Meet A Scientist: December

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DEC 8 | 1-4PM

Included in General Admission | Current science gets up close and personal at Meet a Scientist. This program, held on the second Saturday of the month, features local scientists who share their research and knowledge with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Meet a Scientist exclusively features professionals who are OMSI Science Communication Fellows.


December 8 Topics

Come meet Sally, George, Annie, Sydney, Ben, Cara, and Katie!

  • Explore the depths of the ocean as you discover new species of squid with Annie
  • Join Ben and learn about how different factors in the environment may impact the risk of tick-borne illnesses in humans
  • Learn about coral reefs by building your own alongside Katie, and see if they can survive the rising ocean temperatures
  • Meet George and explore the amazing world of fungiphytes and the medicinal secrets they hold
  • Join Sydney to learn an unconventional way to study the dangers of radiation on astronauts
  • Explore what ocean mud can tell us about past conditions and events on Earth with Cara
  • Meet Sally and see how wind creates currents and turbulence down deep below the surface of the ocean