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Join us for Café Scientifique

Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!

Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together at a scientific hub to discuss today's science issues with experts, and best of all... you can ask your own questions! After a brief talk by our monthly guest speaker, the evening is dedicated to a question-and-answer session. Plus, enjoy our pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.


3/4/2017 to 1/8/2019
3/4/2017 to 2/5/2019
 
colorful aquarium sculpture made from drinking straws

Café Sci: Straw Forward

Straws. One seems to find them everywhere these days: in our drinks, on the sidewalks, in the storm drains, and even on the news. Single-use plastic straws represent just one small component of the plastic pollution found in our streams, rivers, and oceans.

Plastic pollution is a critical global issue, as these pieces and parts can damage fragile ecosystems, entangle marine animals, kill wildlife, and impact the health of our food chain.

Earlier this year, the nonprofit Sustainable Pittsburgh launched Straw Forward, a collaborative, community-wide campaign involving nearly 40 restaurants, nonprofits, and businesses over a seven-month period. Using straws as the main medium, the Straw Forward team collected used and littered plastic-based items and transformed them into a stunning art sculpture on display from Tues., Jan. 15 through Fri., Feb. 15 in the Riverview Café at the Science Center.

On Mon., Feb. 4, join Sustainable Pittsburgh opens in a new window, Allegheny CleanWays opens in a new window, Pennsylvania Resources Council opens in a new window, Construction Junction opens in a new window, and First Mile of Thread – International opens in a new window for an insider’s look behind the sculpture along with a panel discussion to learn how these organizations are helping to reduce plastic pollution, raise awareness, and build economies through single-use plastics. In addition to the panel, an abridged version of the documentary A Plastic Ocean will also be screened, providing a deeper look into these issues on a global scale.

The Straw Forward campaign recognizes that plastic straws are critical for people living with certain disabilities and medical conditions. The goal of this project is to foster meaningful conversations around the problem of plastic pollution.  Join us for a discussion about the sculpture and what we can do locally to help solve this globally.


Time: Doors open at 6 pm, and the program is 7-9 pm.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Admission: FREE!
Parking: $5
Cash bar: Open from 6-7:30 pm

Although this event is free, we ask that you register so that we can prepare the room and have enough food available for purchase.

A la carte menu:

Pre-made deli sandwiches and salads
Chips and cookies
Bottled Beverages
Beer and wine



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