Expanding Public Engagement with Science and Environment

Public Lectures and Events

Metcalf Institute’s public lectures, author events and film screenings focus on a wide range of science, environmental and public policy topics. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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, run concurrently with the Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists.

Upcoming Programs

Documentary Film Screening – The Human Face of Lead Poisoning
URI Coastal Institute in Kingston, Weaver Auditorium
1 Greenhouse Road, Kingston RI
October 20, 2017
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Public Lecture – Making Sense of Science w/Former NYT Science Editor Cornelia Dean
The Providence Athenaeum
Providence, RI
November 3, 2017

Public Lecture – Meet the Neighbors: Living in a More-Than-Human World
URI Coastal Institute in Kingston, Weaver Auditorium
1 Greenhouse Road, Kingston RI
November 14, 2017
5:30 p.m.

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

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