Science Café

Hosted by: Kaleideum and Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University

Science Cafés offer you a chance to learn from a regional scientist. These free, informal programs are co-sponsored by Kaleideum and Reynolda Gardens.

March Science Café

Date: 7 pm, Tuesday, March 6

Topic: How Habitat for Bees Helps Other Wildlife & Our Watersheds

Learn a little about the diversity of native bees in our region and their habitat needs. Native plants that support bees also support other wildlife, including butterflies, birds, and mammals (including people!), plus help keep our watersheds healthy.

Free and open to the public. No registration required. Teachers will receive certificate of attendance for CEU.

Speaker: Dr. Nancy Lee Adamson, Ecologist, Xerces Society and USDA NRCS

Location: Kaleideum North

April Science Café

Date: 7 pm, April 3

Topic: The Epic History of Human Skin

The entirety of human evolutionary history is written on our skin. Walking upright, catching lice, and spreading around the world, our human ancestors faced many new environments that shaped the beautiful range of skin color we see today.

Speaker: Dr. Ellen Quillen, Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine, WFUBMH

Location: Kaleideum North

Free and open to the public. No registration. Teachers will receive certificate of attendance for CEU.

May Science Café

Date: 7 pm, May 1

Topic: Mars!

In 2003, Mars made its closest approach to the Earth in 60,000 years at a mere 34.6 million miles. At the end of July this year, it will be almost as close, only 35.8 million miles! We’ll catch up with the spacecraft currently in operation on and around Mars, and talk a bit about this year’s close encounter.

Speaker: Bruce Gavett, member of the Forsyth Astronomical Society and Kaleideum Astronomy Educator

Location: Kaleideum North

Free and open to the public. No registration required. Teachers will receive certificate of attendance for CEU.

 

For more information, contact Kelli Isenhour at kisenhour@kaleideum.org.