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Boston science calendar: Water, birds and the genetics of nutrition


Dr. Jose Ordovas Director of the Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory at Tufts speaks on MicroRNAs: Changing the Molecular Nutrition Landscape.  He explores “linkages between nutrition, behavior and genetics impact human health” More nutrigenomics here.


The 19th century Chestnut Hill Reservoir pumping station is now The Waterworks Museum and an appropriate site for a talk by John Briscoe, a Harvard professor of Environmental Engineering.  He speaks on, “Water in a Changing World.” Briscoe launched the Harvard Water Security Initiative


Can you tell Bill Thompson’s young daughter helped him on his birding book for kids? “Watch Out for Vulture Vomit and Other Adventures in Bird Watching.” He visits The Harvard Museum of Natural History on Saturday:

Bird watching isn’t just for adults anymore. Kids and teens are getting hooked on nature through birds, and birders of all ages will enjoy this humorous and engaging presentation by Bill Thompson III, author of the new Peterson Field Guide, “The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America.”



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