Current Events

49th Hefner Lecture: Dr. James W. Porter


Dr. James W. Porter, "superstar scientist." will join us on November 9th to present the 49th annual Hefner Lecture “Blurring the Lines between Medicine and Ecology while Saving Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys” at 7:30pm in Laws Hall Room 100, with a reception at the Museum afterwards.

Dr. Porter's expertise and influence is diverse.  He is an expert in coral, climate change, and the connections between these issues and human health and social justice.  He was the scientific advisor of the award-winning film "Chasing Coral" (presently on Netflix) and their educational and outreach materials.  His testimony before Congress on the connections between coral and productive human society "greatly influenced the U.S.’s decision to  sign this U.N. Ocean Biodiversity Treaty."  

48th Hefner Lecture: The Arbornaut


Thank you for joining us for an incredible 48th Hefner Lecture with "CanopyMeg" Lowman—famous tree climber, scientist, and author of The Arbornaut - A Life Exploring the 8th Continent in the Trees Above Us.

You can now view the recording of the lecture on the Hefner Museum’s YouTube channel.