Art historian Linda Seidel, Ph.D., will discuss late medieval and renaissance artists’ attention to the natural world and their exploration of its “secrets” and effects at an Art Meets Science Café to be held at the MDI Biological Laboratory’s Kinne Library at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2016.
“Earth’s Mass Extinctions, Past and Present” will be the subject of an MDI Science Café talk by Mike Coffin, a professor and marine geophysicist at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania.
The relationship between sight and subject will be the topic of a talk entitled “Bearing Witness” by Mount Desert Island painter Ben Lincoln at an Art Meets Science Café to be held at the MDI Biological Laboratory’s Kinne Library at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 18, 2016.
Children of all ages and their families will have an opportunity to experience science in a way that stimulates children’s interest and encourages parental involvement in science education at the MDI Biological Laboratory’s annual Family Science Night on Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Dr. Michael Rivkin, a pediatrician and a child neurologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, will discuss the risk factors for stroke in children at the next MDI Science Café, to be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 11, at the Kinne Library at the MDI Biological Laboratory. His presentation is entitled “Stroke Occurs in Children, Too: An Under-Recognized and Important Pediatric Disorder.”
Jacquelyn Gill, Ph.D., a paleoecologist and biogeographer, will discuss creative strategies to protect species in a warming world at the next MDI Science Café, to be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016, at the Kinne Library at the MDI Biological Laboratory. Her presentation is entitled “Should We Clone the Woolly Mammoth to Protect the Tundra from Climate Change?”
Researchers at the Community Environmental Health Laboratory (CEHL) at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor are seeking the help of citizen scientists from around the state in gathering data about eelgrass and eelgrass disappearance. Such data is vital to improving knowledge about Maine’s eelgrass, focusing efforts to restore eelgrass and improving public awareness about eelgrass and its critical role in coasta…
The MDI Biological Laboratory will offer three lectures for the public on the science of aging as part of its new signature course on aging. The presenters, all leaders in the field of aging research, will address tantalizing questions such as why do we age, what mechanisms regulate aging on a cellular level and can youthfulness be extended through genetic manipulation?
Scientists have long known that many diseases have a strong genetic component, but they are only recently paying more attention to the role played by the relationship between genetics and the environment. The study of how genetic function is influenced by manmade environmental stress at a population level is the subject of an MDI Biological Laboratory course entitled “Environmental Genomics.”