Stranger than Fiction: It’s a Cruel Natural World

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Kiggins Theatre

1011 Main Street · Vancouver, WA

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This event is also open to the public, but there will be a designated area inside for Meetup Members to get together at 6:30pm. Look for the Meetup sign.

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Details

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Time: Doors open at 6:00pm, Meetup Group at 6:30pm, Event starts at 7:00pm.

Meet inside the theater at 6:30 p.m. to talk with your fellow group members for a bit before the show starts. Look for the Meetup sign.

Location: Kiggins Theatre, (http://kigginstheatre.com/) 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.

Cost: $9 online advance tickets*, $10 at the door**, $5 student
This is an all-ages event.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/science-on-tap-stranger-than-fiction-its-a-cruel-natural-world-tickets-66977658981

Please Note: RSVP-ing "yes" to these events does not automatically get you in the door. You must either purchase tickets in advance (ticket details above), or if we have not sold out, you may buy tickets at the door.

Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn, and snacks available.

Event Description:
People across cultures have revered nature for giving life to all things and Mother Nature is often personified as nurturing, benevolent, and seeking to promote the abundance of life. But Mother Nature is not always so nice. Nature also can wreak havoc in the animal kingdom, and has evolved things such as parasites capable of mind control, cannibalistic mates, and fetuses that eat their siblings in utero. In the second installment of our Science is Stranger than Fiction series and just in time for Halloween, Leslie New, PhD, assistant professor of statistics at WSU Vancouver, will take us on a tour of some of the fascinating, horrifying, and totally natural ways that Mother Nature can be ruthless.

Leslie New, PhD (https://labs.wsu.edu/leslie-new/) is an assistant professor of statistics at WSU Vancouver. She specializes in using and developing statistical methodologies to improve the understanding, management and conservation of wildlife populations. A personal interest in the macabre keeps her exploring weird museum specimens and strange evolutionary traits in animals, while her main research on marine mammal and avian species keeps her busy on a day to day basis.

Event Website
https://viaproductions.org/events/kiggins_oct9_nature/

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Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver (http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/).

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*A note on advance ticket prices: there is a fee per advance ticket, but buying a ticket in advance confirms that you will have a seat at the event.