Water: Access, Supply, and Sustainability is a three-part virtual forum that will provide a multidisciplinary approach to the exploration of water management issues, connecting complex issues of vital importance to Kansas City, the region, and, indeed, the world. The keynote speaker is leading authority and prolific author on international water issues, Sandra Postel who has been hailed for her “inspiring, innovative and practical approach” to promoting the preservation and sustainable use of freshwater.
Grab your lunch and feed your mind with a program that explores the science of everyday life! This presentation focuses on the history, beauty, and conservation of Missouri’s prairies, and on facets of a new “tallgrass prairie economy,” which uses an ancient ecosystem as a model for new, sustainable landscapes that benefit people in many ways.
Join Kansas City Zoo CEO Randy Wisthoff for a behind the scenes look at the role of zoos in scientific research and conservation efforts, as well as their response to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The monarch butterfly is one of the most iconic species in North America and a central part of efforts to protect pollinators. Angie Babbit from KU’s Monarch Watch will share strategies researchers are using to better understand monarchs’ epic migration between Mexico and Canada and how the public can participate in efforts to preserve and protect the butterfly.
Emperors of the Deep: Sharks—The Ocean’s Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians
Filmmaker and author William McKeever will discuss his latest book, Emperors of the Deep, and present a special 20-minute preview of his new documentary film of the same name.
This event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books and the Linda Hall Library.