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Cafe Scientifique

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You are cordially invited to come and chat with a scientist about an interesting and/or controversial science topic.  Patterned after the International Cafe Scientifique, the Science Department has initiated an outreach program to promote public interest in science.
Our goal is simply to have regularly scheduled sessions for informal discussions of scientific topics.

Schuler Books & Music
Eastwood Towne Center
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 7:00pm

Foraging for Wild Fungi/Foraging for Spring Edibles

Foraging for Wild Fungi - Presented by Gregory Bonito
Michigan is home to a diverse and abundant amount of fleshy fungi. Come and learn about some of the desired fungi, and tips on foraging for these wild delights in Michigan.

Foraging for Spring Edibles - Presented by Peter Carrington
Join Beal Botanical Garden assistant curator Peter Carrington as he explores the first edible wild plants of the spring. These are the suite of plants that our ancestors relied on to counteract the vitamin deficiencies of winter and to cure/prevent scurvy and other formerly common disorders brought on by the annual shortage of fresh greens.

Schuler Books & Music
Eastwood Towne Center
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 7:00pm

Genealogy in the Internet Age: It's more than just ancestors

We have all seen the ads for, for 23 and Me, and others that want to help us trace our ancestry both within the United States and overseas. Tracing your ancestors can be an enjoyable and sometimes surprising experience, but today you can do much more; actually beginning to reassemble details of your ancestor's lives and family history using internet and other resources outside of the traditional genealogy world. Tom Deits will talk about some of these resources illustrated by some of his own family history discoveries, covering WWII in the Pacific, the early history of photography, whaling, the Civil War, the Mutiny on the Bounty and more.

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Please join us.  If you have any questions, please contact Alan O'Keefe by phone at (517) 483-1110 or e-mail at

Science at Lansing Community College

Science Department
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 301
Phone: (517) 483-1092
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