"Nature On Tap" Discussion Series

October 24, 2018

6:30–7:30 pm

$10 Members • $15 Nonmembers

Join us at Jack’s Abby Brewery (102 Clinton Street, Framingham, MA 01702) for food, locally-brewed beer, and thought-provoking discussions with various experts about their work in the natural world. All events will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm. 

Barn Owl © Peter Sutton
Barn Owl © Peter Sutton

October 24

Fantastic Feathers: Form & Function

Lorna Gibson, PhD

When we think of birds, we think of feathers. Feathers give birds their color, keep them warm and dry, form the aerodynamic shape of the wing and can even control sound. Learn how the microscopic structure of duck feathers makes them water repellent and how the structure of owl facial feathers focuses sound towards their ears, allowing them to hunt in total darkness.

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Lorna J. Gibson is the Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at MIT and an avid birder. Learn more >

November 28 • Topic TBD

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December 12 • Topic TBD

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This event series is hosted by Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary and Mass Audubon's Conservation Science department, and co-sponsored by Jack's Abby Brewing.

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