Tipping Point: Talking Climate and Carnivores over a Cold One


Talking Climate and Carnivores over a Cold One
Thursday May 25, July 6, July 27, and August 17 2017
Gate opens 5:30 pm– Talk begins 6pm
Admission FREE—Donations encouraged!

peoplesWolf Park is hosting a new monthly summer program that invites the public to engage with the issue of climate change while relaxing in an easy atmosphere with a craft beer in hand. In the spirit of the local Science on Tap program, this event provides an opportunity to learn more about the research being done at Purdue’s Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC), and enter conversations with the researchers, as well as with fellow participants, about how this environmental challenge will impact the environment in Indiana, including humans and wildlife.

The doors open at 5:30pm and participants can enter and purchase a beer (or other beverages) from People’s Brewing Company and chill out in the lovely evening.

At 6pm, our speakers will begin their talks. The list of topics and speakers is as follows:

July 6 – Public Attitudes about Climate Change with Linda Prokopy, a natural resources social scientist
July 27 – Climate Misinformation with Paul Shepson, an atmospheric chemist and the center’s founding director
August 17 – Past and Future Climate Change with Matthew Huber, a climate dynamicist

There will be time to ask questions and ponder the important information provided, while wolves howl in the distance. This program will be offered in June, July and August.

Both Wolf Park and the PCCRC are mandated to support the dispersal of solid, current information about the natural world, and this partnership allows for a new avenue to reach the interested public. While no formal Wolf Park program will be offered during the Tipping Point evening programs, visitors will have a chance to ask staff members about wolves and the Park’s mission.