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David Sloan Wilson to speak at Cooperative Extension breakfast

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Lindsey Hadlock

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will hold its 2017 annual meeting and local foods breakfast Dec. 5 from 8 to 10 a.m. at The Space @ GreenStar, 700 West Buffalo St. in Ithaca. The public is invited; make your reservation online by Dec. 1.

The featured speaker will be David Sloan Wilson, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University and president of the Evolution Institute. His presentation will focus on how evolutionary biology can address pressing social issues. Wilson invites attendees – and other local community members regardless of whether they attend the breakfast – to complete a four-minute online survey (enter the code ‘CCE’ on the first page of the survey). Wilson’s presentation at the breakfast will include an analysis of the results of the survey, along with similar data for other groups around the world.

Wilson’s books include “The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time and “Does Altruism Exist? Genes, Culture, and the Welfare of Others.

The event will begin with a buffet of primarily local foods, including scrambled local eggs, home-fried potatoes, local bacon, fresh fruit salad, mini scones, orange juice, coffee and teas. Breakfast tickets are $10 per person (indicate on the online registration form if you prefer the vegan option of scrambled tofu/tempeh bacon).

Additional information about CCE and the annual meeting can be found on the CCE website or on Facebook. If you have questions about the meeting, contact Sandy at sjr37@cornell.edu or call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County at 607-272-2292 ext. 158.


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