Upcoming Webinars in Science and Discovery
Thursday, 9 May 2019 1pm–2pm ET
Dr. Jonathan Overpeck will discuss drought and water security in the West, highlighting the roles of scientists in the 21st century. Dr. Overpeck is a Samuel A. Graham Dean and William B. Stapp Collegiate Professor of Environmental Education School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan. He was elected an AGU Fellow in 2015.
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 11am–12pm ET
Sonia I. Seneviratne
Dr. Sonia I. Seneviratne will discuss climate extremes in the present and the future and how we can avoid the worst. Dr. Seneviratne is a Professor at the Institute for Atmosphere and Climate Science at ETH Zürich and was elected an AGU Fellow in 2013.
Past Webinars in Science and Discovery
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 1pm–2pm ET
Brandy Barnes will provide students and early career professionals with insights on preparing for a career in the environmental industries. This webinar is being jointly hosted by the American Geosciences Institute, AGU, the American Institute of Professional Geologists, and the Geological Society of America. Please click here if you registered for the webinar and would like to watch the recording.
Thursday, 21 June 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Ryan Haupt, Paleontologist & Research Fellow at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Pack your bags, because we’re heading to Isla Nublar to see some real life dinosaurs! At least, that’s what they’d have you believe. Join paleontologist Ryan Haupt in a ‘scientific’ breakdown of what the Jurassic Park movies get right and what they get wrong about everyone’s favorite Mesozoic marvels!
Thursday, 31 May 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Miles Traer, "Pop-Scientist at Large"
Our carbon footprint is one the most important and poorly understood numbers to clarify our contributions to climate change. If you told me that my annual carbon footprint was around 44,000 lbs of carbon dioxide, would that be good? Bad? To better understand these vital numbers and see what all goes into a carbon footprint, I calculated the carbon emissions of nine popular superheroes, each of whom reflects an aspect of our very human behaviors. We still need our heroes to help save the world, but now, by looking at their behaviors and being aware of our own behaviors, we can all be superheroes, too.
Thursday, 3 August 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Preston Jacobs, Rereading Fire, Rethinking Ice
Special guest Preston Jacobs of Rereading Ice, Rethinking Fire will explore how geology has impacted events in the Game of Thrones series.