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Science Under the Stars: What it means to be a scientist
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 08:00pm - 08:45pm

Caitlin Friesen (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Graduate Program)

"What it means to be a scientist"

Science informs the way we live. The food we eat, the medication we need, and the electricity we use everyday are all products of scientific discoveries. However, the process of science remains a mystery to many. This talk explores a number of ways that science can be misunderstood, and will answer the questions: What does it really mean to be a scientist? Why are there so many conflicting reports about science? and Should we trust scientists? Come to Science Under the Stars this September to learn how you can change the way you think about science!

Science Under the Stars is a free, monthly public outreach lecture series founded and organized by graduate students in the Department of Integrative Biology at The University of Texas at Austin. Events are held outdoors at Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703. In the case of inclement weather, lectures are held indoors.

Here’s the schedule for this month’s event:

  • 7:00 pm: Food and displays of local animals and plants found at Brackenridge Field Laboratory will be available.
  • 7:15 pm-7:45 pm: Guided tour of the field lab (wear sturdy shoes and bring water)!
  • 7:30 pm: Kid’s activities start! Meet with our children’s division for fun activities designed for all ages.
  • 8:00 pm: Settle in, because the talk begins now!

Location: Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703