Science on Tap: At Home Edition

Join Sunset Zoo, Kansas State University and the Tallgrass Tap House for a fun and engaging interaction with practicing scientists.  The At Home Edition is delivered through Zoom, so you can participate from the comfort of your own home.  To get the full experience, visit the Tallgrass Tap House online to order a crowler and some food for carryout before you connect.  


Registration for Science on Tap: At Home Edition is required to receive the Zoom link to the event.  Don't forget to register for each event, as the Zoom link is different for each one.  More information about each session is posted below, along with registration links.

Wednesday, November 11
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Featured Topic: How Citizen Science is Helping the Amphibian Crisis
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This Science on Tap is part of Science Communication Week hosted by the Kansas Science Communication Initiative.

Nicole Wade is the Programs and Education Animals Manager at Sunset Zoo. At Sunset Zoo she teaches science communication to K-state undergraduates, graduate students and faculty through Sunset Zoo’s Science Communication Fellowship Program. She is also the head of the amphibian conservation program and leads all the Citizen Science initiatives at Sunset Zoo. As an undergrad at Texas A&M University, her research won several poster competition awards – including an award for acknowledging her poster presentation as accessible to general public audiences. She continues to make science accessible to general audiences through all the work she does at Sunset Zoo.

Wade will give an overview of the leading nationwide amphibian data collection program, FrogWatch, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) flagship Citizen Science program. Wade will discuss her role in the program and the data collected locally, nationally and internationally over the last 10 years. With nearly 2/3 of all known amphibian species having declining populations and 41% are either threatened or endangered, FrogWatch is a program everyone can participate in to help collect the data needed to learn more about amphibian decline and help us stop it. Data collected through this program has even helped identify and describe a new species of leopard frog on the East Coast. Come learn more about this program, and learn how you can participate.

Wednesday, December 16
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Featured Topic: COVID-19 Part 2
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