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ADV - The microbial war beneath your feet - Lunch with a Scientist

The microbial war beneath your feet - Lunch with a Scientist website

2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE
East Bethel, MN 55005

We invite you to attend our Lunch with a Scientist series from the comfort, cleanliness and safety of your own home! You must register at z.umn.edu/LWASonline in order to receive the Zoom webinar link and password.

Topic: The microbial war beneath your feet Presented by: Molly Kuhs, graduate student at the U of MN

Join life-long learners virtually for a monthly lunch and learn series at Cedar Creek. Bring your lunch and hunger for knowledge, we will provide the brain food! In one teaspoon of soil, there are millions of bacteria competing with one another for food and space. To kill off their enemies, many bacteria produce a wide variety of antibiotic compounds (even some that you may have had prescribed by your doctor!). But how do bacteria tell friend from foe? Graduate student Molly Kuhs is trying to find out. A deeper understanding into how these tiny bacteria compete and communicate with one another will help us to improve plant, soil, and even human health!

A short registration process is required to virtually attend the webinar (beyond enrolling on Master Naturalist or Destiny One), so plan to spend 5-10 minutes ahead of the program making sure you are correctly signed up at z.umn.edu/LWASonline!

Course Dates:

Meeting from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Caitlin Potter

Dr. Potter is the education and community engagement coordinator at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. Her background is in wildlife ecology, and she holds a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology as well as a masters and Ph.D in ecology and evolutionary biology. She studied wildlife and animal behavior all over the world (mostly monkeys in Ethiopia) before finding her true passion doing environmental education! Now, she runs school field trips and public events at CCESR, works with scientists to get their results into the hands of students, and organizes several citizen science projects.

Sponsor Information

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve


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