The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (SFSCA) in West Palm Beach will invite of-age science aficionados to crack open a cold one and flaunt their knowledge during the return of the in-person Science on Tap series. The popular “age 21-and-up” series will kick off on Thursday, September 16, at 7 p.m. with a sustainability-themed event at Due South Brewing Co. in Boynton Beach. Dr. Anita Závodská, an associate professor of Environmental Sciences at Barry University, will present “Talking Trash: Waste Reduction Within the Human Ecosystem” to educate visitors on how they can be agents of change in today’s world.
“Science on Tap is the only place in Palm Beach County where, for the price of a cup of coffee, a quality craft beer, or a glass of wine, anyone can come to discuss the latest trends in science and technology with a world-class scientist,” said Kate Arrizza, SFSCA President & CEO. “With the motto to ‘Drink up, Get smart,’ you know you are in for a casual-education session, as the goal of the program is for guests to have fun while learning a little bit more about everyday curiosities.”
For its return, SFSCA will partner with the Thompson Earth Systems Institute (TESI,) whose mission is to advance communication and education of Earth systems science. According to Arrizza, the Science on Tap sessions will correspond to the upcoming “Earth Matters” traveling exhibit.
In addition to teaching courses in environmental science and climate change, Závodská is a trained garbologist and conducts international municipal solid waste research with focuses on sustainability, environmental education, waste management and recycling, and adult education.
The season’s upcoming Science on Tap events at Due South include: “Mangroves and Salt Marshes” on November 18; “Seagrasses” on January 20; and “Coral Reefs” on March 24. Admission is always free. Seating is limited, so guests are encouraged to arrive early to grab a drink and a seat. Presentations start at 7 p.m. and run for 30 minutes, followed by Q&A. Guests can win prizes like tickets to the Science Center during a pre-show trivia session at 6:45 p.m.
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