Science on Tap
Monthly Science and Technology Presentations and Discussions
Join the Colorado Springs Science Center for Science on Tap every 2nd Monday of the month at Jack Quinn’s in downtown Colorado Springs. Presenters begin at 6:30 pm with food and drink available beginning at 6:00 pm. A wide variety of fascinating topics are presented by local scientists for informal discussion, and the relaxed atmosphere encourages anyone and everyone to come explore the latest ideas in science and technology. From practical to theoretical, the presentations and group interactions provide a fun and interesting way to gain an understanding of the world around us.
Monday, May 9th 2016
Learning About Climate Science
Presented By Daniel Edelson, Ph.D.
Regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum, it’s hard to dispute that it is critically important for young people to understand climate science. Join science education researcher Daniel Edelson as he shares the lessons learned through 20 years of research in science education. In his interactive presentation, he will teach a lesson on climate that is probably nothing like what you experienced in any of your science classes. Then he will discuss the theories of motivation and learning behind the approach to teaching science that he has incorporated into textbooks for middle and high school.
Come learn about both climate and education!
Daniel Edelson, Ph.D., is the executive director BSCS, a national center for research and development in science education located in Colorado Springs. He came to BSCS in 2015 from the National Geographic Society, where he was Vice President for Education from 2007 to 2014. Prior to National Geographic, he was a professor of education at Northwestern University for 15 years. Over the course of his career, Dr. Edelson has conducted research on teaching and learning, developed textbooks and educational software, and worked with teachers and policy makers to improve environmental science, earth science, and geography education.
Science on Tap is a free event and reservations are not required; however, you’ll need to pay for any drinks and food. Jack Quinn’s is located downtown at 21 S. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903.
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