Science Café

Science Cafés bring scientists face-to-face with the general public in the comfortable, lively atmosphere of a neighborhood café or pub. The evening begins with a brief presentation by a scientist, which kicks off an extended discussion session between the scientist and audience. Previous cafés have covered climate science, evolution and religion, robotics, and health care, just to name a few. All Science Cafés are free to the public, open to all ages and no science background is required! Learn More

May Queen Anne Science Café

"How Healthy is Your ZIP Code?"
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:30 p.m. - T.S. McHugh's

Ever wondered whether where you live impacts your health? At the May Queen Anne Science Cafe, join the University of Washington School of Public Health's Tao Kwan-Gett, M.D., M.P.H., to learn how your community's health is measured, and why your ZIP code matters more to your health than your genetic code.

T.S. McHugh's is located at 21 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109.

May Eastside Science Café

"Genetic Warfare: Barriers to Infection & How Viruses Break Through"
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 7 p.m. - Wilde Rover

Viruses and animals have been engaged in an evolutionary arms race for millions of years, evolving and counter-evolving in an attempt to get a leg up. At the May Eastside Science Café, join the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Greg Brennan, D.V.M., Ph.D., to discover how this conflict has led to some of the most serious epidemics in modern times, and what we're learning to try to control them.

Wilde Rover is located in downtown Kirkland at 111 Central Way.

May Tacoma Science Café

"Forage Fish & The Puget Sound Food Web"
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. - Swiss Restaurant & Pub

Across the world's oceans and seas, small, silvery, schooling fish – known collectively as forage fish – support some of the most culturally and economically important species in the region: salmon, orcas and seabirds. At the May Tacoma Science Café, join UW-Tacoma's Tessa Francis, Ph.D., to delve deeper into the importance of forage fish for the Puget Sound food web, and for the region as a whole.

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub is located at 1904 Jefferson Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402.

May Teen Science Café

"Climate Impact: Changes in the Northwest & How We Can Help"
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. - Garfield Teen Life center

Come uncover how climate change and adaptation has been impacting our local Northwest species and ecosystems at the May Teen Science Café. Join us, along with the University of Washington's Meade Krosby, Ph.D., in discussing the work that scientists and wildlife managers are doing to protect our environment, how these changes will affect us in the future, and what we can do to help. **Sorry adults, this event is only for teens.**

Garfield Teen Life Center is located at 428 23rd Ave, Seattle.

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All Science Cafés are recorded by KCTS9 and are available for online viewing. If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future Science Café speakers please contact us at

All Science Cafés are presented in partnership with KCTS 9 Public Television. This program is currently made possible by support from the Fluke Corporation and Seattle Children's Hospital. This program is also made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health.



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