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UA Science Cafe at Borderlands Brewing Co. – ‘Fixing Conservation with Duct Tape: A Story of Science, Zoos, and Snakes’

December 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| Free

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Presenter: Brian Blais, Ph.D. Student, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona

About this Cafe: Many semi-arid and desert animals rely on water for important parts of their lives. Some species, such as gartersnakes, could be impacted if normal water processes are altered. Zoo-based conservation, such as species reintroduction, is one avenue to help curtail species declines. This talk will highlight a brief history of a threatened, semi-aquatic gartersnake and collaborative work between field biologists and The Phoenix Zoo conservation team to better understand gartersnake biology in order to replenish declining populations. Finally, you will hear about ways you can get involved to document direct and indirect changes to water resources.

About Science Cafes: Science Cafes, presented by the UA College of Science, bring the community together with UA scientists and graduate students in a casual setting. You’ll learn about the latest research being conducted, get to know the faces behind the science, and have opportunities to ask questions and deepen your understanding. We have five separate cafe series at five different locations around Tucson, each with their own themes for fascinating science discussions.


Borderlands Brewing Company
119 E. Toole Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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