DC Science Cafe: From exotic pet trade to urban biodiversity — Oct 3rd

DC Science Cafe: From exotic pet trade to urban biodiversity — Oct 3rd

Meet the new socio-environmental scientists from the exotic pet trade to urban biodiversity! Wildlife veterinarian and research scientist Elizabeth Daut is applying this synthesis to tease out how the interplay of government policy and the importation of animals primarily for the exotic pet industry opens ecosystems, native wildlife, and people to a range of health threats. Ecologist and evolutionary biologist Chris Trisos is looking into how the growth of urbanization—cities now cover 3% of Earth’s land surface—could reduce, or perhaps increase, the diversity among plant and animal communities across the entire planet. Join Elizabeth and Chris for a discussion about how their new approach to synthesizing disparate sciences, theories, data, and tools can open the way to asking and answering complex and consequential questions about people, society and ecosystems. Read More

New Editors Group!– first meeting Wednesday, October 5th

New Editors Group!– first meeting Wednesday, October 5th

Join a new group of talented editors looking to build on these and other valuable editorial skills. Here, members will critique each other’s work (gently and constructively, of course), share tips on writing good headlines and compelling ledes, discuss diplomatic ways to manage “strong-willed” reporters, and more. Join us for our inaugural meeting from 6.30-7.30 p.m. on Wed, October 5th at the National Press Club’s Reliable Source. Read More

Tour of USGS Map Collection – October 13th

Tour of USGS Map Collection – October 13th

Calling all map enthusiasts! See some of the rare and historical maps that are part of the USGS collection during a private tour of the USGS map room and library in Reston. The tour will start with a brief history of the USGS Library and then guides will share items from the Rare Book room… Read More

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