Want to expand your mind and feed your curiosity in 2014? Don’t miss NatureTalks. Presented by The Canadian Museum of Nature, it’s an exciting new opportunity to explore science and its role in our lives. NatureTalks involves monthly events during which experts will tackle the facts, fiction and future of scientific research through engaging conversations with prominent hosts.
A NatureTalks experience begins with a 20-minute onstage conversation between one of the museum’s scientists and a broadcast journalist. Together they will delve into a specific issue. After the talk, audience members will be invited to participate in discussion and programming at a wine bar in the museum.
NatureTalks kicks off at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, with De-extinction: Rethinking Forever. Museum scientist Jordan Mallon will chat with host Ivan Semeniuk, a journalist and broadcaster who covers science for The Globe and Mail.
Wednesday, February 19, the topic is Species Hybridization: Rethinking Extinction. Museum scientist Kamal Khidas will talk with host Fabienne L’Abbé in French. L’Abbé is a two-time Gémeaux Award–winning researcher.
Tuesday, March 18, the focus is Plant Intelligence: Rethinking Thinking. Museum scientist Paul Sokoloff is onstage with host Ivan Semeniuk.
Wednesday, April 16, the topic is Parasites: Rethinking Healthy. Museum scientist Judith Price will chat with Ivan Semeniuk. All the NatureTalks are from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Each session will be videoed and also available online. Reservations are by invitation and admission is free. For details, see nature.ca.