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Topical night: Two Ecosystems

This is a new location. 

At 6:30 we’ll begin to socialize.  At 7:00 the evening’s program begins. 

The program: 

Ronnie Childs is well read on the topic of the human microbiome.  Ronnie writes:  “In short, my program centers on the idea that we humans harbor and in fact, require trillions of "alien"--that is, non-human microscopic organisms to live.  More generally, that is how life usually works.  Just about every larger, multi-celled creature is actually a complex ecosystem in its own right.” 

In addition to Ronnie’s contribution to the evening, we will have Rea Manderino.  Rea has an MS in Environmental Science from UVA.   She will talk with us about her study of defoliation by the gypsy moth, management attempts thereof, and about the ecology of invasive species in general.  She will be visiting us from Fredericksburg, where she is a founding member of their branch of Coalition of Reason and the leader of Reading Skeptically. 

Beverages, cups, napkins, plates, utensils provided.  Whether or not you want to bring food is up to you.  If you want to bring enough to share, even better, but not required.  Eating is optional.

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  • Eric F.

    Thoroughly enjoyable evening. I was fully expecting to be able to establish a quick rapport with the people; but I was very pleasantly surprised at how outgoing and open many of those attending were - accepting us as though old friends. We will *definitely* be attending more meetings. (Hope to make the meet on the 15th, but that'll be a busy week for us. Barring some calamity we'll definitely be attending the informal dinner on the 19th, though.)

    Thank you all for making us feel so welcome!

    1 · August 1, 2013

    • Bryan T.

      Thank you, Eric, for the generous words. I was happy to meet you all, and I'm glad we will be seeing you again.

      August 1, 2013

  • Joe F.

    Sounds good. Something came up, though

    August 1, 2013

  • Eric F.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone on thursday.

    July 30, 2013

  • Rhonda

    Had to change my RSVP because of dental work I will have late afternoon the same day!

    July 21, 2013

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