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Have fun, meet others, and explore the issues of our time through our science and cultural programming. Our After Hours events give you access to scientists, filmmakers, authors, and innovators seeking to better understand the natural world and our place in it.

All events are free and wheelchair accessible.


American Indian ledger art

Objects of Wonder - The Face of Battle without the Rules of War

Tuesday, December 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Red Horse, a Minneconjou Sioux warrior who fought at the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn, created drawings vividly portraying the unrestrained brutality of the battle and its aftermath. Join Jake Homiak, cultural anthropologist and director of the National Anthropological Archives, and Scott Sagan, professor of political science at Stanford University, for a discussion on the importance of collecting these drawings and how they help us gain insight into the past. Register.

Jesse Ausubel

The Future of Agriculture: Rebounding Nature

Wednesday, December 6, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Innovations in technology now enable farmers to grow more food on less land. At the same time, the world now produces a huge surplus of calories and protein. Could this surplus be harnessed to return land to nature? Join environmental scientist Jesse Ausubel for a look into the future as he explores how precision agriculture and better sources of food and fuel can benefit the natural world. Ausubel is the Director and Senior Research Associate of the Program for the Human Environment at Rockefeller University. Register.

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