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Enviromental Science Guest Lecture Series Presents

Wednesday November 18, 2015 at 12:10 pm in Hill Theater

Craig Packer is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. He first went to East Africa in 1972 as a field assistant to Jane Goodall and returned to Gombe in 1974-75 to conduct his PhD research on olive baboons. After a brief study of Japanese macaques in Hakusan National Park, he returned to Tanzania in 1978 to head the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Lion Projects. His book, Into Africa, won the John Burroughs Medal in 1995, and he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. Over the past 10 years, he has served as an official member of the Tanzanian Delegation to CITES and founded an NGO to measure the effectiveness of Foreign Aid projects in rural Africa. Dr. Packer has published over 150 scientific papers, and his new book, Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes and Men with Guns, was published in September 2015.



2 New Events Coming!!!!!!!!

Environmental Science Guest Lecture Series Speaker!

Dr. Eric Singsaas, PhD. is coming to RCTC on Tuesday April 7th at Noon in Hill Theatre!

The Fifth Annual Environmental Science Program Guest Lecture Series Presents Dr. Eric Singsaas who will discuss his research on bio-based sources of chemical, materials and fuels developed at the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology, an institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied isoprene production and heat tolerance in oak and kudzu leaves. His research encompasses photosynthesis, heat stress, global change effects on plants and ecosystems as well as applications of plant biochemistry to develop new generations of bio-based products technologies and has founded two startup companies to commercialize these new processes. Dr. Singsaas will contrast renewable bio-product development with today's non-renewable products and what technology platforms he thinks will underlie the development of this new economy.


Physics Demo Show 2015- Saturday, March 7th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 p.m. in the RCTC Hill Theatre-Tickets are $7.00 at the door-RCTC Students free with ID.

The Show is about an hour and a half long and please be aware that for small children it does contain loud noises.

Physics Demo Show 2013-Saturday February 9th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and Sunday February 10 one show at 2:00 p.m.. The shows last about an hour and a half and it is $6.00 oer ticket, with one dollar off if you donate a non-perishable food item to Channel One. Tickets will be sold at the door.

This year's show is titled "Sounds of Science' and has many musical elements. There will be some old favorites as well as some new demos. Come if you can!

Please see attached flyer for information


Environmental Science Event- November 10, 2011

Please see attached flyer for information.

Updated 2-6-13

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