As the snow melts, flowers begin to blossom, and days get longer, we are reminded that spring is around the corner. Every year, a staple of spring for many of us has been attending Pint of Science, and I am happy to say this year will be no different!
Now in its fifth year, Pint of Science is an international science festival that brings research outside the boundaries of academia, into speaker series at bars. For 2020, Pint of Science is going online, so instead of heading down to your favorite pub – stay home, and the science will come to you!
In addition to being online, the festival is shaking things up with new features.
ICYMI, here are 4-reasons to attend this year’s Pint of Science:
- Everyone can attend!
Traditionally, Pint of Science events have been limited to cites, being online means anyone, anywhere can attend the same event. For the first time, Canadians from coast-to-coast will be able to enjoy a Pint of Science together.
- All-Ages Events
That’s right – 2020 marks the launch of Pint of Milk, for all ages. At 3:30 pm EST, grab a snack (maybe a cookie to go with your pint of milk) and tune in with the whole family. And later, when the kids are in bed at 8 pm EST, tune in for Pint of Science!
- A little something for everyone
With so many events, you are sure to find something that suits your fancy. Whether you are interested in astronomy, chemistry, ecology, paleontology, seismology, or many things in between – Pint of Science has got your back. Being online also means you can sample different events in one night.
- Amazing speakers
I saved the best for last; this year’s speakers are indeed a who’s who of Canadian Science, and they are from all over Canada. From climate scientist Dr. Katherine Hayhoe to Sebastien Jones of the Yellowstone Conservation Initiative, they are experts in a vast array of fields.
My personal favorite is Astronaut Dave Williams.
Fun fact: he holds the Canadian record for total number of spacewalks!
Check out the full list of amazing speakers here.
Pint of Science Canada starts tonight (May 11) and lasts until May 13. Click here for the full program. Cheers!
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