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Wonderfest’s Ask a Science Envoy: Sky, Ideas, Evolution, & Ecology

Have science questions?

Wonderfest’s “Science Envoys” have answers!

Wonderfest Science Envoys are early-career researchers with special communication skills and aspirations. Following short talks on provocative modern science topics, these four Science Envoys will answer your questions with insight and enthusiasm:

  • UC Berkeley's Carina Cheng on "Observing the Night Sky" – What kinds of astronomical objects and phenomena can you observe in the night sky, and why is stargazing good for the soul?
  • UC Berkeley's Mariel Goddu on "Where Do New Ideas Come From?" – Are the precursors to deviance, innovation, and productive rule-breaking evident in children's cognitive flexibility?
  • Stanford's Ryan York on "Evolution Is All Around You" – How does the modern evidence of evolution in action have implications for how we think about evolution and natureitself?
  • Stanford's Tyler McFadden on "Plantations, Pinochet, and a Paradigm Shift" — How can we navigate ecology, history, and politics to conserve biodiversity and solve Chile's largest environmental conflict?

After their short talks, these young researchers will accept all manner of tough science questions from the audience. Come grill them!

This event is FREE. But what value does this knowledge have FOR YOU? Please contribute to Wonderfest accordingly, ... and deduct it from your taxes. Help nonprofit Wonderfest to enlarge the concept of scientific community — as through this outstanding Science Envoy Program.

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