Jazzin’ at the Shedd hits a high note with a new opportunity, the Jazzin’ science pub. On select dates, meet a Shedd researcher and learn about his or her work in an informal setting where you can relax, enjoy a beverage and ask questions. Our next science pub is Wednesday, August 20, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5.
August 20: Dr. Bill Van Bonn
What is a microbiome and what does it have to do with the aquarium? If this piques your curiosity, join us to explore the unseen hordes of living organisms that share the world with each of us. The invisible world of microbes is increasingly recognized as important in the day-to-day living of both people and the animals that we care for.
September 3: William Hana
The Welcome Center, the art of bringing in new residents to Shedd Aquarium.
Be sure to check out our past science pub topics as well!
June 18: Dr. Chuck Knapp
Dr. Knapp has spent nearly 20 years studying endangered iguanas in the “other” Bahamas—remote, rugged islands reached by Shedd’s research vessel. Learn about the discoveries and accomplishments coming out of this project, which also involves citizen scientists, college students and conservationists in the Bahamas.
July 23: Dr. Solomon David
“Dinosaur Fishes in the Modern Era”
Ancient fishes that swam during dinosaur times are still among us (including in Shedd’s Great Lakes and Rivers galleries). Some of them are monstrous, most of them are misunderstood. How have they survived, and what can they teach us about conservation, restoration and even the human genome?