It’s official! Science on Tap-Minocqua is back after our long COVID-induced hiatus. While we still aren’t able to get everyone together for a cozy science cafe in a shared communal space (we’ll be back someday, Minocqua Brewing Company!) we can at least get cool research on your radar and let you ask experts questions about their work from the comfort of your own home.
Join us next Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30 pm, as we explore the world of wild rice with Peter David from the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. Peter joined GLIFWC three decades ago as a wildlife biologist and quickly developed an interest in manoomin (wild rice). Encouraged and guided by the tribal elders and ricers who shared their Traditional Ecological Knowledge with him, he quickly became devoted to this cultural and ecological treasure. His relationship with manoomin continues to expand, as a harvester, finisher, researcher, steward and consumer.
We will do our best to keep the spirit of Science on Tap alive as we have the audience join this conservation about everything from protecting this threatened resource to making delicious recipes!
There are two ways to join:
- For the full virtual experience, join us on our regular SOT Zoom channel.
- If you’d like to avoid downloading and figuring out Zoom, you can stream the talk live on YouTube (but won’t be able to ask questions).
And, as we while away our time on screens during this seemingly endless pandemic, don’t forget that we have all sorts of cool Science on Tap talks – from the science of dog behavior, to the search for life on other planets, to the future of Wisconsin’s lakes – available on our YouTube channel.
See you next Wednesday!
Featured image by Vickie Kettlewell for MPR News