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The science and art of wildfire mitigation

Join us Monday, April 16, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
This event is open to all ages.

According to Manny L’Esperance, with the Lab’s Emergency Preparedness group, Los Alamos has seen the least amount of snow since the recordkeeping began back in 1906. This puts the Laboratory at extreme risk for wildfire. In order to protect the Lab, its property, and people, wildfire mitigation planning began 30 days early this year. During this talk you’ll learn the level of risk the Lab faces and how it is running thousands of fire and fuel modeling scenarios using Santa Fe-based Simtable technology to ensure that the Laboratory is as prepared as it possibly can be. You’ll also learn about how the Lab is coordinating with other regional entities since fire doesn’t care about artificial boundaries. 

Join us at the Unquarked Wine Room in Los Alamos beginning at 5:30 p.m. This event is open to all ages.

Science on tap

Science on Tap is a convivial opportunity to engage with Lab scientists on their current projects. A brief presentation is followed by lively questions, answers, and discussion. The fun takes place on the third Monday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the UnQuarked Wine Room at 145 Central Park Plaza in Los Alamos. Bradbury Science Museum Association members receive $1 off any drink or food items purchased from UnQuarked during Science On Tap.

The sessions are a joint project between the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District.