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K-State Today

January 22, 2019

Science on Tap presents 'The Prairie Chicken Dance of Love — a Vanishing Phenomenon on Kansas Prairies'

Submitted by Michi Tobler

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, Jan. 23, at Tallgrass Tap House, 320 Poyntz Ave. Be sure to let the Tap House staff know you are there for Science on Tap.

January's Science on Tap will feature Carly Aulicky, a doctoral candidate in the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Kansas State University. Aulicky researches the lesser prairie-chicken, an iconic bird species famous for unique courtship displays and the "booming" noises made by specialized air sacs. Her work focuses on the factors determining where males decide to group together on the landscape and how this can influence conservation management for this imperiled species.

Other Science on Tap dates this semester include Feb. 20, March 20 and April 17.

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