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May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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One event on September 19, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on October 17, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on June 20, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on August 15, 2019 at 7:00pm

Free with Garden Admission

Science Café


May 16
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free with Garden Admission
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Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

The Science Café series returns to Mershon Hall. This series features expert speakers and discussions on exciting conservation topics every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Enjoy refreshing drinks during Cocktails in the Garden (or Fest-of-Ale during October) every Thursday!

Free with Garden Admission | Meet in Mershon Hall 

October 17: Alien Invaders of the Georgia Coast

Speaker: Anthony Martin, Professor of Pedagogy, Department of Environmental Sciences, Emory University

Anthony (Tony) Martin is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory University, where he has taught classes in geology, paleontology, and environmental sciences. He has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Georgia with a research specialty is ichnology, the study of modern and ancient traces from animal behavior. He has published more than 150 research articles and abstracts on a variety of modern and fossil traces. He is the author of eight books, including Life Traces of the Georgia Coast, Dinosaurs Without Bones, and The Evolution Underground, and his upcoming book is Tracking the Golden Isles with University of Georgia Press, available in spring 2020. In 2015, in recognition of his accomplishments in scientific exploration and public outreach, Martin was elected as a Fellow in The Explorers Club and a Fellow in the Geological Society of America.

Description: Invasive species of animals – from ambrosia beetles to feral horses – have caused major changes to ecosystems of the Georgia barrier islands and otherwise affected native species of plants and animals there. But what are some of their visible impacts, and what can we do to about these species? Find out with this lively, on-the-ground look at the traces of these animals, their histories, and behaviors.


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