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February 2021

Science Speaks Series: Supporting Youth in Challenging Times

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join Peter Mayfield, executive director of the Gateway Mountain Center, and Dana Adams, senior psychologist of Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, for a discussion about supporting youth during a pandemic. How are youth handling the COVID lockdown and distance-learning? How can we help support youth resiliency? Learn about current trauma treatment, research, and practice. Use the following Zoom link to access the webinar: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/98953328907

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March 2021

Science Speaks Series: Where There’s Smoke, There are Conspiracy Theorists

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

We’ll explore why people come to believe conspiracy theories about anthropogenic climate change, how these theories spread, and what we can do to stop them. Presenters: Hannah Tierney, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis; Mark Colyvan, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney; and Tim Smartt, Lecturer in Philosophy and Research Associate in the Institute for Ethics and Society at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Use the following Zoom link to access the webinar:…

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Winter Science Speaks Series – Calculating the Costs of Climate Change

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

What are the costs if climate change increases the risk of extinction of plants and animals? What about costs from impacts to agricultural production and the risk to the global food supply? These are some of the important costs involved in estimating the costs of climate change damages, a value known as the social cost of carbon. Frances C. Moore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California Davis. Moore’s research…

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April 2021

Science Speaks Series: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Americans have always entertained conspiracy theories; they are as much a part of the American way as baseball and apple pie. That Americans believe such theories now is not unusual. What is different today is that people in power routinely and indiscriminately spread these theories, with a specific and very ambitious goal – the goal of destroying our faith in government, science, and any kind of community spirit. They encourage people to reject fact-based evidence in favor of partisan advantage.…

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