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Science Café

December 5, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Wind down from the workday by learning something new over drinks! Join Overton Park Conservancy at the Golf Clubhouse for a happy hour with guest speakers who will share unique perspectives from their corners of the scientific world. All are welcome; no previous scientific knowledge required

Science Café is scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month.

Dr. Leigh Boardman | Biological Sciences, University of Memphis | Evolutionary and physiological ecology of insects

Cold! Snow! Where do insects go?

Insects are exothermic (cold blooded), so when winter rolls round, they need to have a strategy to deal with this. This Science Café will present several different approaches that insects use: from avoiding winter all together, to embracing the cold and surviving freezing! We will also address how climate change is altering our winters, and what this means for our Mid-South insect populations.

Leigh Boardman studies how insects respond to environmental stress, with applications for understanding invasive species, and developing chemical-free pest management strategies. She has conducted research on four continents, and her lab is now focusing on insects relevant to Tennessee.


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Please pay what you can for this program. Your contribution helps cover the costs associated with this offering. Recommended donation: $5 per adult; $2 per student


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December 5, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Overton Park Conservancy
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Abe Goodman Golf Clubhouse
2080 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
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