February 10 / VA Chapter: Restoration of the American chestnut: A marriage of breeding and biotechnology / Washington County Public Library, Abingdon, VA / Dr. Jared Westbrook, Director of Science at TACF, will present a public talk to discuss how recent progress in genome sequencing technology is being used to accelerate restoration of this iconic tree. / 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.
What makes a talk about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) even more entertaining?
Why, beer of course!
Join our monthly STEM Tavern that features a fascinating science presentation plus good beer. For each beer sold at STEM Tavern, Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers will make a donation to the Science Museum of Western Virginia! A food truck will also be on hand.
If you are interested in more information about the STEM Tavern programming, you can contact Sarah Van Zele at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.342.5718.
Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers (523 Shenandoah Ave.).
The Roanoke Valley Bird Club meets each second Monday at 7:00 P.M., September through May, at the Grandin Court Baptist Church at 2660 Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke, Virginia. Speakers talk about everything from hummingbirds and songbirds to eagles and owls, with video presentations and occasional live bird exhibits. Guests are always welcome.
Meetings also cover field sightings of birds in the Roanoke area. After the meeting we gather for refreshments.
For those who are participating in FeederWatch 2016-2017 and those who are just interested in improving their bird identification skills, here is a set of videos on the 4 basic keys to bird identification from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Bird Academy.