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Astrobiology: Life Among the Stars (VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafe)

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Dudley H. Davis Center, University of Vermont

590 Main Street

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Astrobiology: Life Among the Stars

University of Vermont, Davis Center, Mansfield Dining Room

Saturday, February 3, 2018

5:30 pm—7:00 pm

FREE pizza and soda

Open to all youth in grades 7-12

Registration required by January 31st


Astrobiology, as NASA describes it, is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe. It combines the search for habitable environments in the Solar System and beyond with research into the evolution and adaptability of life here on Earth. Come to this Teen Science Café and learn about current research happening today. Participants will also get to replicate one of the experiments sent to Mars to look for traces of life on that planet, and try to explain the results that baffled scientists.


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Hillary Emick is an ecologist working at Champlain College, Johnson State College, & the University of Vermont. She conducted her graduate research at Arizona State University as part of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, a team of hundreds of scientists at dozens of universities around the country working to understand where else life could exist in the universe and how to find it.

What is a Teen Science Café? It is a free, fun way for teens to explore science and technology with local scientists and engineers. Teens participate in lively discussions and hands-on activities to learn about different topics. And, there is always free food!

Questions? Contact lauren.traister@uvm.edu

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lauren Traister at 802-888-4972 or 866-260-5603 by January 15, 2018 so we may assist you.


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