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
March Queen Anne Science Café
"The Science of Dark Chocolate"
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 7:30 p.m. - T.S. McHugh's
With Andy McShea, Ph.D., Theo's Chocolate.
T.S. McHugh's is located at 21 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109.
March Eastside Science Café
"Addiction & the Brain"
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 7 p.m. - Wilde Rover
Repeated exposure to various drugs can alter how cells function and how our brains process reward signals. At the March Eastside Science Café, join UW's John Neumaier, M.D., Ph.D., to discuss recent discoveries in the neurobiology of addiction that we hope can lead to new treatments for addiction based on a deeper understanding of the brain mechanisms that drugs derail.
Wilde Rover is located in downtown Kirkland at 111 Central Way.
March Tacoma Science Café
"Urban Watersheds in the Puget Sound Region"
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. - Swiss Restaurant & Pub
Most of us live in the urban areas of the Puget Sound region. Our activities affect the landscape, streams, rivers, lakes, and Puget Sound. At the March Tacoma Science Café, join the Washington State Department of Ecology's Mindy Roberts to explore what science tells us about our impacts, and what can we do to reduce those impacts as a society and as individuals.
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub is located at 1904 Jefferson Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.