- December 8, 2016: [Monthly Lecture] Climate Change Models Using Ocean Species with Andrew Whitehead associate professor UC Davis Department of Environmental Toxicology, is a comparative genome biologist and molecular ecotoxicologist. Oceans are warming, becoming more acidic, and are being depleted of oxygen. How aquatic life reacts to these changes can help us understand more about this monumental issue. Learn how genetic differences facilitate how resilient some organisms are to environmental stress and what we can learn from it. No-host happy hour at 5:30 and public presentation at 6 p.m. at the UC Davis Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, NV. Register for this lecture here.
- December 23, 2016 - January 3, 2016: [Holiday] The Tahoe Science Center will be closed for winter break and repairs
- January 11, 2011 [special announcement]: Applications due for the 2017 Youth Science Institute program are now being accepted through 7. Contact Teagan Dolan (775-881-7560 ext. 7483) for more information.Flyer.
- February 2, 2017: [Monthly Lecture] Aggravated Divisions: Political Polarization and Policymaking after the 2016 Election with Dr. Christopher Hare from the UC Davis Department of Political Science. What has 2016 taught us about polarization in American politics? Just how divided are we, and what are the nature of those divides? Political science research indicates that a diverse set of conflicts—differences in issue attitudes, policy priorities, race and ethnicity, core values and beliefs, and culture/lifestyle—continue to overlap on one another. This has produced polarized voting patterns, partisan behaviors, and increasing distrust and dislike of those in rival ideological and partisan camps. No-host happy hour at 5:30 and public presentation at 6 p.m. at the UC Davis Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, NV.
- February 9, 2017: [Monthly Lecture] Climate change and lake temperature in the Sierra Nevada: There's no business like snow business, with Dr. Steve Sadro from the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at UC Davis. Water temperature regulates a broad range of fundamental ecosystem processes in lakes. While climate can be an important factor controlling lake temperatures, in many lakes, water temperatures are responding differently than air temperatures. Through multiple decades of climate and water temperature data from a high-elevation catchment in the southern Sierra Nevada we are able to illustrate the magnitude of warming taking place and demonstrate the role of winter snow-pack in regulating lake temperatures. No-host happy hour at 5:30 and public presentation at 6 p.m. at the UC Davis Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, NV.
- April 6, 2017: [Monthly Lecture] Recovering the Endangered Mountain Yellow-legged Frog in the Sierra Nevada, with Dr. Roland Knapp, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory University of California, Santa Barbara. Imagine a world with no frogs. No longer would you hear frog melodies in the evening, algae would flourish, and entire ecosystems could change dramatically. This is a possibility in the Sierra Nevada because 90 percent of the Mountain yellow-legged frogs have been disappearing due to an amphibian pathogen and loss of habitat from fish introductions in our lakes. An ambitious and promising effort is underway to recover these frogs, and this approach may be applied to conserving other threatened amphibians globally. No-host happy hour at 5:30 and public presentation at 6 p.m. at the UC Davis Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, NV.
Note: All events are held at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences building in Incline Village unless otherwise indicated.
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