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The List: Week of April 7

Flatirons 2Check out this week’s List for the best environmental- and science-focused sessions from CU Boulder’s Conference on World Affairs, plus other local events to help you reassess your environmental lifestyle impacts. Kids are invited to the monthly CU Wizards science show, and if you are getting your garden ready, Alison Peck’s do-it-yourself irrigation tutorial might be just the ticket.

 

CU Wizards Present Science for Kids

What? The CU Wizards are presenting their monthly show this coming Saturday, bringing the “magic” of science to kids in a way that is fun and educational. This week’s show is called the “Chemistry of Energy” and Steve George, one of CU’s engineering and biochemistry professors, will give an interactive presentation of how chemistry and energy intertwine and why kids should care.

Where? Room 140, Cristol Chemistry, CU Boulder

When? Saturday, April 14, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Cost? Free

Learn More: Event Details

 

Irrigation for Your Backyard

What? Drip irrigation is a great way to conserve water while still providing consistent moisture for your yard or garden. Don’t be daunted by this project – Boulder sustainable landscape expert Alison Peck will teach you simple techniques to execute your own drip irrigation system. Conserving water also saves money on water bills and a system for plant watering will ensure your garden is healthy, fast-growing and productive.

Where? Harlequin Gardens, 4795 North 26th Street, Boulder

When? Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m.

Cost? $15

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Adopt Your Own Energy Policy to Save Money & Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

What? This is an introduction seminar on where to start to save money on your utility bills and start reducing your energy use and environmental impact. Whether you are looking to acquire energy-saving appliances, increase your property value or just learn more about what options might be best for you and your family, this presentation is sure to provide answers about how to go green.

Where? Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), 1981 Blake Street, Denver

When? Thursday, April 11, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost? Free

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Top 5 Science & Environmental Sessions from the Conference on World Affairs

Losing Faith in Science

Where? UMC East Ballroom, CU Boulder

When? Monday, April 8, 2013, 9:00-10:20 a.m.

Cost? Free

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Climate Change: Get Used to It

Where? Room 140, Cristol Chemistry, CU Boulder

When? Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 3:30-4:50 p.m.

Cost? Free

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Investing in a Sustainable Future

Where? UMC 235, CU Boulder

When? Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 3:00-4:20 p.m.

Cost? Free

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The Power of the Energy Industry

Where? Wolf Law Wittemyer Courtroom, CU Boulder

When? Thursday, April 11, 2013, 9:00-10:20 a.m.

Cost? Free

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Economic Growth Versus the Environment

Where? UMC East Ballroom, CU Boulder

When? Friday, April 12, 2013, 1:00-2:20 p.m.

Cost? Free

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The List: Week of Feb. 18

(Photo/The Boulder Stand)

(Photo/The Boulder Stand)

It’s Free Week at The Boulder Stand – everything in our lineup of environmental events is totally FREE. Take a look at a documentary, head down to Denver to visit the botanical garden or participate in an academic discussion. Topics like wetland preservation and how cities adapt to environmental challenges might inspire you!

 

 

Free Day: Denver Botanic Gardens

What? It’s normally $12.50 for non-members to visit the Denver Botanic Gardens, so if you’re on a budget it pays to plan your visit ahead. This Monday is a Free Day at the Gardens – take a stroll around the grounds, visit the tiny succulent greenhouse or hide in one of the shrub-forts outside. This is a great spot for kids or a daytime coffee date!

Where? Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver

When? Monday, Feb. 18, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cost? Free.

Learn More: Event Details.

 

Changes in Environment: How Cities & Science Respond

What? Scott Frickel from Washington State University assists in understanding the relationship between organic and social interactions, using examples from cities like Portland, Ore. and New Orleans and how they have addressed environmental issues like toxic waste and wetland rehabilitation.

Where? Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) Room 115A, CU Boulder

When? Monday, Feb. 18, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Cost? Free.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Why We Care

What? This discussion about why obtaining accurate greenhouse gas emission information is critical to understanding the uncertainty ratios with gathered data will be presented by Greg Frost from NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, and Claire Granier, of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. There is also remote webinar access for anyone out of town or unable to travel to the NOAA location.

Where? Room 2A305, DSRC (NOAA Building), 325 Broadway, Boulder

When? Thursday, Feb. 20, 3:30 p.m.

Cost? Free

Learn More: Event Details.

 

Free Day: Denver Zoo

What? Join over 10,000 people who attend the zoo’s Free Days each year. Check out Denver’s 80-acre zoo inside City Park – whether you like furry, red pandas or scaly reptiles like the zoo’s cantil vipers, there’s something here that will bring out your inner child’s awe.

Where? 2300 Steele Street, Denver

When? Thursday, Feb. 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost? Free

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Environmental Film: “American Meat”

What? Take a look at the current status of the U.S. meat industry – this documentary film claims to be “solution-oriented,” something many films forget in the wake of sensationalism. It takes perspectives of farmers and farm workers who discarded the slaughterhouse conveyor belts in favor of free-range farms. Can a new vision for farming alter the American meat industry? Audience members are invited to participate in a discussion following the film. In addition, the first 100 attendees will receive a free Chipotle burrito.

Where? Eaton Humanities Room 1B50, CU Boulder

When? Thursday, Feb. 21, doors open at 6:00 p.m., film begins at 6:30 p.m.

Cost? Free

Learn More: Event Details.

 

 

Analysis: But Where Has All The Science Gone?

(Photo/Leia Larsen)

What happens when we stop thinking and trust our guts? Just what one would expect: we are wrong.

Charles Trowbridge offers an interesting analysis on politics, science and environmental awareness — or the lack thereof — on the Rhizome blog.

Read it here. 

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