Rewatch Your Favorite Presentations
So many authors, researchers, artists, and newsmakers have shared time with our community to broaden our knowledge and offer new perspectives. In case you missed them or would like to rewatch and share these programs, we've created this space to enjoy them again. The most recent program can be found here. Older programs can be found on our YouTube page. Enjoy!
J.R. Harris | Way Out There
It all began in 1966 when, as a young New Yorker, he impulsively drives his VW Beetle across the country to the very end of the northernmost road in Alaska, searching for an answer to a simple question: What is it like to be way out there? His book 'Way Out There' is an account of his exploits while backpacking in some of the most rugged and remote places on earth. After more than a half-century of wilderness travel, he has plenty of tales to tell. J.R.'s stories are, at times, informative, humorous, tragic, unusual, and uplifting. He is an audaciously inquisitive guy who revels in exploring not just the edges of the world, but also the edges of his comfort zone.
J.R. joined us on July 30 to share what he's learned from his treks to some of the planet's most remote locations.
Lila Westreich | Mason Bees
Of the hundreds of native Northwest bee species, mason bees are some of the hardest working, sting-free pollinators we can bring into our backyards. Even though they do not produce honey, mason bees are more efficient as pollinators when compared to domestic honey bees. Lila Westreich, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington, will share research that explores foraging trends of native bees in urban environments through genetic analysis.
Lila joined us July 16 for Science, Nature, and a Biscuit. Please enjoy Lila's presentation!