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KU Natural History Museum’s Science on Tap | Free State Brewing Co.

Free State Brewing Company 636 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas

Construction of the South Lawrence Trafficway significantly affected the Baker Wetlands, but a mitigation plan developed by Roger and Jon Boyd, in partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation and contractor Emory Sapp and Sons, has expanded the wildlife habitat from 573 to 927 acres....

KU Natural History Museum’s Science with Richard Yi | Free State Brewing Co.

Free State Brewing Company 636 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas

Why is addiction characterized by seemingly “irrational” choices and behavior? Are these choices and behavior actually irrational? For this Science on Tap event, Dr. Richard Yi, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, will explore the factors...

KU Natural History Museum’s Science on Tap | Free State Brewing Co.

Free State Brewing Company 636 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas

During this Science on Tap, Museum Director Dr. Leonard Krishtalka will discuss "Keeping the devils out: Grotesques of the KU Natural History Museum." In 1903, twelve limestone grotesques were placed on pedestals along the roof line of Dyche Hall. They overlooked the KU campus until...

KU Natural History Museum’s Science on Tap: Birds, Bones, Beetles & Bunker

Free State Brewing Company 636 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas

At this KU Natural History Museum Science on Tap event author Chuck Warner will talk about his new book, "Birds, Bones, and Beetles: The Improbable Career and Remarkable Legacy of University of Kansas Naturalist Charles D. Bunker." In addition to discovering the famous Tylosaurus mosasaur...

KU Natural History Museum Science on Tap: Woody Plants

Free State Brewing Company 636 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas

Join this Science on Tap event from the KU Natural History Museum titled "Little Known Stories about the Woody Plants around Us." Since the 1860s, nearly 2,200 species of flowering plants, cone-bearing plants and ferns have been documented in the wild in Kansas. Woody plants—trees,...

KU Natural History Museum’s Science on Tap: The Kansas Watershed

Free State Brewing Company 636 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas

Dawn Buehler of Friends of the Kaw will serve as guest speaker for September's Science on Tap, speaking about The Kansas Watershed: Flow, Flooding, & Management. A watershed is much more than a drainage area in and around our communities. It provides drinking water for...

KU Natural History Museum’s Science on Tap: Applications in GIS

Free State Brewing Company 636 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas

During this Science on Tap organized by the KU Natural History Museum, KU Geography Ph.D. student James Coll will discuss the importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and how drones are poised to revolutionize the GIS field and how we view the world. Unmanned Aerial...

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KU Natural History Museum’s Science on Tap: Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills

Free State Brewing Company 636 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas

Though not well known today, Native American petroglyphs carved on sandstone outcrops exist throughout the Smoky Hills of central Kansas. These carvings provide intriguing, but seldom studied, evidence of early people and the landscape. At this Science on Tap, join the KU Natural History Museum...

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KU Natural History Museum: Science On Tap – The Fungi That Love Fire

Free State Brewing Company 636 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas

Dr. Benjamin Sikes of the KU Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the KU Biological Survey will present about "The Fungi That Love Fire" at the February Science On Tap at Free State Brewing Company. Fire is a common management tool that is often...

Science On Tap: Resource Production from the Bottom Up

Free State Brewing Company 636 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas

In the last 20 years, environmental engineers have pushed the boundary of wastewater treatment beyond public health protection. Today, treatment plants are referred to as “Water and Resource Recovery Facilities.”  The N-E-W purpose of wastewater treatment is to recover Nutrients - Energy - Water, increasingly...

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