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A Deep Dive into the Watery World of Beavers

Cutting-edge science in an informal setting.

  • Museum & Science Center


The RMSC Richard C. Shultz Science on the Edge lectures in Bausch Auditorium have provided insight and understanding about current research on a broad array of topics for a general audience for more than 30 years. Science on the Edge sparks intelligent conversations throughout the community. Designed to engage those interested in broadening their scientific understanding, lectures promote the continuation of education and sharing of ideas.

Science on the Edge lectures are supported in part by the Richard C. Shultz Endowment Fund. 

A deep Dive into the watery world of Beavers

with Dave Hall


After spending hundreds of hours observing his resident beavers, Dave Hall, naturalist and author of The Naturalist’s Companion: A Field Guide to Observing and Understanding Wildlife, has gained unique insight into their daily habits.

This lecture will go well beyond dams, lodges and bark to take a rare look into the lives of three very special beavers: Merle, Apple, and Amik. Attendees can look forward to learning skills and gaining perspectives that can be utilized to enrich experiences with all types of wildlife. Dave will be signing copies of his book The Naturalists Companion after the talk.

About the presenter


Dave Hall is the founder of Primitive Pursuits, a youth-focused nature awareness program offered in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, New York. He has worked as a naturalist and guide in Massachusetts and New York and has served as an instructor with the Adirondack Mountain Club, the State University of New York at Cortland, Cornell Outdoor Education, and Ithaca College. Dave is co-author of Winter in the Wilderness: A Field Guide to Primitive Survival Skills and lives in Willseyville, New York, with his family and two dogs.

About The Event

  • Museum & Science Center
  • December 8, 2022 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • 1 hour


  • Adults: $15.00

  • RMSC Member Adults: $13.00

  • Students through grade 12 or college students with valid college ID: $11.00

  • RMSC Employees, Docents/Volunteers, Rochester Engineering Society: $3.00

Ticket includes access to the museum. Doors open at 6pm.