Science Café: The Science of Biodiversity

Join the "Science Buzz" for an animated discussion and happy hour about the science of biodiversity with experts in the field.

How many different types of species are there on this planet? How do we use and sustain them? What do we still need to know about this topic?

Learn the answers to these questions and more by attending this interactive discussion, sponsored by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and featuring these authors:

Play! Catan: Oil Springs of Catan

Back by popular demand! Celebrate World Environment Day by trying out the brand-new scenario for Settlers of Catan:  “Catan: Oil Springs.”  New resources and new rules put a spin on the classic board game, Settlers of Catan (by Klaus Teuber).


Will you create tremendous growth and exacerbate climate change, destroying the island of Catan, in the name of winning? Can you win without ruining the island? Players will debate these issues while enjoying spirited competition.


Healthy Plate Cookoff


Watch My AAPI Plate video, a collaboration between the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the First Lady’s Let’s Move! Initiative, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The video features a healthy-cooking demonstration by White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford and Chef Ming Tsai, who show that preparing Asian American and Pacific Islander dishes can be both healthy and traditional. 

Join the Koshland Science Museum for a culinary adventure featuring healthy and delicious meals!

Science Trivia

Don't miss out on the Science Trivia Night, sponsored by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences! Test your brainpower and see if you can outwit your friends and new acquaintances by knowing everything--or almost everything--about current scientific issues. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

Submit your question in advance – ten questions will be chosen from those sent in via email or the Koshland Science Museum's Facebook community.

Sakura Nights

Miraikan, Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, [] joins the Koshland to present a celebration of science and cherry blossoms!

The annual celebration of the blooming of cherry blossoms provides us with an opportunity to consider phenology, the recurring cycle of animal and plant life stages. Phenological observations can give us insight into larger patterns affecting different species.

Science Cafe: The Science of Sleep

Join the "Science Buzz" for an animated discussion and happy hour about the science of sleep with experts in the field.

Why are we all so tired? What role does sleep play in helping us lead healthy, productive lives? If we need it so badly, why don’t we prioritize it or even talk about it – with our physicians or in a public health context?


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