Science on Tap

science on tap logoWe’re exploring the space where science and culture intersect, and we’re doing it over drinks.

Grab a brew (or root-brew!) and meet us online OR onsite. This Carpenter lecture series features some of the best minds in science. From the sensation of being hugged by an octopus to quantum mechanics, Science on Tap looks to answer questions you never knew you had!

Upcoming Lectures
James Baldes"Land Rematriation and Tribal Buffalo Restoration"
James Baldes, Tribal Buffalo Program Manager at National Wildlife Federation and Executive Director of Wind River Tribal Buffalo Initiative

When bison were nearly exterminated from the U.S. and tribes forced onto reservations, colonial land use systems were imposed to break up communal ownership and privatize reservation lands. Productive river bottoms were opened to homesteading by settlers and pioneers to promote agriculture and livestock production. Today, there is a paradigm shift towards more holistic land use and keystone species restoration. Through acquisition of these privatized properties for buffalo habitat, the lands are being restored and ultimately transferred into Trust status, returning the land to tribes and reservations as a whole.


Date and Time

Thursday, November 10, 2022
6-7:00 p.m. Onsite social hour
7-8:00 p.m. Lecture

Cost and Tickets

Onsite: FREE for Sustainer+ members, $5 members, $10 non-members
Virtual: Free for members, $5 non-members, $20 groups of 10+*

Tickets on sale soon.

*Sustainer+ members and groups of 10+ must purchase tickets by calling reservations at 414-278-2728.

Past Events
  • September 23, 2022William W. Fitzhugh - "Narwhal"
  • May 19, 2022 - John Hawks - "Discovering Human Ancestors in the Caves of South Africa"
  • February 24, 2022 - Jingmai O'Connor - "The Evolution of Dinosaurian Flight"
  • October 21, 2021Corey Jaskolski - "Exploring the Deep"
  • April 29, 2021 - Thor Hanson - "Common Wonders"
  • February 18, 2021Robin Wall Kimmerer - "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants"
  • October 22, 2020Nalini M. Nadkarni - "Tapestry Thinking: Weaving the Threads of Rainforests and Humans"
  • January 16, 2020 -  Dr. Jo Handelsman  -  "Soil: A Precious Resource Under Threat"
  • October 17, 2019 - Dr. Cheryl Y. Hayashi - "Secrets of Spider Webs"
  • April 11, 2019Dr. Mark Siddall  - "Toxic Tales Through Time"
  • February 21, 2019 - Corey Jaskolski - "Technology for Exploration"
  • November 15, 2018 - Dr. Merlin Tuttle -  "The Incredible World of Bats — Why We Need Them"
  • March 29, 2018 -  Dr. Takeshi Inomata - "Clues to the Origins of Maya Civilization Revealed"
  • November 2, 2017 - Dr. Justin Vandenbroucke - "Neutrino Astronomy at the South Pole"
  • September 28, 2017Mary Roach -  "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War"
  • April 27, 2017Jennifer Casey - "The Nature of Slow Food"
  • March 16, 2017 - Michael E. Mann, PhD - "The Madhouse Effect"

And more!

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