Lectures

SCIENCE TALKS-A LECTURE SERIES

Featuring Scientists from The Nature Conservancy

Join us for a series of Thursday evening lectures focusing on the challenges and solutions facing the Great Lakes region, from restoring degraded habitat to using technology in new ways to benefit conservation, Nature Conservancy scientists will cast a new light on topics that affect all of us who live in this unique ecosystem around the Great Lakes.

Each lecture features a 6:30pm “Meet the scientists” with cash bar followed by a 7pm lecture and questions in the auditorium at the Institute of Science.

Wet & Wild
Restoring Native Fish Habitat
Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014
Aquatic Ecologist Matt Herbert will talk about techniques and strategies used to reduce the impacts from aquatic invasive species and improve habitat for native fish to bolster their populations.

Get With The Program
How Technology is Advancing Conservation
Thurs., Feb. 20, 2014
Director of Science Dr. Scott Sowa will share the latest, state-of-the-art innovations in technology and computer modeling that are bringing efficiency and precision to conservation planning and outcomes.

Is More Better?
Striking a Balance Between Farming & Freshwater
Thurs., Mar. 20, 2014
Hear Saginaw Bay Project Director Mary Fales explain how science and academia are working with farmers to protect our freshwater resources as agricultural production increases and intensifies.

Extreme Makeover: Nature Edition!
Techniques for Protecting Rare Species & Habitats
Thurs., Apr. 24, 2014
Learn how Restoration Director Chris May is implementing the latest ecological techniques to restore, protect and preserve rare species and habitats in the Great Lakes region.

Series tickets:
$40 for Cranbrook Institute of Science and The Nature Conservancy Members
$50 non-members

Individual lecture tickets:
$10 members for Cranbrook Institute of Science and The Nature Conservancy Members
$12 non-members