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What do “Science Pubs” do?

Well, first “a scientist walks into a bar...,” but it's no joke because that scientist will inspire people just like you at Science Pub RVA events - discussions, maybe over a few brews - certainly among curious people, folks who'd like to know about “real” science–the kind that’s all around us all the time–stuff that will amaze you and where there’s no such thing as a dumb question.

It starts at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at The Camel located at 1621 West Broad.

This free event kicks off Science Pub RVA. Inspired by an initiative of NOVA, the iconic, long-running PBS program that covers science just the way you like it, and specifically NOVA Science Cafés, which have spread worldwide.

NOVA Science Cafés encouraged Richmonder Cynthia Gibbs to be the spark plug for Science Pub RVA. At its events, as Cynthia puts it: “Attendees can choose to just hang back and listen or join in the conversation.”

The June 5th conversation will feature Dr. Mark Reimers of the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics at VCU who will explore the topic “Human Genesis: What Evolution Tells Us about the Human Condition.”

Yep. That’s a mouthful. But you will, as Science Pub RVA’s motto puts it, “absorb something.”

Come ready to be amazed. Come with your questions. But most importantly come... come with your curiosity.

We’ll make history. Be a part of the first Science Pub RVA public event. It’s free, but online reservations are requested. Please do that at Science Pub RVA’s facebook page.

If you would like to know more or have questions, contact Cynthia Gibbs, Science Pub RVA Coordinator.

Discover more stories like this at Science Matters.