Enhancing Public Understanding of Science

Metcalf Institute’s Public Lectures

Metcalf Institute’s public lectures focus on a wide range of science, environmental and public policy topics. The Annual Public Lecture Series held in June brings top scientists, journalists, and policy experts to the University of Rhode Island to talk about current issues in environmental research, media coverage, and how science influences public policy. The lectures, held at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, run currently with the Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists.

Metcalf Institute’s first public lectures were held in 1998 and have continued every year since.  All lectures are free and open to the public.

Are you interested in viewing a past lecture? Check out Metcalf’s extensive video library on the YouTube Channel of lectures, workshops, seminars, and webinars.  (Don’t forget to subscribe!)

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