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February 2020

Women on the Nile in the “Golden Age” of Travel

February 6, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

People have been traveling to Egypt for millennia, but the "Golden Age" of tourism for Westerners began in the mid-19th century. Because many of the travelers were men, we focus much more on them than on women who took holidays on the Nile. Their experience was different than that of their male counterparts.

In this talk, Kathleen Sheppard will focus on many of these women and their experiences traveling to Egypt. When should they go? Who should they travel with? What could they do and see? What could they expect to find? And the evergreen question: What should they pack?

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Science Forum 2020: Sports Concussions

February 25, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Concussions affect athletes of all ages and occur in a wide range of sports from soccer and football to bicycling and basketball. With the popularity of sports at an all-time high, recent scientific research has focused on identifying concussions, creating return-to-play protocols, and inventing hi-tech equipment to prevent brain injuries.

In this presentation, moderator Steve Kraske will lead a discussion and audience Q&A session with a panel of experts on a variety of concussion-related topics. This is a must-attend event for parents, young athletes, coaches, trainers, and school administrators.

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April 2020

Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

April 16, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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A recent report found that two-thirds of North American bird species are at risk from climate change range shifts and other threats. The good news is that the science also shows that, if we take action now, we can help improve the changes for the majority of species at risk. Join Dr. Brooke Bateman, Senior Scientist at the Audubon Society, to learn about the science behind the findings and the impact on birds in our Kansas City community.

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