Friday, August 17, 2007
All the best scientific discussions happen over a beer (just look to the Bayblab podcast for proof), but they don't have to occur just between scientists. In an effort to make science more accessible and increase public understanding of science, there's a program called Science Cafes (think Let's Talk Science for the pub set). Modelled after the British Cafe Scientifique, this program lets the general public engage in scientific discussion, ask questions, participate in debate and generally educate themselves on the latest science issues, all in an informal setting. Unfortunately the Canadian version doesn't seem to have been very active in the past couple of months - the last one in Ottawa was June 12. Maybe the Bayblab crew should host one (and podcast it, of course).