Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
In conjunction with the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center welcomes guests to encounter science from an ethical viewpoint. Held on select Wednesdays, from October through June, this ongoing series brings together community leaders of various backgrounds to examine current scientific issues from diverse perspectives. Bring your own questions and join in the discussion!
Held 5:30–7PM in the William & Grayson Boehm Community Forum at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Please refer to The Center for Ethics, San Diego Bees and Bays and the Silent Spring Project website for more information.
The program is free but registration is required.
To RSVP: call (858) 822-2647 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Date & topic
Phone number & email address
Indicate if you would like to be added to the Ethics Center mailing list
Elephants or People?
Many ethical dilemmas faces those who seek to preserve endangered species, and especially those who wish to preserve them or reintroduce them into their natural habitats. In some cases, it is human beings who have so encroached upon these habitats that the animals being protected or reintroduced—such as elephants, wolves, and tigers—pose a potential threat to crops, livestock, and even humans themselves. In other situations, it is other species introduced into particular habitats by humans that have caused native species to become endangered. In such cases, the only means of successfully reintroducing or maintaining native species is through the complete eradication of the invading species. What are those concerned with the preservation of native species to do in such situations?
Silent Spring and San Diego Students
Students at multiple colleges and universities in the San Diego region were challenged to write essays about their reflections prompted by Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring. Winners of the community-wide competition will be announced and join us in a discussion of a variety of timely and important questions for the San Diego community.
Women in Science
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson's landmark book, Silent Spring. Much has changed in the past 50 years, but questions should be asked now about how far we have come and how far we have to go. To help us navigate thses important issues, we will be joined by Linda Lear, the best known biographer of Rachel Carson.
View videos of past lectures here:
February 6 - Lessons from San Diego's Bees and Bays