Science Pub Corvallis offers cool presentations in an informal atmosphere where you can interact with experts and where there are no silly questions. No scientific background is required – just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge!
Held on the second Monday of the month, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Old World Deli, 341 2nd St. in Corvallis, Science Pub is sponsored by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Downtown Corvallis Association and Terra magazine at Oregon State University.
Check out photos from the May 13, 2013 Science Pub. You can also see past Science Pub events (2009-2014) online and listen to the Science Pub podcast, starting with June 2016, Jane Ishmael on Marijuana as Medicine. And if you can’t join us in Corvallis, check out science pubs by OSU-Cascades in Bend and by OMSI in Portland, Hillsboro and Eugene.
November 12: The next Science Pub will be a special event at the Whiteside Theatre. The topic is the “Scientists’ Second Warning to Humanity” and William Ripple, a distinguished professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University will share how society might face the environmental crisis through science.
Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists along with more than 1500 independent researchers, including the majority of living Nobel laureates in the sciences, penned the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.” These concerned professionals called on all people of the world to curtail environmental destruction and cautioned that “a great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it is required if vast human misery is to be avoided.” They expressed concern about current, impending, or potential damage on planet Earth involving ozone depletion, fresh water availability, marine fishery collapses, ocean dead zones, forest loss, biodiversity destruction, climate change and continued human population growth.
Now, with the second warning initiated by Ripple, we look back at the first and evaluate the human response by exploring available time-series data. Since 1992, except for stabilizing the ozone layer, humanity has failed to make sufficient progress in generally solving these foreseen environmental challenges, and alarmingly, most of them are getting far worse.
This event is free, but tickets are required. Parking available at the city hall lot two blocks from the Whiteside.
Due to the continuing popularity of Science Pub, we are implementing a ticketing/RSVP process. Please read the specifics below.
- Limit of two free tickets per person.
- Registration opens three weeks prior to each Science Pub.
- Available on a first-come, first serve basis at the link above or by calling 541-737-4717.
- Advanced registration recommended to guarantee a ticket/seat.
- Only register if you plan on attending, please.
- If plans change, please cancel your reservation via your initial confirmation email or by calling 541-737-4717.
- Walk-ins welcome, but seating will not be guaranteed and is based on availability.
- Register for the Science Pub listserv at Science Pub Corvallis Email List or 541-737-4717.
Science Pub will not be held in December.