The Bell Museum's Café Scientifique provides a happy hour program for adults that brings research from the University of Minnesota and beyond into some of the Twin Cities' most unique and atmospheric bars and restaurants.
Each monthly gathering explores science and natural history from distinct and surprising viewpoints, drawing connections between scientific research, culture, environment and everyday life.
Tuesday, May 21, 6 p.m. Doors open, 7 p.m. Program begins
Bryant Lake Bowl, Cost $5-$12. Tickets available at the door or available online. Call (612) 825-8949 for reservations.
Sulfide mining—extracting copper, nickel, and other metals from sulfide ores, is coming to northeastern Minnesota, but environmental groups warn that the risks are much different from Minnesota’s traditional iron ore mining. Several companies are currently exploring mineral deposits, developing mine proposals, and working through the environmental review process in areas along the southern edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), and new advances in technology are promising to make sulfide mining a hot-button topic this legislative session.
We know where to go to hear what environmentalists and mining companies have to say, but what about a scientific perspective? Dr. Paul Weiblen, professor emeritus in Geology at the University of Minnesota and an associate of the Minnesota Geological Survey, offers a broad and accessible view on the geology, value, and concerns surrounding precious metal deposits in northern Minnesota.
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Café Scientifique currently meets at Bryant Lake Bowl.
Bryant Lake Bowl (Uptown area of Minneapolis)
810 West Lake Street
Get directions and learn more at bryantlakebowl.com.
Café Scientifique Around The World
Across the country and around the globe, adults who share an interest in scientific research are gathering in pubs and coffee houses for informal discussions on relevant and often provocative scientific topics. Science Cafés and Café Scientifique events are a chance for adults to exchange opinions and ideas about science and related issues.
International Café Scientifique Website