New York Blog

Science Events in New York City: 8 May – 13 May

Our calendar of science events is a bit light this week, but there’s still plenty of cool events to go to, whether you’re interested in ancient sharks, sustainability, or just want to take some time to hear the birds sing.


Tuesday night holds two great events, it’s hard to choose between them. The New York Academy of Sciences is hosting “Beyond Ideology: How should we feed ourselves if we care about nature?” Five scientists will discuss the current challenges and potential solutions to feeding the world’s ever-increasing population while protecting nature.

Also on Tuesday night, Dame Daphne Sheldrick will discuss her new book Life, Love, and Elephants at the American Museum of Natural History. Sheldrick has devoted her life to rescuing orphaned animals and preparing them to return back to the wild on her elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. Attend the lecture at the museum, or follow along at home via their live stream.


Wednesday night also features two events, again at the NYAS and AMNH. Come learn about ancient sharks at the AMNH. Curator John Maisey will talk about what fossils and CT scans can reveal about shark origins and evolution.

At the same time, several scientists and business entrepreneurs will meet at the NYAS to discuss the risks and benefits of being an entrepreneur and how the scientific mindset can be an advantage in the business world.


Finally, for all you early birds out there, come out to Prospect Park at 6 am for a sunrise listening tour with naturalist and blogger, Matthew Willis. This tour is part of NYC wildflower week.

Check out our Google Calendar (below) for more upcoming sciency events in New York City, and if you know of a great science event that you’d like us to add to our calendar, let us know!



Comments are closed.