Southern Utah

Science Café and Podcast

Welcome to the Southern Utah Science Café!

Welcome! You can find information on the Cafés and Podcasts below, with links to the
audio recordings of podcasts where available.
Please join our mailing list, and let us know if you would like to participate in upcoming cafés
or podcasts, or would like to host a café!

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LIVE EVENT!!

 

 

Endemic species of Southern Utah

SCIENTISTS:

Erin O’Brien, PhD
Plant Ecology, DSU Department of Biological Sciences

Sarah Siefken
Biologist, Utah Division of Wildlife Services

Kevin Wheeler
Native Aquatics Biologist, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

INFO:

An open discussion on endemic species to Southern Utah, and how they survive in the harsh desert climate and surrounded by a rapidly growing population.

DATE: Tuesday, March 8, 2022

TIME: 6-8pm

LOCATION: Zion Brewery Station II
142 N Main St, St. George, UT 84770

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LIVE EVENT!!

 

 

Science of FIRE!

SCIENTISTS:

Greg Melton, PhD
DSU Department of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences

Mike Schijf
Biologist, Washington County Habitat Conservation Plan

Jason Whipple
Director, Washington County Emergency Services

INFO:

An open discussion on fire, including the impacts of wildfires on the land and its inhabitants.

DATE: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

TIME: 5-7pm

LOCATION: Zion Brewery Station II
142 N Main St, St. George, UT 84770

PODCAST LINK - PART 1

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PODCAST

 

 

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve - Part 1

SCIENTISTS:

Jerry Harris, PhD
DSU Department of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences

Lura Snow
Washington County Habitat Conservation Plan

 

INFO:

A discussion about the geological aspects of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in southwestern Utah, and the critical habitat for our desert tortoise!

Use the link below to access the Podcast.

PODCAST LINK

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PODCAST

All about the Bees - Utah's favorite insect

SCIENTIST:

Joan Meiners, PhD
Ecologist and Environmental Data Journalist

 

INFO:

Bees are seen everywhere, pollinating flowers and decorating state flags. Explore the fascinating science of bees that make them even more attractive!

Use the link below to access the Podcast.

PODCAST LINK

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PODCAST

What's up with Lizards?

SCIENTIST:

Geoff Smith, PhD
DSU Biological Sciences Department

 

INFO:

Teaming up with Science Moab!!

Use the link below to access the Podcast.

PODCAST LINK

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CAFÉ – LIVE

Geology of Southwestern Utah

INFO:

DATE: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

TIME: 4-6pm

LOCATION: Zion Brewery Station II

CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

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CAFÉ – LIVE

Biomechanics - Modeling and simulation, research, and clinical advances

SCIENTISTS:

Travis Ficklin, PhD
DSU Health and Human Performance

Brant Ross, PhD, PE
MotionPort

 

INFO:

DATE: Thursday, December 6, 2019

 

TIME: 4-6pm

 

LOCATION: Affogato West, St. George, UT

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Overview

The Southern Utah Science Café provides a venue for public conversations and discussions about scientific topics that impact our daily lives. As the region continues to grow, the transfer of scientifically backed information to the community along with opportunities to explore those issues more in-depth will be critical to an informed and sustainable community. Each event will have a theme associated with a scientific topic, along with an expert or panel of experts to engage the community in discussions. This is an informal venue meant to encourage open discussions, collaborations, and partnerships.

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Goals

The primary goal of the Southern Utah Science Café is to create a stronger connection with the scientific and larger communities in the region to allow open, transparent, and non-partisan discussions of scientific topics, leading to improved scientific literacy in our diverse and rapidly growing community.

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Contact

Science Café

Email: sciencecafe@utahtech.edu