Science on Tap & Science Cafe NH Team Up (recorded video)

Categories: Adult Programs, Events

Animal  Behavior and Psychology Discussion Watch the discussion recording using the links below.

Science Café New Hampshire and the SEE Science Center’s Science on Tap program are teaming up to celebrate 10 years of bringing people and panelists together for informal, friendly science conversations.    On June 15th these two programs are joined to host a virtual discussion where, for the first time, audiences in Concord, Manchester and Nashua will all be invited to discuss a topic together .

The two organizations have chosen an intriguing and fun topic to bring our audiences together to discuss: Animal  Behavior and Psychology.    Whether it was pets walking across the screen during zoom meetings, news coverage animals taking over locked down cities, or our own observations when spending more time with our pets, during the pandemic, animals came into focus in a new ways.  Join us to discuss animal social behavior, communication, human to animal interactions, behavioral health, and more. Ask about how animals  are studied and how we can apply knowledge of animal behavior to the benefit of the animals we encounter.

During the event, participants learned from researchers and professional behaviorists and asked them questions directly via Facebook and YouTube.  Our panelists included Dr. Katherine Houpt, James Law Professor Emeritus in the Dept. of Clinical Sciences at Cornell University who studies domestic animal welfare and behavior in horses; Dr. LInda Aronson, professional behaviorist working with cats, dogs and horses; Dr. Valerie Chalcraft, animal behaviorist who also studied primates in laboratory settings; and Dr. Leslie Curren of the University of NH, who studies social interaction/behavior in the animal world.

Animal Behavior & Psychology Find the recording below.

Both Science Café NH and Science on Tap are part of a world-wide movement to increase interaction between scientists, researchers, experts and the general public through informal discussions.  Originating in Europe, science discussions take place in casual settings such as pubs and coffeehouses, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation – and they’re free!

Science Cafe New Hampshire (SCNH) was started in 2011 in a a grassroots effort to help inform the public about topical issues in New Hampshire. Monthly events have been held in person in Concord and Nashua for the past 10 years and SCNH now records all sessions for rebroadcast.  SCNH has been exclusively online since the pandemic began in March 2020.  Please visit to learn more.

The SEE Science Center first held a series of three science discussions on the fall of 2011. Their ongoing monthly series : Science on Tap began in 2013.