What Can Tree Rings Tell us About Kentucky's Past?

When Apr 08, 2022
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Waterfront Botanical Gardens (1435 Frankfort Ave)
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$35 nonmembers, $25 WBG members and UofL students/faculty/staff (use the code "Cardinal2022") - Register here.
Dr. Maegen Rochner

Join us for the Friday Night Speaker Series with UofL's own Dr. Maegen Rochner at Waterfront Botanical Gardens! Dr. Rochner is a geographer and tree-ring scientist teaching and conducting research as an assistant professor of Geographic and Environmental Sciences at the University of Louisville. Her research focuses on the use of tree-ring data to reconstruct past climate and environmental conditions.

Join us as we explore Kentucky history through patterns in tree rings hidden in local structures and artifacts. During this interactive lecture, Dr. Rochner will discuss the basics of tree-ring science and its various applications.

You’ll follow along with hands-on examination of tree-ring samples from Kentucky trees and structures and leave with a deeper understanding of how trees inform the past. UofL undergraduates will be part of the event as well, helping with the hands-on portion of the lecture and sharing their experiences in the lab and field.

This is great for a date night, a personal dive into a new science, or as a way to introduce newcomers to Kentucky. Lecture includes time for Q & A.

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