A new season of The Petri Dish launches this fall at Camp Bar in downtown St. Paul. Join us for lively, informal, curiosity-driven conversations about the future of food and water, and an exploration of the causes underlying the misalignment between public perceptions about scientific facts.
The world population could reach close to 10 billion in just over 30 years. That’s a lot of mouths to feed. How we do it has broad social and policy implications. Our panelists will discuss what it will take to feed the world without harming the environment as demand continues its upward trajectory.
Guest moderator: Jessica Hellmann
Nothing is more synonymous with Minnesota than water. Our lakes and rivers are integral to our identity as a state -- and they are under threat. Our panelists explore possible solutions to pervasive problems from nitrogen runoff from agricultural land to the invasive species.
Guest moderator: Valery Forbes
From evolution to climate change, there are growing concerns about the mismatch between public discourse and scientific consensus. Our panelists explore what’s behind this mismatch and how we might establish a shared understanding of what we know and how we know it.
Location: Camp Bar in downtown St. Paul Doors open at 6 p.m. Program starts at 7 p.m A Black Sheep Pizza buffet available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Get tickets at z.umn.edu/petridish2017