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CANCELLED | Probable/Possible: Bio-inspired futures rooted in the right now


Humans impact the planet at every scale from the composition of microbes in our soil to the function (or dysfunction) of entire ecosystems. Some suggest the current geological era should be called the Anthropocene in recognition of the outsized role we play in shaping the world around us. Our ability to understand how things work and, potentially, how to make them work for us to address pressing issues has never been greater. Given the rapid pace of discovery, what would it look like if we could time travel into the not-too-distant future.

We ask a handful of researchers investigating various aspects of life to give a 10-minute talk about the probable challenges we face and the possible developments that could shape the future in profound ways. Join us this Earth Day for a thought-provoking conversation about the future.




Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55113


Presented by the College of Biological Sciences in collaboration with the Bell Museum.