Science Sparks: Science Series for Adults

Upcoming Virtual Presentations


Arctic Caribou

Two Weeks in the Arctic with a Long Bow with Mark Kadnuck
Tuesday, December 8th at 2:00pm

EUREKA! Volunteer Mark Kadnuck will take us on a trip to the Arctic in search of caribou and more!

Email info@eurekasciencemuseum.org for link.


Check out recordings of our past Science Sparks presentations!


Grand Canyon Ecology with Lisa Kearsley

Grand Canyon's extremes in elevation and temperature provide for a rich diversity in plants and animals and fascinating adaptations to Grand Canyon's challenging environment. We will explore these biotic communities as well as learn how some plants and animals have formed symbiotic relationships enabling them to thrive in this amazing place. Presenter is: Lisa Kearsley, MA, Grand Canyon Conservancy Instructor.


After the Asteroid with Ian Miller, PhD and Tyler Lyson, PhD of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Sixty-six million years ago a 6-mile-wide asteroid slammed into Earth and caused the extinction of more than 75% of life on Earth, including the dinosaurs. How and when life rebounded in the aftermath of the extinction has been shrouded in mystery due to a poor fossil record. An extraordinary new discovery east of Colorado Springs preserves a remarkably complete fossil record with entire fossil mammals, turtles, crocodiles, and plants that paints a vivid picture of how life rebounded after Earth’s darkest hour.


The God of Prime Numbers: Mathematical Poetry in History and Practice with Dr. Dan May, Associate Prof. of Mathematics, Black Hills State Univ.

Links for more info:

https://poetrywithmathematics.blogspot.com/

Email Dr. May: daniel.may@bhsu.edu


Fire Ecology in the 21st Century with Claudette Moore

Links for more info and interactive data:

Wildland Urban Interface interactive map

Climate Change on the Western Slope


Fossil Fish of the Green River Formation with Mel Bersch


Behind the Scenes with a Principal Engineer at the University of Washington's Applied Physics Lab, Eric McRae

Links for more info and interactive data:

oceanobservatories.org

interactiveoceans.washington.edu/about/regional-cabled-array/

youtube.com/c/APLUW/videos


From Exploding Zoospores to Flesh-Eating Fungi, Life as a Jill of All Trades Researcher in Grand Junction with Margot Becktell, PhD.


Life of a Trilobite Through Extinction and Beyond with Bambi Harmon


Community Alliance for Education and Hunger Relief Program with Amanda McQuade


Unmapped Caves of Mexico with Mike Davlantes


Climbing Mt. Whitney with Allan Conrad


Natural Wonders of South Africa with Claudette Moore


Mt. St. Helens 40th Anniversary with Randy Spydell