WHAT: Modeled after “Science Cafés,” a trend sweeping pubs throughout the country, the Science Center’s “Science on Tap” is the first registered Science Café between Vero Beach and Fort Lauderdale. According to Arrizza, it will be the only place in Palm Beach County where for the price of a cup of coffee, a quality craft beer, or a smooth glass of wine, anyone can come to discuss the latest trends in science and technology with a world-class scientist. With a 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.
“Science on Tap” is a free event, and patrons can enjoy O’Shea’s happy hour specials, which include $1 off well drinks, $3 draft beers, $4 bottle beers and $3 Irish Car Bomb drinks (starting at 7 p.m.). GMOs Exposed will explain genetically modified organisms, their prevalence in food and their potentially harmful effects.
HOW MUCH: FREE!
WHERE: O’Shea’s Irish Pub
WHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
WHO: Michelle Parenti Lewis is a registered and licensed dietician and health coach. Lewis earned her bachelor in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University and her master of science in Human Environmental Science with a major in Human Nutrition from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Lewis has diverse and specialized experience in clinical nutrition, school nutrition and health behavior and promotion. She has a private practice, Diet Balance (http://www.dietbalance.net), where she works with individuals and families for a variety of issues that include weight loss, healthy eating and lifestyle, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, kidney disease, IBS and many more. Diet Balance also provides worksite wellness programs for local businesses with under 100 employees. She is a public speaker, author and educator for Palm Beach State College and the University of Phoenix.
“Science on Tap” is being co-sponsored by the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority.
WHY: With a new mission to “open every mind to science,” the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium features more than 50 hands-on educational exhibits, an 8,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquarium- featuring both local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall and an interactive Everglades exhibit. “Science on Tap” is an opportunity to reach a different science consumer – with a free and exciting presentation looking into the science behind trending topics.
FOR MORE INFO: Please contact the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium at (561) 832 -1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter.org