of pollinator habitat at a scale that is ecologically significant. Learn more in a talk by Dennis Krusac, pollinator conservation coordinator for the USDA Forest Service in Atlanta. A Science Cafe event, at 2 pm in the Atlanta Botanical Garden's Mershon Hall.

Sunday to Wednesday, August 21 to August 24

"Public Health Informatics Conference." Experts from throughout the world will discuss the science of public health informatics, evolving public health systems and public health's role in our nation's expanding health information technology structure. The four-day event is organized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Registration is required.

Sunday, August 28
Atlanta's Amphibians

"Atlanta's Amphibians." Join a free workshop for identifying our urban frogs and salamanders. The workshop will be run by the Atlanta Botanical Garden's Amphibian Conservation Program, which has initiated a Metro Atlanta Amphibian Monitoring Program, which enables citizens to participate in gathering data to assess the health of urban amphibian communities. At 4:30 pm at Kavarna Coffee House.

For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Department of Pharmacology
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds