The Science Scene

Saturday, June 18

"The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail: Discovery Day." A variety of hands-on activities and informational booths for both children and adults to learn about monarch butterflies and other pollinators. The Freedom Farmer's Market will also be in operation, featuring native plant vendors who specialize in host and nectar plants for pollinators. From 9 am to 1 pm at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

Thursday, June 23

"Southface Summer Solstice." Join the annual solstice celebration hosted by Southface, an organization devoted to sustainability and environmental education. Enjoy music, drinks and appetizers in an organic garden. At 5: 30 pm at the Southface headquarters in Midtown.

Saturday, June 25

"Wings of Life." In celebration of National Pollinator Week, Monarchs Across Georgia is offering a special screening of Disneynature's film "Wings of Life." Native Georgia milkweeds, the host plant of the monarch butterfly, will be available for purchase in the theater lobby after the showing. Reservations for tickets are required. At noon, at the Midtown Art Cinema.

Georgia Conservancy's Verde!
"Georgia Conservancy's Verde!" A cocktail party hosted by Georgia Conservancy's Generation Green will honor an emerging Atlanta environmental leader with the presentation of the 2016 Longleaf Award. From 3:30 to 6:30 pm at Ponce City Market.

Sunday, July 10

"Using DNA Barcoding to Understand Pollination Ecology." Karen Bell, a postdoctoral fellow in Emory's Department of Environmental Sciences, will explain how new DNA barcoding methods can enhance both the speed and the accuracy of pollination identification. She is using these methods to examine the diets of pollinating insects to help assess the health of pollinators under different land management strategies and investigate pollinator declines. A Science Cafe event, at 2 pm in the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Friday, July 15

"Celebrating the Anniversary of the Historic Pluto-Charon Flyby." Learn about the history of planetary discovery, especially that of Pluto, and how it led to last year's historic New Horizons' Pluto flyby. This event is a special Fernbank Science Center planetarium show, hosted by Fernbank planetary geologist Scott Harris and special guest Kelsi Singer, a planetary geologist and New Horizons team member.  At 8 pm at Fernbank Science Center.

For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Department of Pharmacology
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds