October 16, 2018
Science on Tap presentation focuses on cowbirds, predators and baby birds in Kansas grasslands
Science on Tap is held in a relaxed setting and features a brief, informal presentation by a K-State scientist followed by lively conversation. The goal is to build the community's enthusiasm for science in a fun and unique way.
Science on Tap features a short introduction to the scientists' research and time to engage with fellow attendees around the research presented. The event wraps up with a conversational Q&A period. The free, interactive program begins 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Tallgrass Tap House, 320 Poyntz Ave. Be sure to let the Tap House staff know you are there for Science on Tap.
This month's featured guest will be Sarah Winnicki, graduate student in the Division of Biology. She studies how native birds behave and reproduce. Winnicki will talk about the different ways baby birds grow up and what environmental factors influence the growth and development of the baby birds in our Kansan grasslands. Tune in for a tale of parasitism, sibling competition, snakes and prairie babies.
Science on Tap is offered as part of Sunset Zoo's Behind the Science initiative, which is an effort to build our community's enthusiasm for science in a fun and unique way. The program is organized in partnership with Tallgrass Tap House, Kansas State University's Graduate School and the Center for Engagement and Community Development.
Other upcoming Science on Tap dates include Wednesday, Nov. 7, and Wednesday, Dec. 5.