Upcoming Presentations


Explore cutting edge science topics, their latest developments, and their relevance to society through speaker presentations followed by conversations between speaker and audience.

Sponsored by the Gallatin Valley Friends of the Sciences, co-sponsored by the non-profit community service organization Hopa Mountain, and hosted by the Museum of the Rockies, the talks for the 2024 winter/spring series will be presented in-person in the Museum of the Rockies’ Hager Auditorium on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm, followed by a question-and-answer period.

The talks are free to the public. Face masks are recommended but not required.


2024 Winter/Spring Science Inquiry Series


May 15 – Feeding the World with Fewer Resources

How can the application of science and technology improve agricultural production with fewer resources?  Dr. Paul Nugent, Research Professor in the MSU College of Agriculture, will discuss how “precision agriculture,” including technological advancements and automation, can address resource use and labor declines to ensure efficient and sustainable agricultural practices while maintaining output and safeguarding the foundation of future food systems.

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