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'Ask a Scientist' talks to resume

RELEASED: Oct. 6, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and community members once again will share their expertise with the public through a series of free events called "Ask a Scientist" at the Acoustic Café in downtown Eau Claire.

"Ask a Scientist" debuted in March 2007 and proved to be a popular monthly event. Geared toward the educated layperson and featuring 30-minute presentations on a variety of scientific topics, the talks typically will be held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. A 30-minute discussion period will follow each presentation. The fall schedule is as follows:

  • Oct. 27: Heather Mishefske, a certified pet dog trainer and owner of emBARK, a multifaceted dog facility offering dog day care, training classes, grooming, canine massage, workshops and unique canine centered events, will present "Teaching ESL to your Dog."
  • Nov. 24: Dr. J. Brian Mahoney, professor of geology, will present "The Future of Fossil Fuels."

No presentations will be held in December. A special "Ask a Scientist for Kids," hosted by the Children's Museum of Eau Claire on Jan. 23, 2010, will feature hands-on demonstrations and participation for children 5-10. "Ask a Scientist" talks will resume at the Acoustic Café in February and continue through April.

For more information, contact Dr. Paul Thomas, professor of physics and astronomy, at 715-836-3615 or thomaspj@uwec.edu.

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