Events

Upcoming Events
 

Sexy Science
6:30 pm 
Thursday, Feb. 11

What Can the Burgess Shale Still Tell Us About Early Animal Evolution?
Jean-Bernard Caron, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
3:00 pm Thursday, February 11
The Commons

Science on Tap with Jennifer Raff
7:30 pm
Tuesday Feb. 16
Free State Brewing Co.

Science on Tap: How Wildlife Protect our Favorite Foods
7:30 pm
Tuesday, March 22
Free State Brewing Co.

Science on Tap with Alison Alcott Marshall
7:30 pm 
Tuesday, April 19

Free State Brewing Co.

Day of Creativity 
1 - 4 pm
Sunday,  April 24

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What Can the Burgess Shale Still Tell Us About Early Animal Evolution?
Jean-Bernard Caron, Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
3:00pm Thursday, February 11
The Commons

Dr. Caron’s research focuses on the fossilization and ecology of animals that lived during the Cambrian “explosion” of diversity around 540 to 485 million years ago. He leads regular fieldwork activities during the summers to recover fossils of these animals from the Burgess Shale in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia. Dr. Caron has won many awards for his research and outreach activities on the Burgess Shale, including the Pikaia Award for outstanding contributions to Canadian research from the Palaeontology Division of the Geological Association of Canada. Several of his studies, including announcements of the discoveries of new organisms, such as the oldest known fish outside of China, were published in top journals such as Science and Nature. Dr. Caron is dedicated to public outreach as well as to research; he was interviewed by Sir David Attenborough in the Emmy-winning series “First Life,” and also appeared numerous radio interviews and in BBC and Discovery Channel documentaries on Cambrian fossils. Dr. Caron is also overseeing the development of the ROM’s permanent Gallery of the Dawn of Life.

Day of Creativity
Sunday, April 24 1 - 4 pm
A joint event with the Spencer Museum of Art 


This second-annual community program includes performances, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Explore creative processes in different disciplines and awaken your creative side!

Sexy Science
Thursday, Feb. 11 6:30 pm

An event by and for KU students

Join us for an evening dedicated to the suggestive side of natural history. Featuring games, activities, chocolate and coffee, this event is for KU students age 18 and older and is co-sponsored by the KU Peer Health Educator Group.