Tuesday, March 18, 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.), Bryant Lake Bowl
Tickets: $5-$12, will be available online or at the door, cash bar and food available for purchase
Minnesota farmer and philosopher Tony Thompson, who notably appeared in Bell Museum's Emmy award winning documentaries Troubled Waters and Minnesota: A History of the Land, will be headlining March's Café Scientifique. In acknowledgement of agriculture scientist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and University of Minnesota alumnus Dr. Norman Borlaug's 100th birthday, Thompson will be sharing his insights into the Green Revolution "2.0", including his expert perspective on contentious industrial-scale GMO crops such as soybeans and corn, and the conservation ethic in modern technological agriculture.
In 2011, Thompson was awarded a Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture.
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.
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
From September through May, Café Scientifique meets at Bryant Lake Bowl.
Bryant Lake Bowl (Uptown area of Minneapolis)
810 West Lake Street
Get directions and learn more at bryantlakebowl.com.