Secrets of the Natural World
|11 June 2015
|18:00 - 20:00
|What is it:
|Book online at mcrmuseum.eventbrite.com or phone 0161 275 2648
|Who is it for:
|Adults, General public
Thurs 11 Jun, 6-8pm.
Curiosity drives scientists and a desire to understand complexity in the natural world. Join us for an evening of science conversation with scientists from The University of Manchester, Richard Bardgett, Reinmar Hager, Jon Pitman and Giles Johnson. Each scientist will be on hand to share their passion for their research, with lightening talks and hands-on demonstrations of their work in understanding complex natural systems, both aboveground and belowground.
“A Journey into the Underworld” will illustrate research around soil ecosystems and carbon cycling, using exhibits of soil profiles and their vast biological diversity.
“Mother Knows Best” will illustrate work around the genetics of social behaviour in animals using live invertebrates and choice chambers along with animated videos.
“A Clean Sweep” will examine the adaptations of plants to natural radiation and their use in bioremediation. Here visitors will be able to investigate bioremediation of natural radiation using Geiger counters in simulated scenarios.
The “The Light Fantastic” will explore how plants respond to their environment, including changing climate, by extracting chlorophylls, measuring chlorophyll absorption spectra and photo.
This event is supported by the Natural Environment Research Council as part of their Summer of Science.
Price: Book online at mcrmuseum.eventbrite.com or phone 0161 275 2648
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