On the first frigid Wednesday night of February, 2013, Science on Tap-Minocqua held its first event at the Minocqua Brewing Company in northern Wisconsin. On February 3rd, we’ll mark the 3-year anniversary with a talk by Trina McMahon on the “Microbes All Around Us.”
We’re celebrating the anniversary with a new series of short-format “highlight” videos. If you can’t make it to Minocqua or tune in online, and if you don’t have time to watch a full-length recap, we’ve got you covered! Our new 5 to 10 minute videos will highlight the primary points of each talk. It’s not the same as being there, but it is a great way to get up-to-speed on a whole lot of amazing science going on in Wisconsin!
You can find the videos on the Trout Lake Station YouTube channel. Our first is a recap of Jonathan Patz’s talk from last October. Patz, who shared the Nobel Prize as a co-author of the IPCC reports and is currently director of the Global Health Initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, spoke about how the world’s response to climate change may prove to be the biggest public health “win” of this generation (video below). Stay tuned for Stan Temple’s talk on why using cutting-edge science to resurrect extinct species may not be a great idea and Patricia McConnell on the science of dog behavior!