Activities Calendar

Science Cafe

Science Cafe is a casual, educational and entertaining series presented by Morrill Hall.

On the fourth Tuesday of each month attendees can hear from scientists, ask questions and offer opinions in this informal setting. 

Upcoming Events:

The Burning Need for Biochar
Heather Nobert, Nebraska Forest Service
October 26, 2021
At the Happy Raven - 122 N 11th St., Lincoln, NE

From wildfire risk reduction to improved soil fertility, biochar has enormous potential to mitigate the effects of climate change. Join Heather Nobert with the Nebraska Forest Service to learn how an ancient substance can impact the future of our planet and how you can make it at home. Join us at the Happy Raven bar from 6:30 to 7:00 pm for conversation and food. Nobert's presentation will begin at 7:00 pm. 


You Can Still Get Dysentery: Reimagining the Oregon Trail
Dr. Margaret Huettl, Assistant Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at UNL
November 23, 2021
At the Happy Raven - 122 N 11th St., Lincoln, NE

UNL Assistant Professor Margaret Huettl (History and Ethnic Studies) grew up playing the classic version of the Oregon Trail game, with its narrative of U.S. expansion complicated only by dysentery and broken wagon axles. Now, she works with game developers and other Indigenous historians to re-populate the Oregon Trail with Indigenous people and perspectives. Caulk your wagons and float on over to join in a conversation about re-imagining a more inclusive, more complex story of the Oregon Trail.