Science Café at Gillespie Museum Thursday, Sept. 15

On Thursday, Sept. 15, from 7-8:30 p.m. the Gillespie Museum opens its Science Café series with a discussion led by professor Gregor Falk, Institute of Geography, University of Education, Freiburg, Germany. Professor Falk will address  the “Vulnerability of Coastal Regions in South Asia.”

His research interests focus on the social and ecological dimensions that land use and land cover change.   Field activities and projects led him into the slums of Dhaka, the remaining mangrove forests fringing the South Asian coasts as well as to the world of fire and ice in Iceland. As a teacher trainer and professor at Freiburg University of Education he is furthermore involved in several research activities related to education and learning. His publication record covers textbooks for schools and universities, travel guides and research related essays:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gregor_Falk

In most recent years he worked in the regional context of Bangladesh. Find material, downloads and further information at http://www.bangladesh-geography.info/

This event is free and open to all.  Cultural credit will be available for Stetson undergraduates.

An international movement, science cafés promote scientific literacy by encouraging relaxed, open conversations among scientists and nonscientists of all ages. Join us for coffee, chocolate, and a global perspective on climate change. The museum’s address is 234 E. Michigan Ave.  For more information:  gillespiemuseum@stetson.edu; 386-822-7330.