Brain Food for the Curious at State Museum

state museum from plazaSometimes it's a good idea to get away from your office, or wherever you work, during lunch if you can. And sometimes it helps to have an actual reason to do so.

So, if you're around downtown Albany, you might be interested in this upcoming series at the State Museum: "Brain Food for the Curious" is a series of short lunchtime talks by State Museum scientists. Topics range from how birds in the state are responding to climate change, to household archaeology, to slavery in the Hudson Valley, to sabertooth cats.

Each talk is in the museums Huxley Theater. They start at 12:10 pm and last 20 minutes, followed by a Q&A. So, you can probably duck out right after the talk portion if you need to get back. And they're free.

A condensed schedule is after the jump.

There are more details on the State Museum site -- see the link above.

November 10: Reconstructing Ancient Marine Environments - State Paleontologist Dr. Lisa Amati

November 24: Recent Range Shifts of New York Birds: Response to Climate Change? - Curator of Birds Dr. Jeremy Kirchman

December 8: The New York Paleoindian Database Project: Paleoindian Occupations in Central New York - Curator of Archaeology Dr. Jonathan Lothrop

December 22: Household Archaeology in Eastern New York - State Archaeologist Christina Rieth

January 19: Slavery in the Hudson River Valley - Curator of Historical Archaeology Michael Lucas

February 2: Got Time For A Cold One? - The Ice Age of New York State - State Museum scientist Andrew Kozlowski

February 16: Development and Ecology in Saber-toothed Cats - Curator of Pleistocene Vertebrate Paleontology Robert Feranec

March 8: The Evolution of the Earth's Materials - Curator of Geology Marian Lupulescu



Dang, I really need my job to be downtown!! So many exciting opportunities being cultivated by various stakeholders over the past few years that I just can't enjoy from the State Campus uptown :(

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