Free, new faculty explorations lecture series launches Jan. 22 @ Savannah Country Day School

Savannah Country Day School free lecture series 2020

The Savannah Country Day School, a JK-12 independent school in Savannah, will offer a new Faculty Explorations lecture series starting Jan. 22 2020.

All events are free and open to the public.

All lectures take place at the Savannah Country Day School, located at 824 Stillwood Dr. in Savannah. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required at: www.savcds.org/facultyexplorations

The 2020 Faculty Explorations schedule is as follows:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 – 7 p.m. – Minis 1A
Adam Weber – “Does the Earth Really Orbit the Sun? Thinking Scientifically vs. Believing What We See”

Adam Weber, the Science Department Chair and Upper School Physics teacher at Savannah Country Day School, will explore how humans began to think scientifically, from the work of early astronomers to the contemporary study of light, in an effort to gain a deeper understanding of the universe.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 – 7 p.m. – Andrews Assembly Room
Kevin Gavin, Ph.D. – “Why You Should Go to Rome (or Why You Should Go Back If You’ve Already Been)”

Savannah Country Day School Latin teacher Kevin Gavin will discuss the profound, unparalleled story of Rome, Italy, sharing details about the Eternal City’s art, architecture and history while offering an in-depth understanding of this fascinating Italian destination.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 – 7 p.m. – Minis 2
Ariane Wright – “Evolution through Aversion: Danger, Disgust and Frustration Driving Evolution”

Ariane Wright, an Upper School Biology and Environmental Science teacher at SCDS, will examine the key role that aversion plays in natural selection, discussing how avoiding mosquitos impacts migration, how mating habits change as females avoid aggressive males and why bright colors are often nature’s danger sign.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 – 7 p.m. – Lewis 226
Michelle Dumais – “Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao: Nationalism and Regionalism in Contemporary Spain”

SCDS Upper School Spanish instructor Michelle Dumais will explore the historical roots of the tensions between Spanish regionalism and nationalism and discuss the various political, artistic, economic and cultural manifestations of these dueling identities.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 – 7 p.m. – Bradley Conference Room
Kevin Goldberg, Ph.D. – “A Vinous Tour Through Germany”

Kevin Goldberg, the History Department Chair at Savannah Country Day, will discuss the history, geography and geology of German wine and will lead a wine tasting featuring vintages from one of the world’s oldest and most complex winegrowing regions.

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