Research Lecture Series

Brown Bag Lunchtime Lectures & BRIT Research Seminars

The BRIT Lecture Series is designed to create community wide conversation about a diverse range of important and rapidly developing topics. This series gives scientists and speakers a forum for sharing the most current information about their areas of expertise and allows the public to interact with leading members of the local, national, and international scientific community.

Our Lecture Series is made up of Brown Bag Lunchtime Lectures and BRIT Research Seminars. Brown Bags take place the first Tuesday of each month, February – July and September – November, from noon - 1pm in the BRIT Commons. Research Seminars take place periodically throughout the year and are scheduled based on the availability of our in-house and visiting researchers.

All events are free and open to the public, please watch this page and our Facebook page for announcements of upcoming Brown Bags and BRIT Researcher Seminars. 

Program Information

Brown Bag Lectures
Dates: First Tuesday of each month
Time: 12 - 1pm
Location: BRIT Commons
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

BRIT Research Seminars
Date: Various dates throughout year
Time: 12 - 1pm 
Location: BRIT Commons
Cost: Free, Open to the Public
Visit the event page for specific date and time information.

Related Programs

The BRIT Lecture Series is designed to create community wide conversation about a diverse range of important and rapidly developing topics. This series gives scientists and speakers a forum for sharing the most current information about their areas of expertise and allows the public to interact with leading members of the local, national, and international scientific community.

Our Lecture Series is made up of Brown Bag Lunchtime Lectures and BRIT Research Seminars. Brown Bags take place the first Tuesday of each month, February – July and September – November, from noon - 1pm in the BRIT Commons. Research Seminars take place periodically throughout the year and are scheduled based on the availability of our in-house and visiting researchers.

All events are free and open to the public, please watch this page and our Facebook page for announcements of upcoming Brown Bags and BRIT Researcher Seminars. 

Upcoming Events

What’s the Future of Wildlife in Texas?

Sam Kieschnick, Texas Parks & Wildlife

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TPWD Urban Biologist Sam Kieschnick will be discussing the proposed Recovering America's Wildlife Act and what it means for Texas.

"The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H. R. 3742) will provide states, territories, and tribes with $1.4 billion annually to catalyze proactive, on-the-ground, collaborative efforts to restore essential habitat and implement key conservation strategies, as described in each state's Wildlife Action Plan. This legislation follows the recommendation of a diverse group of conservation and industry leaders—the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies' Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish & Wildlife Resources."

For more information on the act, please see the National Wildlife Federation website.

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Introducing a native landscape at the National Ranching Heritage Center

Julie Hodges & Jason Hodges

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Introducing a native landscape at the National Ranching Heritage Center

Jason and Julie Hodges will describe the process of implementing a native landscape at the National Ranching Heritage Center. During the presentation presenters will describe the process, successes, and challenges faced. The native grass landscape is still in process at the NRHC, which will give presenters an opportunity to discuss future plans for expansion and maintenance. Julie will discuss connections between the NRHC’s educational mission (To preserve and interpret the history of ranching in North America and address contemporary ranching issues) and the project. Jason will discuss the finer points of planning, implementation, and maintenance.

Julie Hodges is the Helen DeVitt Jones Endowed Director of Education at the National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University.

Jason Hodges, principal of Prairie Workshop LLC, specializes in sustainable site planning & design. His knowledge of native plants and low impact development strategies make him a valuable landscape consultant. His working experience in the West Texas region includes ten years as Campus Landscape Architect for Texas Tech University System.

 

Past Events