posted by Shabnam Wasim, Public Engagement Officer, University of Dundee
Dundee Arts Café: Solving Environmental Issues Together with Prof Mel Woods, University of Dundee
Venue/Address The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum, Albert Square, Dundee DD1 1DA
Date and time Tuesday 12 November 2019, 6pm
Due to the popularity of recent events Dundee Arts Café is now a ticketed event. Please book your free tickets in advance – https://uod.ac.uk/ArtsCafe1
We are currently facing a grave climate emergency. Unless we take urgent action, the increase in global temperature threatens human society and all life on our planet. It’s a daunting thought, but what can we do about it?
There are many projects where people across the world come together to monitor how our planet is changing and to test solutions. These projects are also known as ‘Citizen Science’, and can be a very helpful way to collect data and solve environmental issues together.
Join us for this discussion with Prof Mel Woods from the University of Dundee, as she discusses what makes an effective Citizen Science project and how we can all help the environment by getting more involved.
Everyone is welcome. Doors open at 5pm. Please book your free tickets in advance.
Cafe Science Dundee: What’s Happening to our Rainforests? with Dr Mark Cutler, University of Dundee
Venue/Address Medina Bar and Grill, 113 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DH
Date and time Monday 25 November 2019, 7pm
The world’s tropical forests are under increasing pressure, with the fires burning in the Amazon being the latest tragic example. This destruction and degradation of forests has continued for decades, with over half of all tropical forests now having been logged at least once. Those that remain face threats posed by a changing climate and conversion to agricultural plantations.
But how do we know what is actually happening in our rainforests? Using satellites in space and new sensors on the ground we can now see the changes and responses of these fragile ecosystems better than ever before.
Join Dr Mark Cutler (University of Dundee) to explore what we can and cannot see from these new technologies and what this means for the long-term exploitation and conservation of tropical forests across the world.
Join us at Café Science Dundee at our new venue Medina Bar & Grill at 113 Nethergate on Monday 25 November 2019, at 7pm. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Admission price Free, Non-bookable