Science On Tap Special Edition with Leonard 'Kris' Krishtalka

Science On Tap Special Edition with Leonard 'Kris' Krishtalka

Tackling the Life of the Planet
Wednesday, December 9
Online via Zoom - Free - Registration required

Join us for a very special virtual Science On Tap on Dec. 9, featuring Leonard ‘Kris’ Krishtalka, the Director of the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum. Professor Krishtalka, who is retiring at the end of December after 25 years of service, will speak on: Tackling the Life of the Planet: Where we’ve come from, where we’re going.

More on this talk:
We have recently entered a new geologic epoch called the Anthropocene, the epoch of humans, in which we are the most powerful force in shaping the Earth––more creative and more destructive than any natural force in altering our air, water and land, and the animals, plants and microbes that inhabit them. How far have we gotten in understanding the natural systems of the planet? How can they form a peaceable kingdom with human systems? And what if the next revolution in biology changes everything?

Free State Brewery Bonus:
We’re proud to continue our 11-year Science On Tap partnership with Free State Brewing Company. Order carryout/curbside food or beverage from Free State Brewery between 4-6pm on Dec. 9 and mention ‘Science On Tap” for a chance to win one of four KU Natural History Museum t-shirts!

This virtual Science On Tap will be held via Zoom. This is a free event. Registration is required. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Anne Tangeman by December 1 at