David Hillis at UT Austin’s Environmental Science Institute

Robert A. Welch Hall UT Austin Campus 105 E 24th St Austin, TX 78712

Armadillos to Ziziphus by David M. Hillis

David Hillis at Hot Science–Cool Talks

Join evolutionary biologist David M. Hillis, author of Armadillos to Ziziphus: A Naturalist in the Texas Hill Country, for Hot Science – Cool Talks, a front row seat to world-class research. Presented by the Environmental Science Institute (ESI), this nationally recognized series allows leading researchers from The University of Texas and other prominent universities to share their passion about science, technology, engineering and math with the general public.

Hot Science – Cool Talks events are immersive educational experiences held at the UT campus. Each talk consists of:

  • Cool Activities: Prior to each talk, attendees explore the evening’s topic through hands-on activities and demonstrations the whole family can enjoy.
  • Talk with Q & A: Speakers lead a 40-50 minute talk, followed by a 15-20 minute moderated Q & A.

If interested in bringing a youth group (K-12 class, homeschool group, boy or girl scout group, etc.) to the event, please send an email to outreach@esi.utexas.edu at least 3 weeks prior to the event to inquire about group tickets. Spaces for the talks are limited.

ESI also shares the speaker’s presentation slides and develops TEKS-aligned lesson plans related to the talk. A recording of the talk is available within two weeks of the event date. All these materials are available in the Talk Archives.