GeekWire Calendar: Science

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Bees, Guts, Soil, and Cancer

February 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

How are the health of soil, plants, bees, and humans connected? An all-star panel of experts joins us to answer this question with a discussion of the microscopic universe at the beginning and end of our food chain—the microbiome. Delve into the intricate world of microbes present in every human, the bacteria that help us digest food, regulate our immune system, and produce vitamins essential to our health. Explore unique connections that expand our everyday understanding—the decline of bees as related…

Hacks in a Hurry

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A team of MIT students are organizing a series of quicker and more intense hackathons to fit your busy lifestyle. We're crowdsourcing topics ahead of time on our website, with the topic announced once you enter the door so everybody can find a team and hack on a level playing field. Seattle Makers is hosting our inaugural event, complete with all variety of fun tools for all your hacking needs. Whether your skills lean towards hardware, software, or anything else,…

Exploration For All

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Exploration for All invites all families affected by autism to explore Pacific Science Center during a special free morning or evening visit before or after we open to the public. Experience exhibits without heavy crowds, softened general lighting, and decreased noise levels and visual stimulation wherever possible.

The Science of Friendship: Your Most Essential Relationship?

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For centuries, friendship was considered cultural, not biological, and valued but not invaluable. That view has changed as scientists have recognized the critical importance of strong social bonds for health and well-being. Join science journalist Lydia Denworth, author of Friendship: The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond, for a discussion on how the new science of friendship has simultaneously clarified what friendship is and blurred the lines between friendship, romance, and family. Plus, she’ll explain why friendship…

AAAS Family Science Days

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

AAAS Family Science Days is a free public science event that offers an array of hands-on family and child-friendly activities. The 2020 AAAS Family Science Days event will be held Saturday, February 15, and Sunday, February 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Seattle, WA. The schedule includes a sensory-friendly hour on Sunday, February 16 at 11am-12pm. Family Science Days features interactive booths appropriate for K-12 children and their families, highlighting diverse areas of…

Science of Spirits

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Be curious and sip on science served straight up. Meet the local distillers behind your favorite liquors, discuss the distilling process, and discover the science behind spirits with the makers themselves.

Wake Up! Part 1

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wake Up! is a series of moderated conversation curated by Seattle-based Arts Curator Vivian Phillips with expert guests on climate change/the climate gap, as well as futurists, and speculative fiction writers.

Wake Up! Part 2

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wake Up! is a series of moderated conversation curated by Seattle-based Arts Curator Vivian Phillips with expert guests on climate change/the climate gap, as well as futurists, and speculative fiction writers.

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