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Science on Tap

Science on Tap is a program geared towards adults to discuss and learn about science in an informal setting. Each event will feature a new presenter and topic.

See below for upcoming presentations.

January 18  6:00pm

Helena's Watershed: Improving, Maintaining, and Protecting our Natural Resources

Jennifer McBroom & Erin Farris-Olsen
Lake Helena Watershed Group & Montana Watershed Group

Lake Helena’s watershed is an important resource to all of Lewis and Clark County’s residents. This Science on Tap will explore our watershed and its importance to our Helena community.

February 21  6:00 PM

The Wilderness Below

Amanda Hagerty
Montana Wilderness Association

Often seen as dark, damp, and scary, caves are portals to the past and laboratories of the future. Learn about these underground labyrinths (including local area caves) and the benefits they provide, including habitat, solitude, and scientific discovery. 

March 21  6:00 PM

The Point Where Art Breaks Through Science

Ryan Hannahoe
Montana Learning Center & The Helena Astronomical Society

Have you ever looked up at the sky at night and wondered what was hidden deep in the cosmos? In this Science on Tap we will uncover some of the mysteries in beauty of the universe.

April 19  6:00 PM

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Their Current Uses and Potential Future in Montana

Jen Fowler
Office of Autonomous Aerial Systems, The University of Montana

The relative simplicity and cost of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) provide an attractive entry point for universities and small business entrepreneurs. However, despite the economic potential UAS represent, they largely remain technology in search of problems to solve and they still face numerous regulatory, logistical, technical, and engineering barriers. There is a statewide effort in Montana underway to overcome the aforementioned barriers to deployment of UAS and we will discuss this effort at Science on Tap.

Must be 21 + to participate. Please note that this is an adults-only program and there is NO admission fee.  Beer and wine available for sale. 

Generous support provided by:
Ellen & Eric Feaver
The Treacy Foundation

Additional support provided by:
Morrison and Maierle
MDU Resources Foundation

for more information:

Sara Feilzer, Community Outreach & Education Director