Café Scientifique: Exploration and Discovery in the Amazon

Are you interested in science? Do you want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then come to Carnegie Science Center for Café Scientifique to learn about Expeditions and Species Discovery in the Amazon, presented by Dr. Jose Padial, the William and Ingrid Rea Assistant Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

For centuries, the Amazon has captivated naturalists, including Dr. Padial, who has lead expeditions to tropical forests and discovered fascinating new species of amphibians and reptiles.

Padial will explain how he organized expeditions to the tropical forests of the Andes and the Amazon in Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia that uncovered new species of amphibians and reptiles. These discoveries involved traveling to remote locations in the jungle and using scientific methods such as comparative anatomy, DNA barcoding, or bioacustics. His discoveries are helping us to understand the enormous diversity of life forms in the Amazon.

The 21+ Expeditions and Species Discovery in the Amazon will be held on Monday, December 7, from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at Carnegie Science Center. Doors open at 6:00 pm and admission is free. Enjoy a pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase. A cash bar will be open from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. For more information, or to reserve your free spot, visit the Café Scientifique event page.

Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh