Lunch With a Scientist
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Lunch With A Scientist is a series of weekly science talks that promotes student exposure to working STEM professionals.
Each week we add a new talk to our library introducing students to a scientist and their research.
How to view: Watch the talks in the library below or see the school program description below to learn how to Zoom with a presenter.
Using Lunch With A Scientist at school:
These talks can either be standalone activities or serve as the beginning of a longer term research project.
- Bring a specific scientist to your classroom: We can arrange a video meeting with a scientist from a field that matches your curriculum, and have your students submit questions they’ll answer after the presentation. Download our program proposal below for more information, or schedule a meeting with us to discuss.
- Use with a research project: beginning a unit with a Lunch With A Scientist talk is a great way to introduce students to the field and show them what kind of research is possible. After watching the talk, you can move into a full-length Headwaters Research Program or lead one of your own.
- Use as a standalone activity: each talk includes a worksheet and list of associated resources. You can use a talk as a one-time exercise to fill a class block or use for 2-3 classes by incorporating the resources.
Lunch With A Scientist Library
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In this talk, US Forest Service biologists Emily Enochs, Carrie Johnson, and Mary Patterson give an insight into their work with species found in the Sierra Nevada region.
A collection of Lunch With A Scientist episodes that will teach you all about amphibians.
A collection of Lunch With A Scientist episodes that tie in to studying plants.
In this talk, Kerri Spuller focuses on the multidisciplinary approach that many geomorphologists take when performing field research.
Wildlife Ecologist Beth Fitzpatrick joins us to speak about the habitat choices of Greater Sage Grouse.
In this talk, Jordan Gass discusses the skin secretions of Panamanian Golden Frogs.
In this talk, Inga Conti-Jerpe addresses some of the modern challenges to coral reefs that she’s studied through her PhD research.
Rachel has spent the last two years as a student researcher exploring the toxicity and use patterns of waterpipe tobacco smoke and other alternative tobacco products, and will share that work in this talk.
David Dimitrie talks about the behavior of frogs and how this influences habitat selection.
A collection of Lunch With A Scientist episodes with ties to the Tahoe/Truckee and Sierra Nevada regions.