Science on Tap Coeur d'Alene
is held monthly on the second Tuesday of each month (except for June, July and August) and is open to anyone interested in exploring the latest science and technology by engaging with featured scientists and researchers at the Fort Ground Grill, a local gathering place in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The public will have ample opportunities to ask questions, voice opinions and learn about new subjects in a casual and informal setting.
For more information, please contact: Laurie Hassell
at (208) 699-6240.
We hear a lot about environmental threats to Lake Coeur d'Alene - contaminants from mining operations, property development, and climate change, to name a few. The preservation of our Lake and the other natural wonders we experience every day, here in northern Idaho, depend on the expertise, land management practices, and cooperation of multiple federal, state and local agencies, tribal communities, numerous nonprofit societies and foundations, and all of our citizens.
Craig Cooper, PhD; is a limnologist, a scientist who studies fresh water lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands (I had to look it up), with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. Dr. Cooper summarized his focus for Science on Tap next week with a quote from Aldo Leopold, "We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." Please plan to join us for this important discussion about our Lake, and to learn a bit more about one of the many agencies that work to protect and preserve natural resources in Idaho.
"The Big Oligotrophic Lake Theory: Protecting Lake Coeur d'Alene from Environmental Threats"
Craig Cooper, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
Tuesday, December 10
Fort Ground Grill
705 River Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
"Everybody Doesn't Need Milk: Galactosemia and Speech Disorders"
Washington State University, Spokane
Tuesday, January 14, 5:30 p.m.
The 2013-2014 season of Science on Tap Coeur d’ Alene is sponsored by the University of Idaho-Coeur d'Alene, Idaho INBRE
, and the Fort Ground Grill
. Not only do these organizations provide financial and/or in-kind contributions to this program, I call on all of them to recommend speakers and topics for the roster. I could not pull this program together without them and I am grateful for their continued support!