This engaging presentation will unearth, and give light to, the mysterious world of Mushrooms. Cameron holds a decade of experience within the field of Mycology and will be giving an overview of the many ways this field of science is being utilized and researched in modern culture.
Cameron loves educating people on how they can engage the health promoting qualities of medicinal fungi. His interest and passion for mycology sparked when he saw Paul Stamets - a leading expert on medicinal mushrooms - speak at the Bioneers conference ten years ago. Immediately hooked, Cameron has since worked in Paul's cultivation and research laboratories, managed another 4,000 square foot oyster mushroom production facility, taught many workshops and seminars, and has built sterile tissue laboratories, one of which he currently manages.
Are We the Martians?
Terry Martin, PhD, Retired Planetary Scientist
Could it be that life evolved first on Mars, and then came here in a Martian meteorite? It is possible, perhaps we are the Martians!
Terry specializes in the Mars atmosphere. He worked at the Jet Propulsion Lab from 1979 to 2008, taking part in the Viking mission to Mars, the Mars Global Surveyor, and most recently the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
What the Frack is Fracking?
Len Eisenberg, Petroleum Geologist
Learn about the basics of petroleum exploration, its large role in the world, and the promise and perils of hydraulic fracturing, a technique that has been used in the petroleum industry for decades, but now applied to shale rock has opened up new resources of oil and natural gas from previously uneconomic shale deposits. The issues in play with regard to fracking include the impact of increased production, climate change and environment, water use and groundwater contamination problems and remedies, national security and USA trade balance, and domestic job creation.
Len is a former international petroleum geologist. His current research focuses on unusual flood deposits in the 200-million-year-old Navajo Sandstone of central Utah.