Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!
Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together at a scientific hub to discuss today's science issues with experts, and best of all... you can ask your own questions! After a brief talk by our monthly guest speaker, the evening is dedicated to a question-and-answer session. Plus, enjoy our pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.
Dr. Kurt Regester
Associate Biology Professor, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
“The Secret Lives of Mole Salamanders”
Explore the ecology of the aquatic and terrestrial life stages of mole salamanders! These amphibians commonly are found living in underground burrows and tunnels. During early spring, however, the species simultaneously emerges aboveground to undergo an annual migration to nearby breeding ponds. Join Dr. Kurt Regester, Associate Biology Professor at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, as he explores the history of the most secretive salamanders and talks about their roles in ecosystem energy flow.
During his presentation, Regester will talk about the array of adaptations associated with mole salamanders’ reproduction and survival, as well as the decline of amphibian diversity around the world.
Regester earned his PhD in Zoology from Southern Illinois University. Prior to his graduate studies, he worked as an Animal Program Supervisor at the Discovery Science Center and as Curator of Education at the Nashville Zoo in Tennessee.
At Clarion, he teaches concepts in zoology, wildlife ecology, population biology, animal behavior, and ornithology. Regester also instructs the field-based course, “Ecology of Amphibians and Reptiles” at the University of Pittsburgh’s Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology.
Regester’s work has been published more than 25 times in journals such as Oecologia, Freshwater Biology, and Copeia.
Time: Doors open at 6 pm, and the program is 7-9 pm.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Cash bar: Open from 6-7:30 pm
Although this event is free, we ask that you register so that we can prepare the room and have enough food available for purchase.
Pre-made deli sandwiches and salads
Chips and cookies
Beer and wine