A new season of TEDx Yakima kicks off at the Yakima Valley Museum on Thursday, October 19, with a program titled H-EARTH. "HEARTH" is about the intersection of heat and home (think of home as planet earth and heat as the influence of fossil fuels on climate change).
The featured speaker will be Miles McPhee, a geophysicist and founder of the McPhee Research Company. Specializing in geophysical fluid dynamics, McPhee has led or participated in more than two dozen scientific projects in both the Arctic and Antarctic. He has authored or coauthored roughly 60 refereed scientific articles, two encyclopedia entries, and is the author of the 2008 monograph, Air-Ice-Ocean Interaction. McPhee grew up on a fruit orchard in Naches and is a graduate of Naches High School. He lives in the Yakima Valley.
Also featured on the program are two pre-recorded TED Talks, "Science and Democracy" by Lee Smolin and "The Culinary Art of Coffee" by David Schomer, plus poetry by the Yakima Valley Museum’s David Burton.
Doors open at 6:00 PM, with the program beginning at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $10 at the door, $5 for students with ID.
On October 19 only, purchase a season pass—4 events for the price of 3.
For more information, visit the TEDx Yakima web site at tedxyakima.org.
Mark your calendars and enjoy the rest of this season’s programs:
- December 14, 2017: Form & Circumstance
- February 22, 2018: Charming & Disarming
- April 19, 2018: Home