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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
Meridian Mall, Okemos
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 7:00pm

Forestry and You

Join us with Daniel Hutchison of Davey Resource Group for a discussion of modern forestry. During this talk, we will discuss a few different facets of forestry; from stereotypical timber production, to wildlife habitat management, utility forestry, and more! Come and learn and discuss the different facets of forestry and their impacts on your life.

Schuler Books & Music
Meridian Mall, Okemos
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 7:00pm

Understanding and Improving the Health of our Local Land and Water Resources

How do Conservation Districts serve the environmental needs of their community and how can you be involved? Join Michelle Beloskur, Executive Director of the Ingham Conservation District, for an overview of the environmental stewardship work of the Ingham Conservation District with special focus on the importance of landscaping with native species as well as new and ongoing initiatives to better understand our local rivers and promote their health.

Schuler Books & Music
Meridian Mall, Okemos
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:00pm

Invasive Plant Species in Your Michigan Backyard

An invasive species is one that is not native and whose introduction causes harm, or is likely to cause harm to the local economy, environment, or human health. In this presentation of by Erin Pavloski, Regional Invasive Species Coordinator at the Ingham Conservation District in Mason, learn about your local Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA), some invasive species to watch for in your backyard, and how you can help manage invasive species in Michigan.

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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 3203
Phone: (517) 483-1092
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