Believe it or not, the bar is a center for learning, especially when the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium gets in the mix. SFSCA’s latest adult education series, Science on Tap, brings a world-class scientist to the local watering hole, where patrons—between quaffs of beer and sips of wine—can ask burning questions about the latest trends in science and technology.
After its first session in March with a discussion on the way the brain creates perception, July’s installment explores the science of sexual attraction. Join board-certified sexologist Jason Carter at O’Shea’s Irish Pub in West Palm Beach on July 24 from 8-9 p.m. for a discussion on why behaviors like sitting up straight or flipping hair creates a response that attracts. Carter will explore the science behind the actions while sharing tantalizing behind-the-scenes stories as well as debunking myths along the way.
Science on Tap is a unique opportunity to learn something new while grabbing a brew. Modeled after science cafes, a popular trend in urban areas where pubs and technological centers pair for casual educational sessions, SFSCA’s version is the only such rendition in Palm Beach County. The goal—to create an environment where guests have fun while learning about everyday curiosities—has been a rousing success, with more than 100 people flocking to O’Shea’s for the first two installments and a testament to the organization’s push to reach broader audiences, proving the science center is not just for kids.
Following July’s “rules of attraction” discussion, SFSCA will take things to the dogs September 11 when veterinary behaviorist Lisa Radosta will clarify myths and mysteries about dogs, including the science behind traits like body language, emotions and intelligence.
- Science on Tap is a free event.
- O’Shea’s happy hour ($3 draft beers, $4 bottle beers, $1 off well drinks) will begin at 7 p.m. and run through the discussion.
- For more information, visit sfsciencecenter.org.