The environment that we live in affects our health and well-being. For those that live in poverty, an unhealthy environment can contribute to being trapped in a cycle of poverty. For example: bad air quality is correlated with increased sickness; being out sick leads to poor performance in work or school; poor performance leads to…

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Aug 10. Rose Circle Park. Noon. Rain Plan: Meet at Monday Night Garage (right next to park) August’s Science Tales and Trails will focus on amphibians. Amphibians have been both predators and prey since before the dinosaurs, so modern ecosystems rely heavily on their booming populations and constant insect management.  They are also important indicators…

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June 8, Noon. Rose Circle Park June’s ST&T will focus on “How the Brain Works” hosted by Leah Krevitt. From federal research grants to panicked WebMD searches, we ask a lot of different questions about our brains. How do real-world observations translate into basic neurobiology research agendas–and how do those experimental insights come back to…

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May 11, Noon. Rose Circle Park This month’s ST&T will feature Dr. Anthony (Tony) Martin. Dr. Martin is geologist and paleontologist at Emory University, where he teaches classes in geology, paleontology, and environmental sciences. He is especially interested in traces, such as tracks, burrows, and nests, which he will teach us to recognize as we…

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