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Conservation of Species: How does it impact environment?

The Magic Hat has a very shallow ramp entrance from street level. The space is designed for wheelchairs to move about in and has a fully accessible toilet.
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
Magic Hat Cafe, 3-5, Higham House, Higham Place,
Newcastle NE1 8AF
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Have you ever heard about the giant Galapagos tortoise and where it is supposed to live?! Do you know anything about oyster reefs and seagrass meadow of the coastline? You will discover how scientists protect, restore and reintegrate, be part of our Pint of Science evening and connect with our speakers Henry, Kate and Rachel!

What Makes a Galapagos Giant Tortoise? A Genomic Investigation

Rachel Gray (PhD Student, Newcastle University)
Unique to their archipelago, the Galapagos giant tortoises have a complex evolutionary history. In this talk, we will use genomics to understand how many species there are and unravel the complicated hybridization events of the past. You will learn how genomic studies can help inform conservation and come away with a greater appreciation for these incredible tortoises!

A Bluffer’s Guide To Restoration

Henry Short (Estuary Project Officer, Tees River Trust)
Kate Baxter (Project Officer, Tees River Trust)
Conservation charities talk about restoration, but how does that work in practice? What do the scientists actually do? Come along as we talk you through our work restoring seagrass meadows and oyster reefs – and no, there won’t be samples to taste… Restoration isn’t easy, we’re (professionally) making it up as we go along, so join us as we take you through the highs (and many, many lows) of conservation and restoration, and find out how your coastline is going to be changing (for the better).
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2024-05-13 Prevention Based on Prediction: How to simulate ice sheets and coastal wave movement Magic Hat Cafe 3-5, Higham House, Higham Place, Newcastle, NE1 8AF, United Kingdom
2024-05-14 Secrets of Icy Landscapes: What can they tell us? Magic Hat Cafe 3-5, Higham House, Higham Place, Newcastle, NE1 8AF, United Kingdom