Future Events

Due to the spread of COVID-19, we will not be holding Cafe Sci until it is safe for us to be together again. Watch this space to learn about our next event. Please do your best to stay safe!

Healthcare: Single payer, public option, or Medicare for all?

Please join us on March 2, 2020 at 7PM at Santa Fe Basque for a discussion of modern health care models.

Dr. Douglas will be speaking about the economic models of healthcare around the world, how they work, how well they work for the people in those countries, and the many models currently being considered by the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates.  So, if you want to make sure you know the pros and cons of “Medicare for all”, “single payer”, and “the public option” before voting on Super Tuesday, join us at Cafe Scientifique.

Who: Dr. Charles Douglas is a Health Economist and Chair of Social and Economic Science at California Health Sciences University.

When: Monday, March 2 2020 at 7PM

Where: Santa Fe Basque, 3110 N. Maroa Ave, Fresno, CA 93704unnamed

Acoustic Monitoring to Assess Biodiversity

Please join us on February 3, 2020 at 7PM at the Santa Fe Basque restaurant for a discussion of modern science and what sound recordings can teach us about biodiversity in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Acoustic Monitoring is a new tool in the toolbox of ecologists that allows us to measure biodiversity.  Scientists use specialized equipment to continuously record soundscapes in our National Parks. This biological monitoring not only allows the public to hear the sound of Sequoia and King Canyon, but it also provides opportunities to extend biological surveys to places and intervals when it is inconvenient or impossible for observers to be present.  This tool showed its full potential when the local team of ecologists used it to determine the effect of the Rough wildfire in 2015, which reached Sequoia National Park, on the park’s biodiversity and to monitor the park’s recovery.

Erik Meyer is an Ecologist for Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Parks.  He uses a new tool called ‘acoustic monitoring’ to assess biodiversity in our National Parks, and uses this tool to assess the effects of wildfires.

Who: Erik Meyer, Ecologist for Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Parks

When: Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7PM

Where: Santa Fe Basque, 3110 N. Maroa Ave, Fresno, CA 93704

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