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September 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A dreadful plague has been sweeping the dark corners of North America and it’s giving bats an awful case of the “white nose”. Behind this “White Nose Syndrome” lies a tiny little culprit\, the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans\, now responsible for cave closings across many states and the deaths of millions of bats. Join us at the September Science Pub to learn more about this strange disease\, its impact and possible prevention\, and a little more about those cute mammals hanging from the ceiling!
This month\'s Science Pub will feature guest scientist Dr. Matt Grilliot from Troy University in Montgomery giving a talk that is appropriate for all ages titled\, \'An \'Itchy\' Situation: Bats\, White Noses\, and a Terrible Fungus.\'
The family friendly event is free and open to the public. No science background is required\, and no question is too silly to ask.
<p class=\'au_today_p\'>There is no cost to attend the Science Pub\, but proceeds from the purchase of each Drymarchon Berliner Weisse\, a drink featured at Red Clay\, will benefit the Alabama Natural Heritage Program at Auburn University and their efforts to conserve rare species in Alabama\, such as the Indigo snake.</p>
<p class=\'au_today_p\'>Sodas and pizza will also be available for purchase at the Science Pub.</p>