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Beer Chemistry

Beer Chemistry

Philadelphia, PA
Explore the science behind your favorite suds! Sample delicious beer and food pairings as Yards brewers and Monell sensory scientists demonstrate the science behind some of our favorite combinations. Try on a pair of ‘beer goggles’ and see how alcohol affects the human body.
Friday, May 2 2014 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

The Magical Mushroom: How a Little Spore Can Save the World

The Magical Mushroom: How a Little Spore Can Save the World

Philadelphia, PA
Can mushrooms save the world? Famed mycologist Paul Stamets thinks so! Join us to learn about the incredible restorative potential of mushrooms for both people and the planet and stay after the talk to sample a selection of mushroom varieties with local growers.
Friday, May 2 2014 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

Cure You or Kill You: 19th Century Medical Science & Quackery

Cure You or Kill You: 19th Century Medical Science & Quackery

Philadelphia, PA
Do you feel lucky? Play the ultimate game of life during this after-dark tour of Laurel Hill and attempt to navigate the medical treatments of the 19th century. If you have the ailment, we have the cure, just cross your fingers and hope you survive it!
Thursday, May 1 2014 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Science Storytelling: Higher Planes

Science Storytelling: Higher Planes

Philadelphia, PA
What inspires you to reach for the stars? Produced in collaboration with First Person Arts and Story Collider, you’ll hear from 5 storytellers as they share a tale about how science made a difference, affected them, or changed them on a personal and emotional level and inspired them to strive for...
Thursday, May 1 2014 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

DIY Science: Fermentation

DIY Science: Fermentation

Philadelphia, PA
Taste, sip, and ferment at Philly’s authentic, gourmet cheese mecca -Di Bruno Brothers. Discover how bacteria and yeast turn grapes into wine and milk into cheese, and create your very own fermentation experiment to bring home.
Thursday, May 1 2014 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Educator Workshop: Math in K-12/Higher Education Partnerships

Educator Workshop: Math in K-12/Higher Education Partnerships

Philadelphia, PA
Eager to incorporate activities that make math relevant to your students in real world contexts? Dr. Idris Stovall, who regularly collaborates with Egyptian colleagues to build K-12/Higher Ed partnerships around mathematics, will reflect on his experiences and showcase activities and curricula de...
Thursday, May 1 2014 4:30 PM 6:30 PM

Sleep: A Bedtime Story

Sleep: A Bedtime Story

Philadelphia, PA
What is sleep and why do you need it? What happens when you don’t get enough sleep? Enter the world of dreams and hear experts explain where your mind really goes once you’ve fallen asleep.
Wednesday, April 30 2014 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Playing With Numbers: How Math Can Help You Win

Playing With Numbers: How Math Can Help You Win

Philadelphia, PA
Your friends will call you the ‘wizard of odds’ after attending this special game night. Pick-up a few simple math tips and tricks to enhance your skills - for the casino, family game night, and even your fantasy football league.
Wednesday, April 30 2014 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

To Veg or Not to Veg?: The Science Behind Vegetarianism

To Veg or Not to Veg?: The Science Behind Vegetarianism

Philadelphia, PA
If you go vegetarian, do you save your wallet? Your health? The world? Just your own peace of mind? Explore the science of vegetarianism from the nutritional and cost-saving benefits to the wide-ranging psychological perspectives and effects on climate change.
Wednesday, April 30 2014 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

I Love My Science Job

I Love My Science Job

Philadelphia, PA
Not all science jobs take place in the lab! Get a 360° view of the diverse job opportunities within the science and technology industries and hear from entrepreneurs, journalists, public relations professionals and researchers who have one thing in common: they all love their jobs. Lab tours begi...
Wednesday, April 30 2014 4:00 PM 7:00 PM
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