At the next “Science Night Live” science café in Lodi, we’re sailing with a Sac State professor to Antarctica to drill into coral secrets!
“Antarctic Corals: Can They Reveal Oceanic Secrets from the Past?”
Science Night Live with the WOW
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
World of Wonders Science Museum
2 North Sacramento Street, Lodi
Free to attend
Wine/beer cash bar and food truck on site
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This month’s guest is Dr. Amy Wagner, who is an Assistant Professor of Geology at Sacramento State University. Dr. Wagner studies the “stable isotope geochemistry” of the skeletal material of reef-forming corals, which can reveal oceanographic and climate information from prehistoric ages, and offer valuable comparisons with ocean and climate conditions we experience today. She received her PhD in Oceanography from Texas A&M University (the other Aggies…).
Dr. Wagner has traveled the world as part of her research, from North Carolina to the Federated States of Micronesia. Earlier this year in 2015, she was part of a research cruise to the waters of Antarctica to study the local corals. Now back at Sac State and recently minted as an Assistant Professor, she’ll answer our questions about her amazing oceanic voyage, and about the planetary secrets locked within corals!
- Listen to an interview with Professor Wagner on Capital Public Radio “Insight” with Beth Ruyak: http://www.capradio.org/51458
As always, expect this to be an interactive evening with hands-on games explaining science concepts—so you’ll be sure to have your hands full between the beer, tacos, and science. So grab a friend after work, and drink up some science with us at the WOW Science Museum!
Debuting in Fall 2014, Science Night Live is the latest “science pub talk” series joining the Sacramento evening entertainment scene. They’re held on the first Wednesday of each month, hosted by Nick Gray of the World of Wonders Science Museum. Browse our photo gallery and coverage of the inaugural SNL evening, and learn more about science cafés in our region at www.capscicomm.org/local-science-cafes.
Contact the museum for directions and more information, at (209) 368-0969, or firstname.lastname@example.org.