Natural History Pubs

Natural History Pub Series

Bring your curiosity and appetite for food and drink to our Natural History Pub programs held at McMenamins Old St. Francis School in downtown Bend. Enjoy hearing about topics such as animal behavior, range restoration or geologic activity from the scientists involved in these projects. The series runs from September to May. Seating is limited and an RSVP is required. Registration for each Natural History Pub opens one month prior to the event.

Tuesday, March 13

Tales from The Nature Conservancy

Matt Miller, director of science communications for The Nature Conservancy and editor of the popular Cool Green Science blog, has worked for The Nature Conservancy for 14 years. Join us to hear some exciting tales from the field.

Tuesday, April 10

Beaver-Based Restoration: Communities Partnering with Rodents to Rehabilitate Our Watersheds

High Desert riparian ecosystems face threats from a wide range of pressures. How are ecologists mimicking beaver dams to restore healthy stream habitats? Jon Dr. Chris Jordon, ecologist with NOAA-Fisheries; Dr. Matt Orr, assistant professor of biology at Oregon State University; and Dr. Nick Weber, fisheries biologist with Eco Logical Research, Inc. for an insightful discussion of beaver ecology and riparian restoration.

Tuesday, May 8

Climate Science, Impacts and Policy

Climate Change is one of the most important challenges humanity has ever faced. But together, we can be part of the solution. Catherine Macdonald, director of policy and external affairs for the Oregon chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and Dr. Ryan Huago, forest ecologist for TNC, will discuss the latest in climate science, impacts and policy.

7:00 pm, doors open at 5:30 pm

Food and beverage sales in Father Luke’s Room help support this popular lecture series. Seating is limited and RSVP is required.

Free, but RSVP required as seating is limited

At McMenamins Old St. Francis School

700 NW Bond St., Bend

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