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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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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July 16. Special Event ST&T: A Moonwalk to Celebrate the Moon Landing.

July 16. 845 pmBeltline at Fourth Ward Skatepark and King of Pops Window. There is street parking on North Highland Ave and a garage on Elizabeth Ave. Aim your GPS toward: 830 Willoughby Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 50 years ago man landed on the moon. Let’s take a walk on the night of the Full Moon (and 50 years from the day the Apollo mission launched toward the moon) and learn about our closest celestial neighbor. Join us for a special edition ST&T held in conjunction with our partners: the Atlanta Science Festival and their “Month of the Moon” festival. Our speaker will be: Scott Harris, Staff Planetary Geologist,… Read More

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July – Science Tails & Trails – Birding: Modern Day Dino Hunting

July 13, Noon. Rose Circle Park July’s ST&T will focus on “Birding: aka Dinosaur Hunting” hosted by Jason Ward . Jason Ward is a birder, writer, and Outreach Coordinator for the National Audubon Society. Born and raised in The Bronx, NYC, his love for wildlife began at a young age when he fell in love with dinosaurs. This infatuation provided him with an escape from childhood obstacles. Now, he gets to share his love for modern-day dinosaurs with the public, in his web series; “Birds of North America”. Jason’s mission is to change the way the public views wildlife, and to blaze a trail for future generations of children growing up… Read More

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Aug 22: Volunteer Interest Meeting

Aug 22. Manuel’s Tavern, Eagles Nest Room, 602 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta. 7-10pm. Are you an enthusiastic scientist or friend of science? Do you want to be more involved? Do you like volunteering? Do you like to drink beer? If you answered yes to at least one of those questions, come join us to learn more about Science for Georgia. If you want to be a part of Science for Georgia, and can’t make it to Manuel’s, please email us. We need your help.

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