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think + drink (science)

On the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 pm, we transform the Bishop Planetarium into a forum for discussions at think + drink (science), a place where you can grab a beer or a glass of wine (or a soft drink) and learn about cutting-edge science in a relaxed, informal setting. Typically our "expert du jour" gives a short presentation on the topic of the month, and then opens the floor for questions and discussion. Drinks and bar snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring food.

think + drink (science) Details:

  • Cost: Museum Members - $3, Non-members - $5
  • Refreshments: Beer, wine, soft drinks and snack available for purchase.
  • Tickets: Paid reservations required; please purchase tickets online using the links below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113 .
  • Seating: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis; please arrive promptly. Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).

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Upcoming think + drink (science) programs:

think + drink (science)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 7:00 PM

“Alligators: Making Sense of Their 6 Senses” with Master Naturalist Wayne Douchkoff

All puns intended! Seriously, If you are in awe of, amazed by and attracted to alligators, make sure you don't have a fatal attraction. Wayne will share his journey from absolute, hair standing on end, fear of alligators to a layman's understanding of alligator fact and fiction. Wayne will discuss how we think alligators use their senses to survive and thrive as a species. Viewing alligator behavior from nature's perspective is one goal of this presentation. Ensuring you are not a finalist for this year's Darwin Awards is another goal! Make no mistakes about it; alligators are dangerous but understanding their biology and behavior brings an appreciation for the beauty of these prehistoric beasts.

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think + drink (science)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:00 PM
“Frogs of Madagascar – A Conservation Journey”

Ever dream of working in a biodiversity hotspot?  Join Devin Edmonds, Conservation Program Manager at the Lemur Conservation Foundation, as he shares his lifelong fascination with frogs and toads.  Then follow him through his six-year journey in Andasibe, Madagascar, helping a small community group establish the country’s first conservation breeding station for endangered amphibians.

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think + drink (science)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:00 PM
“Are You Weather Ready? Preparing for Extreme Weather, Water, and Climate Events” 

With storm season on the way, we’ll be a step ahead with Incident Meteorologist Rick Davis.   Join us as he shares experience and insights from his nearly 20 years with the National Weather Service, partnering with communities as they respond to the many challenges weather can bring. 

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think + drink (science)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:00 PM

“Archaeology of the Florida Gulf Coast”

Go beyond the galleries with Dr. Uzi Baram, Professor of Anthropology, New College of Florida.  Reflecting his wide-ranging interests in archaeology, anthropology, history, culture and travel, Dr. Baram will share his research experience in our region, exploring the ongoing connection between the past and the present.

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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, 
Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.