Upcoming Webinars in Science and Discovery

The Carbon Footprint of Superheroes: What Caped Crusaders Teach Us about Ourselves

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.

Dissecting Jurassic Park's Dinos

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!

Past Webinars in Science and Discovery

Geology and Game of Thrones, Part 2

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.

Geology and Game of Thrones, Part 1

Thursday, 27 July 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Miles Traer

Special guest Miles Traer will discuss his "A Geologic Map of Game of Thrones" and talk about how pop culture can be an effective vehicle to communicate your science.