Science Book Group

Tuesday, May 10, 7:00–8:30 p.m. via Zoom

A "photo" of a beaver holding a copy of the book "Eager" by Ben Goldfarb

Come join the Science Book Club for an engaging discussion of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb. This month, in addition to our usual second and fourth Tuesday meetings, we will also take a moonlit guided beaver walk mid-month—details at the May 10 meeting.

Winner of the 2019 PEN America E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing,  “Goldfarb poses that beavers are a keystone species, having the “super power” of creating habitats for other species. Their protection is tied to the lives of countless other animals, from salmon to trumpeter swans. His book describes beavers as ecological and hydrological Swiss army knives, capable, in the right circumstances, of tackling many landscape-scale and environmental problems, from mitigating floods to improving water quality, to aiding in salmon runs and controlling wildfires. (Quote from

We welcome new participants. Even if you haven’t read the book, you are welcome to join us and listen.

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Plan Ahead
Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter
by Ben Goldfarb
May 10 & 24
A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters
by Andrew H Knoll
June 14 & 28
Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate
by Mark Kurlansky
July 12? & 24?
Summer potluckTBD