Matthew Cooper, research scientist at the Northland College Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, will speak Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Science on Tap. The subject: coastal wetlands as “metabolic gates,” “pollution filters,” “Swiss Army knife habitats,” “biogeochemical hotspots,” and other apt metaphors.
Science on Tap is an informal gathering where, for the price of a cup of coffee or glass of beer, anyone can become enraptured with the latest ideas in science and technology. These public Science Cafes are held throughout the world. The format is enamored to foster public discussion of science; to make science accessible to everyone, and the discussion is generally in terms anyone can understand.
Ashland’s Science on Tap takes place the third Tuesday of the month at the Deep Water Grille & South Shore Brewery in The Alley, at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.