Minnesota Local Section

October 10th: Climate Change, Why Don't Facts Seem to Matter?

Speaker: Patrick Hamilton, Director, Global Change Initiatives, Science Learning Division, Science Museum of Minnesota

Location: St. Olaf College - From I-35, take I-35 to Hwy. 19 East (exit 69, Northfield exit); travel east on Hwy. 19 for approx. 6 miles into the Northfield city limits; the main entrance to the college will be on the left, enter campus here. Map

Time: 6:00 - 6:30 Valhalla (dining) Room (Buntrock Commons 211) - Social time
6:30 - 7:30 Valhalla (dining) Room (Buntrock Commons 211) - Dinner
7:30 - 9:00 Viking Theater (Buntrock Commons 12) - Talk 

Cost: $20 for members / $5 for students or children

Menu: House salad; choice of 2 entrees - grilled lemon herb chicken and balsamic grilled tempeh; sides - white truffle steamed green beans and creamy wild rice casserole; drinks - water, iced tea, lemonade, coffee; dessert

Meal Ticket: If you are coming to the dinner, go to the "Web Store" link to purchase meal reservations through PayPal (there is no need to RSVP to the talk if you purchase a meal reservation. If you have dietary needs or any other issues/concerns, please contact Nick Schlotter (nschlotter@hamline.edu). 

RSVP: Please let us know if you are coming to the meeting. If you are coming to the dinner, please purchase a meal ticket. If you are coming to the talk, please go to the "RSVP" link to RSVP with your first and last name. 

Deadline: Oct. 3rd, 2017

Abstract: The scientific understanding of the human influence on the climate system has never been more essential to our wellbeing but often faces indifference and even antipathy. Why does climate science often meet resistance and what might we do in response?

Speaker Bio: As Director of Global Change Initiatives at the Science Museum of Minnesota, Patrick Hamilton develops projects that investigate the challenges and opportunities of humanity as the dominant agent of global change. In addition to his responsibilities at the Museum, Patrick also is a Board Member of District Energy St. Paul, a Principal Investigator with the University of Minnesota's Urban Heat Island Network, and a Fellow of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment. Away from the Museum, Patrick and his wife J. like to kayak and grow organic, blue-ribbon-winning plums, peaches and pears in Saint Paul.

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