Introducing: Science for Georgia

Science for Georgia was created in the wake of the March for Science movement to spread curiosity and a love of science to everyone throughout this beautiful state. We at Science for Georgia want to evolve and encourage responsible use of science in policy making. To do that, we need your help. We are so excited to announce that we are becoming a non-profit! We will continue coordinating with March for Science at the national and global level to provide a platform for advocating responsible use of evidence in policy-making. Gaining 501(c)(3) status helps us use your donations more efficiently to bring you even more great events throughout the year.… Read More

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Oct 20: EV Caravan to Ray Day

Oct 20. 1-6PM 1:00 – EVs will rally at Georgia Power HQ, 241 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 303082:30 – Caravan will proceed to Serenbe. 10960 Hutcheson Ferry Rd, Chattahooche Hills, GA 302683:00-6:00 – Enjoy Ray Day! The Ray and it’s partners invite you to Georgia’s Second Annual EV Caravan. Drive The Ray, show your support for the highway of the future, and end the day at Ray Day. Ray Day is a free, fun for everyone annual event in Serenbe GA. Learn more and register

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Oct 12 ST&T: Nature’s Medicine Chest

Oct 12. Rose Circle Park. Noon. Please remember water, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes. We are walking about a mile. Rain Plan: Meet at Monday Night Garage (right next to park) Of the nearly 400,000 plants on Earth, around 28,000 of them are used in traditional medicine. Each plant tissue is rich in secondary metabolites: a chemical language that allows plants to communicate with other organisms in their ecosystem, defend themselves from harm, and entice pollinators and seed dispersers. Our guest speaker will discuss how this language impacts human pathogens, including antibiotic resistant bacteria, and how these may be leveraged to fuel the development of new medical therapies in the future.… Read More

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Sept 27: Global Climate Action Symposium

Kendeda Building, Georgia Tech (map)September 27, 2019 · 9 AM – 6 PM Science For Georgia will have a booth at the Global Climate Action Symposium. Stop by and say hello! The Global Climate Action Symposium will bring together a wide range of experts to showcase climate change engagement by local student activists, scientists and engineers, business and policy experts, and artists. Jointly sponsored by Georgia Tech and six European consulates during European Climate Diplomacy Week, the event will be held in the brand new Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, where guests can learn about how the building will produce more energy than it uses, collect and recycle water for its… Read More

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Sept 29: SciCycle – Science Scavenger Hunt at Streets Alive

The overall Event:Atlanta Streets Alive: SouthwestSunday, September 29, 20192:30 PM to 6:30 PMAlong Ralph David Abernathy Blvd Science for Georgia is a partner with Science ATL and will have a stop along their Sci-Cycle route at Atlanta Streets Alive! Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is activating Atlanta Streets Alive – Southwest. A fun day to engage the community by closing the streets to cars and letting people walk, roll, bike and play. Come visit our stop, and join Sci-Cycle Scavenger Hunt. Look for the Sci-Cycle logo at various spots along the route, register, and grab a map to guide you as you compete for fun prizes as part of this curiosity driven… Read More

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Oct 22: SciTober Fest

Science for Georgia, Atlanta WIE, and Atlanta AWIS are hosting the inaugural Fall S&T Mixer. Highland Inn & Ballroom Lounge. Oct 22. 6-9pm This mixer will be a place where Scientists, Technologist, Engineers, Mathematicians, and friends can mix, mingle, network, and discuss S&T related issues. Partner organizations will be there to provide information on how you can join them in their specific efforts.

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Sept 14 ST&T: Trees Atlanta

Sept 14. Rose Circle Park. Noon. Rain Plan: Meet at Monday Night Garage (right next to park) Enjoy fresh air, new city views, fascinating Atlanta history, and every season of horticulture interest! Come walk the Atlanta BeltLine with an expertly trained Trees Atlanta Docent, Alison Mawle, and learn firsthand about Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. The walking tour will explore the Westside Trail with a strong focus on the horticultural collections and interesting facts about different segments of the Atlanta BeltLine. A walking tour of the Atlanta BeltLine is the best way to see the progress and be active at the same time! Wear: Comfortable shoes and clothing.Bring: drinking water, bug spray,… Read More

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Partner Event: Aug 24. PLARN Party

Sat Aug 24. 12-5. Spruill Center for the Arts. Room 4. 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338. Join the Whale Shark Project and the Atlanta Knitting Guild by making PLARN (plastic yarn). You’ll help create the skin of the Whale Shark Project sculpture, have free snacks and talk about solutions to plastic pollution =) This event is free and open to all, you can come whenever you’d like. Bring your friends and kids. Please share! Also if you have some plastic bags that you don’t use, bring them! Learn More.

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Aug 10 ST&T. Return to Panama: A Frog’s Journey

Aug 10. Rose Circle Park. Noon. Rain Plan: Meet at Monday Night Garage (right next to park) August’s Science Tales and Trails will focus on amphibians. Amphibians have been both predators and prey since before the dinosaurs, so modern ecosystems rely heavily on their booming populations and constant insect management.  They are also important indicators of the health of their ecosystems: their permeable skin makes them particularly sensitive to changes in their environments, so they react sooner than other species to problems that threaten us all.  This makes the recent extinctions of over 200 amphibian species particularly concerning; in fact, scientists now predict we may lose nearly half of all… Read More

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