Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lunch Break Science

Come on down to the Science Museum of Virginia and get your learn on! It won't cost you more than the gas money to get there (or not, if you bike).

Every Wednesday during lunch (from 12 to 1 pm), the Museum hosts a free lecture. Science Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of fascinating science topics with time for q&a at the end. Last week I learned all about salamanders, sturgeon and the world of mesocosms from Anne Wright of VCU's Life Sciences Outreach Education. It was invigorating to learn something new just for the fun of it. The more we know, the more we can contribute.

Tomorrow's lecture is titled "In-flight Refueling - The Quest to Extend the Range and Endurance of Aircraft" presented by Virginia Aviation Museum Director Mike Boehme. Super interesting! The Science Museum is located at 2500 W Broad St in the city. What a great way to get out of the office for a bit and learn something new. Pre-registration is not required and lunches are BYO. Hope to see you there!

Kristen Ziegler

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