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Science on Tap: Bees, Brews, and Brotherly Love: the Avant-Garde Ecology of Philadelphia
Start Date: 5/13/2019Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 5/13/2019End Time: 7:00 PM
Event Description

Science on Tap is a monthly gathering in Philadelphia that features public discussion on engaging science topics.

Like a scofflaw brewer shirking the Reinheitsgebot, cities break the rules of ecology. Time bends, categories blur, and the boundary between the human and the natural–an enduring phantom of industrial hubris–dissolves entirely. Here in Philly, we live in one of the world’s greatest urban-ecological experiments, an unfolding frontier of high aspiration and frequent catastrophe. As an entomologist, a wannabe-botanist, and a Philadelphia native, I explore this frontier through the lens of foraging bees, the plants they visit, and the people who have learned to see them.

About the Speaker:

Doug grew up in Philadelphia, did a Ph.D. in entomology at Ohio State University, and is currently a post-doc at Penn State University and a research associate at the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University. His work has focused on pollinator foraging ecology and toxicology, with an emphasis on urban landscapes. He lives with his wife, daughters, and grandfather in Roxborough.

National Mechanics
22 S 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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