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The Big Asheville Science Salon Has Found a New Home at The Mule!

What’s The Science Salon?

Welcome to the tremendous, amazing, Big Asheville Science Salon!

Our mission: Cultivate curiosity and build community by sharing the coolest, grooviest, and fascinating-ist scientific discoveries. And have a beer (or wine or soda).

How it do:       Each month, a bona fide expert takes us on a thrill ride of science awesomeness (i.e., talk about their research and probably show pretty pictures). Afterwards, a lively Q&A segues into general mingling and chatting about why science is so cool.

When:             First Wednesday of each month.

                        Doors: 6:00pm; Presentation: 7:00pm; Socializing: 8:00pm

Where:            The Mule (at Devil’s Foot Beverage)

131 Sweeten Creek Rd., Asheville, NC 28803

No cover charge – just bring your brain!

 

And for this one…?

Eavesdropping on Monkey Matters with Dr. James Fuller*.

Listen closely – it’s everywhere. The low hum of insects, the marimba-like peeping of treefrogs, the nightbird’s lonely croon, and whatever that noise is that squirrels make when they’re annoyed. But what are animal sounds really about, and how can we make sense of their communication systems? According to our next salon speaker, the first thing to do is … listen.

At the April salon, tune in to what animals have to say with evolutionary biologist and behavioral ecologist, Dr. James Fuller. James will share his research on blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis) and efforts to decipher their vocal communication.

For nearly three decades, Dr. Fuller has researched the social and communication systems of African primates, including field studies in Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda. He is a member of the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology, an adjunct professor at Columbia University and also Mars Hill University, and is convinced that questions are vastly more interesting than answers.

Doors open at 6:00. Have a drink with old friends, meet new ones, and get ready for some serious science in a seriously un-serious setting.

Presentation begins at 7:00 PM. Stick around for a lively Q&A session and discussion.

 * yes, that James Fuller. But it’s not favoritism because … well, it’s just not.