Sept 14 ST&T: Trees Atlanta

Sept 14. Rose Circle Park. Noon. Rain Plan: Meet at Monday Night Garage (right next to park) Enjoy fresh air, new city views, fascinating Atlanta history, and every season of horticulture interest! Come walk the Atlanta BeltLine with an expertly trained Trees Atlanta Docent, Alison Mawle, and learn firsthand about Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. The walking tour will explore the Westside Trail with a strong focus on the horticultural collections and interesting facts about different segments of the Atlanta BeltLine. A walking tour of the Atlanta BeltLine is the best way to see the progress and be active at the same time! Wear: Comfortable shoes and clothing.Bring: drinking water, bug spray,… Read More

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Aug 10 ST&T. Return to Panama: A Frog’s Journey

Aug 10. Rose Circle Park. Noon. Rain Plan: Meet at Monday Night Garage (right next to park) August’s Science Tales and Trails will focus on amphibians. Amphibians have been both predators and prey since before the dinosaurs, so modern ecosystems rely heavily on their booming populations and constant insect management.  They are also important indicators of the health of their ecosystems: their permeable skin makes them particularly sensitive to changes in their environments, so they react sooner than other species to problems that threaten us all.  This makes the recent extinctions of over 200 amphibian species particularly concerning; in fact, scientists now predict we may lose nearly half of all… Read More

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July 16. Special Event ST&T: A Moonwalk to Celebrate the Moon Landing.

July 16. 845 pmBeltline at Fourth Ward Skatepark and King of Pops Window. There is street parking on North Highland Ave and a garage on Elizabeth Ave. Aim your GPS toward: 830 Willoughby Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 50 years ago man landed on the moon. Let’s take a walk on the night of the Full Moon (and 50 years from the day the Apollo mission launched toward the moon) and learn about our closest celestial neighbor. Join us for a special edition ST&T held in conjunction with our partners: the Atlanta Science Festival and their “Month of the Moon” festival. Our speaker will be: Scott Harris, Staff Planetary Geologist,… Read More

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July – Science Tails & Trails – Birding: Modern Day Dino Hunting

July 13, Noon. Rose Circle Park July’s ST&T will focus on “Birding: aka Dinosaur Hunting” hosted by Jason Ward . Jason Ward is a birder, writer, and Outreach Coordinator for the National Audubon Society. Born and raised in The Bronx, NYC, his love for wildlife began at a young age when he fell in love with dinosaurs. This infatuation provided him with an escape from childhood obstacles. Now, he gets to share his love for modern-day dinosaurs with the public, in his web series; “Birds of North America”. Jason’s mission is to change the way the public views wildlife, and to blaze a trail for future generations of children growing up… Read More

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June – Science Tails & Trails – How the Brain Works

June 8, Noon. Rose Circle Park June’s ST&T will focus on “How the Brain Works” hosted by Leah Krevitt. From federal research grants to panicked WebMD searches, we ask a lot of different questions about our brains. How do real-world observations translate into basic neurobiology research agendas–and how do those experimental insights come back to impact our lives? The answers to these questions are as diverse and convoluted as…well, as the neural circuits we’ll use to discuss them. Leah Krevitt is a wayward neurobiologist who has bet the lives of numerous worms, rats, and mice on the idea that well-designed behavioral experiments can change the world. No matter the model,… Read More

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May – Science Tails & Trails

May 11, Noon. Rose Circle Park This month’s ST&T will feature Dr. Anthony (Tony) Martin. Dr. Martin is geologist and paleontologist at Emory University, where he teaches classes in geology, paleontology, and environmental sciences. He is especially interested in traces, such as tracks, burrows, and nests, which he will teach us to recognize as we walk along the trail. He will also likely talk about the dinosaurs we’ll see along the way, which some people still insist on calling “birds.”

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