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?”
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?
Bill Gawley, the program manager of Acadia National Park’s Air and Water Resources Program, will discuss air quality at the park at a MDI Science Café to be held on Wednesday, May 4 at McKay’s Public House, 231 Main St., Bar Harbor, at 5:30 p.m. The talk, entitled “What’s in the Air?: Air Quality Monitoring at Acadia National Park,” will address the park’s air pollution monitoring program and the effects of pollutants on park resources.
Steven Sader, Ph.D., a professor of forest resources and director of the Maine Image Analysis Laboratory at the University of Maine, will talk on “Mapping and Monitoring 40+ Years of Forest Change in Maine’s North Woods,” at a MDI Science Café to be held at McKay’s Public House, 231 Main St., Bar Harbor, at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.
John G.T. Anderson, Ph.D., professor of ecology and natural history at the College of the Atlantic, will address the effect of bald eagle restoration on seabirds at an MDI Science Café.
Habib Dagher, Ph.D., will discuss the latest, Maine-made designs for generating wind power at an MDI Science Café at the Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor at 5 pm on Monday, June 23.