21+ Café Scientifique – Spiders: Myths and Facts

Come to the next Café Scientifique at Carnegie Science Center to learn all about spiders. Presenter, Jonathan Pruitt, Assistant Professor at University of California Santa Barbara, will discuss “Spiders: Myths and Facts.” 

What’s it like to live in a spider society? Sociality is rare in spiders. Jonathan Pruitt’s research focuses on one species of spider that lives in social groups, and how social interactions between the arachnids impacts their behavior and environment. Pruitt has explored the ecological consequences of variations in behavior for individuals, populations, and communities. He has also studied the role of individual differences in patterns of task allocation within societies, and how these patterns impact the long-term performance of groups in different environments. 

Café Scientifique – Spiders: Myths and Facts will be held on Monday, April 4 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at the Carnegie Science Center. Doors open at 6:00 pm. A cash bar will be open from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit the Café Scientifique event page. You can make your Café Scientifique reservation online.

Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh