Second Saturday Conversation: Replication, Education, and Open Science

Dr. Jordan Wagge, Associate Professor of Psychology at Avila University, will discuss the open science framework and how it is driving better science, particularly in the field of psychology, which has been particularly impacted by the replication crisis. She will also explore the shift toward larger distributed lab networks and how students and educators can get involved in the advancement of science.

How Do I Become a Meteorologist?

Are you a junior high or high school student fascinated by weather and curious to know what it takes to become a meteorologist? Join us Friday, June 26, at 2:00 p.m. CDT, for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from FOX4 Kansas City meteorologist Alex Countee.

Livestream Lecture: Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

Can the U.S. and other coronavirus-ravaged countries take a cue from individuals in crisis, following their own 12-step path to recovery? Jared Diamond, one of America’s most celebrated scholars, says the answer is yes. In a discussion drawing from his book Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis, Diamond looks at how and why some nations through history have recuperated from trauma and others haven’t. As with people, success lies in taking responsibility for problems, seeking and accepting help, and being open to change. This livestream author event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books, the Kansas City Public Library, and the Linda Hall Library.

Livestream Lecture: Survival by Degrees – 389 Bird Species on the Brink

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.