Discovery Museum Speaker Series

The Discovery Museum Speaker Series presents expert voices on matters of importance to our communities, free of charge and open to the public. Researchers, educators, best-selling authors, and field experts bring national perspective to pressing topics underscored by the Discovery Museum’s three-pronged emphasis on science, nature, and play. 

 

All remaining 2020 Speaker Series events will take place online via Zoom Webinar.

 

The speaker series is offered in collaboration with the MIT Club of Boston.

To learn about Speaker Series sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marie Beam at mbeam@discoveryacton.org or call 978-264-4200 ext. 124.

Upcoming Events

Photo of speaker Dr. Jay Lemery standing on a beach wearing a blue jacket and hat
Thursday, September 24, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Jay Lemery, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Chief of the Section of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, and Faculty in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health
Location: 
Virtually via Zoom Webinar
Registration Required: Register Now

Dr. Lemery has expertise in austere and remote medical care, and in 2017, co-authored Enviromedics: the Impact of Climate Change on Human Health.

Closeup photo of smiling Dr. Beresin
Thursday, October 8, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Gene Beresin, M.D., Executive Director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
Photo of speaker Dr. Ellen Winner
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Ellen Winner, Professor of Psychology at Boston College and Senior Research Associate at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Photo of speaker Dr. Jill Walsh
Thursday, November 12, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Jill Walsh, Researcher and Lecturer at Boston University

RECENT PAST CONVERSATIONS

Speaker: Gene Beresin, M.D., Executive Director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
August 12, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Susan Hockfield, President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience at MIT
May 27, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Michael Yogman, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School
April 2, 2020
Speaker: Mary Gordon, Founder, Roots of Empathy
February 27, 2020