What is Open Mic Science?
"Open Mic Science" invites the community to an evening at The Treehouse Café on Bainbridge Island to explore ideas in all aspects of science and technology in an informal, social setting. Talks are held the first Monday of every month at 8 PM. Enjoy pizza and beer, and stay abreast of current knowledge. Open Mic Science, A Bainbridge Science Café, is based on the principles of Cafe Scientifique and is committed to the public understanding of science.
Intellectual curiosity required.
No specific science knowledge needed.
All talks are Free
When: 8pm on the first Monday of the month
Where: The Treehouse Cafe
4569 Lynwood Center Road NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Latest News (3/23/2015)
NEXT PRESENTATION – Monday, April 6, 2015, 8:00 pm
The April presentation is titled “Ad Astera per Aspera: David Lack, the Galapagos, and the Birth of Evolutionary Ecology” and will be presented by Dr. Ted R. Anderson, Emeritus Professor of Biology at McKendree University. Professor Anderson is the author of Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow: From Genes to Populations. He is retired and lives with his wife, Carol, in Kingston, Washington. More recently, he authored a book titled “The Life of David Lack: Father of Evolutionary Ecology.”
Abstract: David Lack---most people who have taken a biology course in the past 60 years know his work, but few remember his name. Lack was a Devonshire school master in 1938 when he led an expedition to the Galapagos Islands to study a group of birds subsequently known as Darwin’s finches. This talk focuses on the many difficulties that Lack encountered on the expedition, and more importantly, his difficulties in interpreting his findings. These difficulties however, ultimately culminated in the publication of his classic book, Darwin’s Finches, published in 1947 by Cambridge University Press. This work and another paper published that same year mark the beginning of a new sub-discipline in ecology, evolutionary ecology.