Science Café Events in Sacramento Region for January 2017

“Milking Alfalfa For All It’s Worth:
The Role of Agriculture in Bird Conservation”
Wednesday, Jan. 4th, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
World of Wonders Science Museum
2 North Sacramento Street, Lodi
Wine/beer cash bar and food truck on site

Join your host Nick Gray, Education Director at the WOW, for an evening learning experience in Lodi!  We all know happy cows come from California, but it takes nearly 600,000 acres of alfalfa to keep them that way!  It’s not just the state’s 2 million dairy cows that rely on those land and water resources, though.  Learn from Audubon California’s Khara Strum about what happy cows and migratory birds have in common, including the potential impacts of recent groundwater legislation.  For a preview, be sure to tune into Capital Public Radio’s Insight With Beth Ruyak program on Tuesday, January 3rd at 9am or the rebroadcast at 7pm.

As always, SCIENCE NIGHT LIVE has a cash bar for beer and wine purchases and a food truck for dinner and snacks, so you won’t go thirsty or hungry throughout the evening!

Contact the museum for directions and more information at 209.368.0969 or nick[at]wowsciencemuseum[dot]org.


“Tools of The Pornithologist: Using Robots to Spy on the Sex Lives of Birds”
Davis Science Café
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
G Street WunderBar
228 G St, Davis, California 95616
Complimentary soft drinks courtesy UCD Department of Math and Physical Sciences

Each month, Professor Jared Shaw with the UC Davis Department of Chemistry hosts the Davis Science Café, featuring scientists who are studying some of today’s cutting edge topics. This month’s guest is Dr. Gail Patricelli from the UC Davis Department of Evolution and Ecology, who studies the sexual selection of birds. Invite a friend, and get here early to grab a seat at G Street Wunderbar. Let’s drink to science!

Contact Professor Jared Shaw more information, at or


“Chemical Tinker Toys
Sacramento Science Distilled
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Old Ironsides
1901 10th St. Sacramento
21+ event, FREE TO ATTEND

Come to Sacramento’s Science Distilled series! You’ll hear a short, idea-centered talk from a local expert in the sciences. After the talk, we’ll have a lively discussion that brings science into context for everyday life.

December’s topic- Chemical Tinker Toys.

Our speakers will be Dr. Jared Shaw and Dr. Annaliese Franz of UC Davis Chemistry.



“Zika Virus and Other Public Health Crises
UC Davis CTSC Science Café
Thursday, January 26th, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Old Soul Co.
3434 Broadway, Sacramento

The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) continues its new science café series in Sacramento! For more information, please contact Fatima Malik at ftmalik[at]ucdavis[dot]edu.


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