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Hot Science Cool Talks: From Silent Spring to Silent Night [not a cfi event]

Date:
March 8
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Burdine Hall (BUR)
2505 University Ave
Austin, TX 78712 US

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Organized by:
Center for Inquiry – Austin

Description:

You can register at ESI web page 3 weeks prior to talk: http://www.esi.utexas.edu/talk/silent-spring-ii/

From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men

62 years after the publication of Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book, “Silent Spring”, we still face major impacts on our environment and our health from pesticides. Join us as one of the nation’s leading experts on the effects of agricultural chemicals on hormones, Dr. Tyrone Hayes, shares his research and unique experience as an investigative scientist.

About our presenter
Dr. Tyrone Hayes’s work is transforming biology one battle at a time. From a very early age, he knew that he was interested in biology, amphibians in particular. Always fascinated by frogs and toads, this fascination turned into a reality and a career. Dr. Hayes’s work paves the way for an integrative approach to understanding how an organism reacts to changes in its environment. Beyond his integrative work in conservation, he has won numerous teaching awards, conservation awards, and recognition as a leader in the scientific community.