New Hampshire now has 4 monthly science cafes, in Nashua, Manchester, Portsmouth and Lebanon (Update: almost 5 of them)
Posted by David Brooks | Friday, October 11, 2013
When Dan Marcek of Brookline and Sarah Eck of Hopkinton started Science Cafe New Hampshire in 2011, they weren’t looking to create a little bit of informed public discussion based on science – they wanted to generate a whole ton of it.
Two and a half years later, they have succeeded. Largely because of the success of our Science Cafe (first in Concord and now in Nashua) there are now four public science discussions being held in New Hampshire bars each month.
Yes, four: On Nov. 5, SEE science center museum in Manchester will launch the newest cafe: It's called Science on Tap, at Shashkeen Pub, 909 Elm St., Manchester Free monthly discussions on topics from sustainable seafood to psychobiology to the science of chocolate, which I’ll predict right now will draw the biggest crowd.
Combined with the monthly Science Pub in Lebanon (sponsored by Dartmouth College) and Science Cafe in Portsmouth (a UNH effort), not to mention our own Science Cafe NH (next one is next week: Oct. 16, about genetically modified organisms), it means you can attend four discussions about science every month within a 90-minute drive.
UPDATE: There is almost another one: Plymouth State University sponsored a one-time cafe on Sept. 15, about methods and technologies to monitor rives and streams. They haven't scheduled another one yet, but if they do then we'll have FIVE, for crying out loud.
No bad for the Granite State. Geeky State might be more like it.