Once every month (or so), the smart McGill University scientists host an informal “Freaky Friday” at the Redpath Museum on campus. These free, public lectures explore the myths surrounding today’s science news topics and bust them with reality and fact.
Keeping things fun and light, (well, except for this particular presentation), the lectures are typically followed by a popular film which is in some way related to the topic of the evening.
This Friday, February 22, the topic is “Spring is not what it used to be: Climate change and flowering times – Whilst there continues to be debate about the underlying causes [of climate change], plants and animals have been responding dramatically to these changes. In plants, where dispersal is limited, species have been flowering earlier, fruiting later and, unfortunately, going extinct. The lecture begins at 5pm, and will be followed by the PBS documentary film, Global Warming: The Signs and the Science. From experience, we recommend these events as being for 12 years and up.
The Redpath Museum is located at:
859 Sherbrooke Street W