Science Café Events in Sacramento Region for June 2017


“Biology in Space: Exploring the Microbiome”
Sacramento Science Distilled
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Streets Pub and Grub
1804 J St. Sacramento
21+ event, FREE TO ATTEND

Join us for Sac Science Distilled- You’ll hear short, idea-centered talks from local experts in the sciences. After the talk, we’ll have a lively discussion that brings science into context for everyday life.

Our speakers this month will be Dr. David Coil (UC Davis Microbiology) and Julia DesMarines (Chabot Space and Science Center).

Dr. Coil’s research spans many projects in Dr. Jonathan Eisen’s lab at Davis, including studying how microbes compete in space compared to on earth. He also created a game to learn about the microbes in human bodies, called Gut Check: The Microbiome Game.

Julia DeMarines is an Astrobiologist and science communicator. Currently she is a science instructor at the Chabot Space and Science Center. In her free time she curates and runs an occasional space outreach event called Space in your Face!

“Planetary Connections:
How Earth Teaches Us About Other Worlds

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
6:00 – 7:30 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!  With all the past and current NASA missions exploring our solar system and beyond, is it possible to learn about distant astronomical objects by studying our own backyard?  At the World of Wonders Science Museum’s next SCIENCE NIGHT LIVE , NASA Solar System Ambassador Jayce Pearson will fill you in on how our own planet teaches us about other worlds.

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.



“Family Values: Some Lessons From the Rest of Life”
Davis Science Café
Wednesday, June 14th, 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 Professor Rick Grosberg from the UC Davis Department of Evolution and Ecology who studies the evolution of cooperation among groups of genes, cells, and individuals. 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



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