Anchorage Science Pub makes its debut Sunday at the Tap Root. The recently formed group will organize regular public meetings with informal talks on a variety of scientific topics. Sunday’s lecture is “Why They Do Those Stupid Things: Young Male Risk Taking Behavior,” by UAA psychology professor John Petraitis, with a Q&A session to follow. Doors open at 4 p.m., and a science trivia contest begins 4:15 p.m. Admission is free.
Below are other topics and presenters ASP has planned, each taking place at Tap Root.
Sunday, Feb. 12
“Trends in Intensive Management of Alaska’s Grizzly Bears, 1980-2010” by John Shoen, Alaska wildlife scientist and bear biologist with 35 years of experience working for wildlife agencies and conservation organizations throughout Alaska.
Sunday, March 4
“Shwing and Bling: Sex, Evolution, and Choosing a Mate” by Claudia Lampman, professor at the UAA psychology department, researcher and author in human sexuality/gender studies.