Science Pub RVA connects curious citizens and creative scientists over a sip of some sort. No science background is needed. Participants/attendees can just hang out and listen-in, or help create the conversation by asking questions and adding their thoughts and experiences. Science Pub RVA welcomes everyone, encourages curiosity & aspires for conversation. Programs are designed for non-scientists to engage with an interesting topic, connect with a local scientist and enjoy the company of friends & strangers in a relaxing atmosphere.
By far, the most gratifying accolades we receive are comments and notes from people expressing enjoyment and appreciation for having been to a Science Pub RVA event. Other distinctions include:
being selected by NOVA Science Educators as one of 30 organizations nation-wide to partner with them on an innovation café in 2013, and
being invited by The World Science Festival to be their only 2014 Live Partner in Virginia.
Inspired by news of similar opportunities in other cities, science enthusiast and educator Cynthia Gibbs employed her skills to create a citizen-led science café in and for the Richmond community. Science Pub RVA held its first public event in June 2012 and has since engaged more than 1,300 curious minds at 21 public events. Science Pub RVA has collaborated with and presented researchers, educators and practitioners from NASA Langley, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Randolph-Macon College, University of Richmond, Virginia’s Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Series/Program/Event Sponsors Needed
Are you thirsty to connect with people who love to learn and discuss ideas? Enthusiastic about promoting meaningful dialogue in our community? Eager to champion scientific understanding? A little can go a long way. Science Pub RVA welcomes sponsors and hosts for a single event, a small series or a full season of programming.
Don’t be shy. Email email@example.com to learn more.
Science Pub RVA moves about town. Most events have been in the Museum District at The Camel, which we think of as home base. Science Pub events have also taken place in Short Pump’s Keagan’s Irish Pub, Westhover Hills’ Taza Coffee n Crème, Lakeside’s Brookside Grill & Bar, the Capital Ale House in downtown Richmond and The Community Idea Station in North Chesterfield. If you’re interested in hosting a future Science Pub RVA event, email firstname.lastname@example.org to explore the possibility.
Science Pub RVA’s Mission Statement:
Broaden the Richmond citizenry that is informed by science, convinced of its value and engaged with its applications.
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