As humans sitting at the top of the food chain, we take a lot for granted. Memphis sits on top of one of the largest natural sources of clean water, but will it be there forever? Is it really as clean as we think it is? Come find out from an expert at University of Memphis.
Then, stick around to hear about some animals that are endangered, or previously were! Come hear from an expert from theMemphis Zoo to learn more!
Doors will be open at 6:30pm. We will have food, drinks and chatting with our new friends until 7:00pm, when the action begins!
Doors will be open at 6:30pm. Enjoy a bounty of food and drinks (both with and without alcohol) offered by the Tamp and Tap while chatting with new friends.
Following a brief introduction to taste of science and thanks to our sponsors, we will hear from our speakers with plenty of time between for questions and refills.
Our drinking water: Is it safe?
Dr Brian Waldron
The Mid-South region relies on groundwater for drinking water. Unseen being nearly 400 ft beneath our feet, it may seem like an endless supply. We turn on the faucet and clean water pours out. But the supply is finite. And the quality? It truly is great, yet there are some concerns. What does our aquifer look like? How old is our water? Will we have to revert to using the Mississippi River? Can I really make a difference in the sustainability of our groundwater? Come see and hear!
Sex, Science, and Species Survival: How Modern Zoos Help Save the Planet
Dr Kimberly Terrell
Director of Research and Conservation, Memphis Zoo
The relationship between zoos and wildlife has changed dramatically in the last century. Historically focused on profit and entertainment, zoos are now leading the charge to protect rare animals at home and abroad. Dr. Kimberly Terrell will reveal how your admission ticket to the Memphis Zoo helps save wildlife throughout the world, from Tennessee to China. Her talk will explore the science of saving species and will highlight bizarre and fascinating phenomena of the animal kingdom.