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Special Science Café will explore the OHIO Museum Complex

From Staff Reports | Feb 14, 2019

What do creativity, fossils, plants in outer space, ecotourism, augmented reality, local biodiversity, zoo-archaeology, biofuels and wellness have in common? All are topics pursued by faculty and students involved in the OHIO Museum Complex. Using exhibitions, outdoor programming and interactive learning laboratories, members of this diverse team engage in place-based learning in southeastern Ohio and beyond.

The OHIO Museum Complex collaborates with the Kennedy Museum of Art on the Ridges Green, connecting science and the environment with creativity and everyday life. Transdisciplinary exhibits and programs are dedicated to interactive exploration of contemporary issues. The teaching museum model enhances science literacy and promotes health and well-being for the Ohio University community, as well as the greater community in southeastern Ohio and throughout the region.

Join us for a discussion of the OHIO Museum Complex and interact with faculty and students from across the campus as they demonstrate the art and science of collaboration. The Café will be held at 5 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 20, in the Baker Center Front Room.

As part of the Café, presenters will discuss upcoming programs, including a glimpse into the mAppAthens project, a web-based app for outdoor exploration.

Science Cafés are part of Ohio University’s Café Series, Wednesdays at the Baker Center Front Room. The series provides a venue for students to informally share their interests during a conversational exchange with faculty presenters, staff and the Athens community.

Free coffee is offered to the first 50 attendees, and participants who ask questions can win a free t-shirt.

The series is supported by the Ohio University Research Division and Sigma Xi.

For more information about the series, visit https://www.ohio.edu/sciencecafe. The series is supported by the Ohio University Research Division.