Sit back and watch curated science lectures and live webinars.

Virtual LIVE@Frost Science Speaker Series

Our popular LIVE@Frost Science speaker series was transformed into a virtual offering due to the museum’s temporary closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The series continued after the museum reopened, until June 2021. These online events were livestreamed via the museum’s Facebook and Youtube pages, and featured museum experts and scientists on a variety of different compelling and relevant science topics. The videos are archived on this page and can also still be accessed via Facebook and YouTube.

Webinar Archive

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Featured Speaker: Daniella Orihuela, Director of Educational Programs, Frost Science
Title: The Physiology of Stress and Exercise
To celebrate World Health Day, learn about the body and brain’s physiological response to stress and how exercise and other habits can help us stay healthy and safe.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Featured Speaker: Kristen M. Dubé, DVM, Veterinarian, Frost Science
Title: From Birds to Fish: Caring for Animals in a Museum
Ever wonder how the animals at Frost Science receive medical care? Get a behind-the-scenes look with our resident veterinarian to learn more about how we examine and provide veterinary care to our Frost Science animals from birds to fish, with a special appearance by one of our feathered friends.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Featured Speaker: Shannon Jones, Conservation Programs Manager, Frost Science
Title: Little Steps to Make Big Changes for Nature
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, join us as we discuss three of the biggest environmental challenges facing our planet, and what you can do from home to make a positive change. Learn more about citizen science projects that are making local and global changes, including Frost Science’s Museum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE) program and the City Nature Challenge. Presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 
Featured Speaker: Dr. Angela Colbert, PhD, Knight VP of Education, Frost Science
Title: Eye of the Storm
Travel around the world to explore the science of hurricanes, including how and where they form, key factors that determine where they go, and the conditions that determine how strong they get before breaking down what the latest science says about hurricanes in the future.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Featured Speaker: Sarah Ballard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Title: Directions to the Nearest Alien Earth-like Planet
Astronomers used to hedge at the question of whether the Sun and its system of planets are unusual in the cosmos. The study of exoplanets – planets around other stars – is relatively new. State-of-the-art instruments just brush up against the sensitivity to find planets similar to our very own planet Earth. In partnership with University of Florida.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Featured Speaker: Jillian Morris, Founder & President, Sharks4Kids
Title: Science and Cameras for Shark Conservation
Lights, camera, conservation action! Science and technology are changing the way we study animals, including sharks. Jillian discusses the various tagging methods and some of camera technology being used to study these incredible animals, and why this work is critical for conservation. In partnership with Sharks4Kids.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Featured Speaker: Rindy Anderson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, and Kate M. Detwiler, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Science
Title: Animal Behavior: Bird Songs and Monkey Business
Explore the interesting aspects of animal behavior in monkeys and songbirds. First, meet Dr. Anderson and uncover her studies on behavioral ecology which reveal how and why animals behave as they do. Learn more about her research on the social behavior of songbirds in both the field and in the laboratory, and why birdsong can help us understand the social behavior and communication among animals, including our own. Then, discover new research from the Primatology Lab at FAU with Dr. Detwiler that focuses on African monkey species and their forest edge habitat. In partnership with Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Science.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Featured Speaker: Leslie Knecht, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Science at the University of Miami
Title: It’s All Elemental
From hydrogen to oganesson, the periodic table of elements is a fascinating tool filled with scientific breakthroughs, hidden patterns, and amazing discoveries. Join Dr. Leslie Knecht as she takes us on an exciting journey through the evolution and key times of the scientific history for this game changing tool, leading to a powerful and iconic system that is fundamental to our understanding of the world around us. In partnership with the University of Miami.

Monday, June 8, 2020
Featured Speaker: Andy Dehart, Vice President of Animal Husbandry and Marine Conservation, Frost Science
Title: How the Super Bowl and Finding Dory Relate to Ocean Conservation
Join us for a special Virtual LIVE@Frost Science webinar in honor of World Oceans Day featuring Andy Dehart, our Vice President of Animal Husbandry and Marine Conservation, as we dive into the ocean conservation work of Frost Science. Frost Science leads a number of ocean conservation initiatives ranging from habitat restoration in coral reefs and mangrove shorelines to removal of exotic fish species released from home aquariums. Through this work, Frost Science has built exciting partnerships with universities, environmental non-profits and even a group of former military special forces divers, who are all working together to help save our ocean planet. Presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Featured Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Bloch, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology and Chair of the Department of Natural History at the Florida Museum of Natural History, and Affiliate Professor of Biology, Anthropology and Geological Sciences at the University of Florida
Title: Extinction of the Dinosaurs, Global Warming and the Origin of Primates
We’re celebrating National Fossil Day with Dr. Jonathan Bloch who will present a special talk in partnership with the National Park Service and University of Florida. Sponsored by the Miami Downtown Development Authority.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Featured Speaker: Chemical Kim, motivational science education speaker and Chemistry Professor at Florida SouthWestern State College
Title: Pride in STEM I Periodic Table
Celebrate Pride in STEM Day as Chemical Kim takes us on a scientific whimsical journey through the chemical elements on the periodic table.

Friday, December 4, 2020
Featured Speakers: Partners from the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Restoration Hub
Title: Coral Reef Restoration Hub
Connect with the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Restoration Hub for the first ever ‘Reef Debrief”.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Featured Speaker: Dr. Kilan C. Ashad-Bishop is a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development and the Director of College Access for Breakthrough Miami
Title: COVID-19 & The South Florida Community
Learn what data from 1,000 students taught us about the impacts of COVID-19 on our community.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Featured Speakers: Dr. Brandon Chatani, Assistant Professor of the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Miami and Dr. Venessa Goodnow, Chief Pharmacy Officer at Jackson Health System
Title: COVID-19 Vaccines – Myths vs. Facts
Join us as we separate myths from facts about the COVID-19 vaccines in this family-friendly presentation, in partnership with Jackson Health System.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Featured Speaker: Dr. Hidehiko Inagaki, Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
Title: Unlocking the Mysterious Memory
Join us to celebrate Brain Awareness Week, and learn more about how our brain stores information and remembers it! In partnership with Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience.

Thursday, April 22
Featured Speakers: Steve Davis, Ph.D., Vice President of Communications & Engagement and Senior Wetland Ecologist, and Bianca Cassouto, Education Program Manager
Title: Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day with a special edition of Virtual LIVE@Frost Science as we explore how Everglades Restoration Fights Climate Change. In partnership with The Everglades Foundation.

Wednesday, May 12
Featured Speaker: Dustin Growick, science communicator and dinosaur expert
Title: Pterosaurs
Join us as we celebrate the opening of the museum’s new special exhibition, Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs.

Wednesday, May 19
Featured Speaker: Dr. Ata Sarajedini, Professor and Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics at Florida Atlantic University
Title: The Universe as a Time Machine
Celebrate National Astronomy Day with a special edition of Virtual LIVE@Frost Science as we explore The Universe as a Time Machine. In partnership with Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Science.

Tuesday, June 8
Featured Speaker: Irela Bagué, Miami-Dade County’s first Chief Bay Officer (CBO)
Title: World Ocean Day
Celebrate World Ocean Day with a special edition of Virtual LIVE@Frost Science as we explore Biscayne Bay Recovery: Challenges & Opportunities. Presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority.