This is the sixth summer that scientists at the Laboratory are inviting the public to join them for informal, early evening conversations about their latest ocean research findings. The gatherings begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout July and August at The Opera House in Boothbay Harbor -- they are free, open to all, educational, and fun. (6/24/2008)
WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR, MAINE—On July 8, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences began its sixth season of science cafés — a series of lively conversations with the public about current scientific discoveries—at The Opera House, 86 Townsend Avenue in Boothbay Harbor on Tuesday evenings in July and August. These informal gatherings offer an opportunity to discuss current scientific issues, research, exploration, and the latest news from experts in the field. Scientists make short 15-20 minute presentations that include slides, followed by discussion. The events are free and open to the public, and begin at 6 p.m. A cash bar is available.
In keeping with the Laboratory’s focus on global ocean science, topics of discussion are related to the ocean environment and its relationship to global ecosystems. The Science Café movement began in 1998 in England, and spread quickly throughout Europe and the United States, giving people the opportunity to get together to learn more about the latest ideas in science directly from the scientists. ( www.cafescientifique.org) There are now over 150 cafes in over 40 countries holding regular get-togethers to bring science into our conversations and into our culture. (Photo by Greg Bernard.)
For more information, contact Tatiana Brailovskaya at (207)633-9633, firstname.lastname@example.org