21+ Adult Science Series

The 21+ Science for Adults Series - 2020  

Proving Science Exploration Isn't Just For the Kids

Many thanks to Fleet Science Center for their collaboration in helping the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering co-produce the 21+ series.


Monday, March 9

Suds and Science—Under Pressure: How the body uses force to function

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: TBA
3176 Thorn St
San Diego, CA 92104
Ticket Cost: $5 (plus fees) online, $6 at the door

Sometimes, the most interesting discussions occur over a beer or a glass of your favorite vino. (Bonus points if you can remember what was said the next morning!) That’s the concept behind Suds & Science, a monthly event that brings scientists face-to-face with the general public in a neighborhood bar. Each session kicks off with a short and enlightening presentation, after which the floor is open for discussion between the audience and the speaker.

This month's topic is: Under Pressure: How the Body Uses Force to Function
Aristotle defined five senses: sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch. These are the senses that are most obvious to you but there are so many more! Your body also has many ways of detecting internal stimuli. Some are familiar to you, like balance and proprioception. Others quietly monitor your most important body functions. Whether it be your heartbeat, your churning stomach or your filling bladder, your nervous system detects force and tells the body to react appropriately. The mechanisms behind how this happens are still a new area of study. Dr. Marshall from Scripps Research will tell you about how you feel inside and why it matters to your health. Beer available for purchase. Bring your own favorite dinner!

 


 

Tuesday, March 10

Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar—Climate Change Edition

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Pure Project Brewing
2865 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
Ticket Cost: This event is FREE!
No RSVP required for this event: open to the public.


What sounds like the beginning of a rather bad joke is actually a fun community program by the Fleet Science Center. During Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar®, local scientists will enjoy something we all do: a good conversation in a local bar.
No talk. No presentation. Just simple conversations in a bar.

Join the Fleet Science Center and UC San Diego to learn more about the effects of climate change. Only 24% of respondents in a recent poll said they believe climate change will have a great impact on them. Chat with local experts from UC San Diego to learn about the many obvious and not-so-obvious ways climate change will likely touch all our lives — everything from more extreme natural disasters to health issues, water quality concerns and even financial impacts — and what we can do about it.
Areas of conversation will include:

  • Health impact of climate change
  • Local flood risk and coastal management (Mission Bay)
  • Ocean acidification and its impact on coral reefs
  • Recyclable technologies for energy storage

Thurday, March 12 

Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar—Celebrating Women in STEM Edition

Time: Times vary by location
Location: There are 25 different locations throughout San Diego County participating in this event!
San Diego County, CA Various locations throughout San Diego County
No RSVP required for this event: open to the public.

What sounds like the beginning of a rather bad joke is actually a fun community program by the Fleet Science Center. During Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar®, local scientists will enjoy something we all do: a good conversation in a local bar.

On March 12, we are excited to put a spotlight on all the amazing female scientists and engineers in San Diego as we bring back Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar®—Celebrating Women in STEM Edition.

Join 50 female scientists and engineers in 25 bars all over San Diego County to learn about the amazing work they are doing to make a difference in the world, one research and engineering project at a time. Have a chat with them to find out what a day as a scientist or engineer looks like, or simply ask them anything!

Visit our website for details on locations and times. Times will vary by location!
https://www.rhfleet.org/events/two-scientists-walk-bar


 

Friday, March 13

Pop-Culture Science—The Social Science of Get Out

Time: 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: Comic-Con Museum
2131 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
Tickets: $5 (plus fee) online and $6 at the door
RSVP Required: Yes
RSVP Instructions: This is a ticketed event. Please visit the event website to secure your seat!
https://www.rhfleet.org/events/pop-culture-science-social-science-get-out

Join the Fleet Science Center and the Comic-Con Museum for a sneak peak of the new program series Pop-Culture Science. Pop-Culture Science explores the science behind everything we love about pop-culture, from films, TV shows, comics, books, toys, to fandom and more. Join us on Friday March 13th, for a good Friday the 13th scare, as we watch Get Out. Before the movie, we will hear from Dr. Phillip Serrato from SDSU as he uses Get Out as an example to explain why some horror movies scare us so deeply, why some people seek out horror films and how horror films offer audiences new types of knowledge that can prove disturbing or downright scary.

 


Saturday, March 14

Fleet Night of Science— I Have Pi on My Brain

Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Ticket Cost: General Admission: $20, include one drink ticket
Fleet Members: $15 (with valid Member ID, includes one drink ticket)
Students: $15 (with valid Student ID, includes one drink ticket)
RSVP Required: Yes
RSVP Instructions: This is a ticket event. Please visit the event website to secure your ticket!
https://www.rhfleet.org/events/fleet-night-science

No kids. All fun. Fleet Night of Science is an after-hours event for chic geeks 21+. You get the Science Center all to yourself (no kids allowed!) to explore exhibits, sip cocktails, enjoy snacks, listen to music and get your geek on with science experiments, clever chats and delightfully nerdy experiences. Your ticket gives you access to the Fleet’s exhibits and the evening’s science-infused fun. Food and beverages are available for purchase, and proceeds support the Fleet’s non-profit mission of realizing a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science.

Join us on March 14th for another stimulating adult event at the Fleet Science as we explore Pi and the human brain. Help us create a large piece of Pi art, and create your own Pi art to take home. Test your circular skills with some hula hoops, or, conduct brain surgery. Feeling competitive? Challenge your pals to a game of Spelling Fever and see if you have what it takes to become a member or even the master of the Mindbender Mansion. Play “Guess the Fruit” with Dr. Jiwan Kohli from SDSU and have stimulating conversations with members of the local scientific community. Enjoy the Fleet’s two newest exhibition Mindbender Mansion and Brain—The World Inside Your Head while sipping adult beverages and tapping your foot to some hip tunes.

Adult beverages and food will be available for purchase.

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