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Drink up, Get Smart. 

The event you know and love is back and better than ever, Science on Tap returns in person at Due South Brewing Co. in partnership with UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute!

This is a 21+ event series. Please arrive early to secure a seat and a brew! 

Modeled after "Science Cafes", Science on Tap is the only place in Palm Beach County where for the price of a cup of coffee, a quality craft beer, or a smooth glass of wine, anyone can come to discuss the latest trends in science and technology with a world-class scientist. With the motto to ‘drink up – get smart,’ you know you are in for a casual-education session, as the goal of the program is for guests to have fun while learning a little bit more about everyday curiosities. 

November Guest Speaker: Hallie Fischman and Bella Reyes

Where: Due South Brewing Co.

When: November 18th @ 7 pm

Topic: Exploring Florida’s Muddy Coastlines: Tromping through the Mangroves and Squishing through the Salt Marsh

About the Presenter: Hallie Fischman is a second-year Ph.D. student in Environmental Engineering Sciences at the University of Florida. She is broadly interested in coastal restoration and has ongoing research on salt marshes, sand dunes, and oyster reefs along the Florida coast. Her projects focus on how nature-based solutions, such as dune grass plantings and oyster reef construction, can improve the services provided by coastal ecosystems, including storm buffering and water quality improvements. Prior to starting at UF, Hallie graduated from Brown University where she studied salt marsh mussels and sand dunes along the Georgia coast. Hallie also researched coastal algae and freshwater fish in Christchurch, New Zealand before returning to the salt marshes of the Southeastern US. 

Gabriela “Bella” Reyes is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Soil and Water Sciences Department at the University of Florida (UF). She is based at UF’s Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, FL. Her research focuses on understanding the effects of urbanization on mangrove ecosystems and their ability to cycle nutrients. She is interested in the use of coastal restoration as a nature-based solution to improving water quality in coastal urban centers. Before beginning her Ph.D., Bella lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area as a Marine Science Educator at The Marine Mammal Center. She also contributed to various marine ecology studies at the Point Reyes National Seashore. Prior to her time in California, Bella graduated from the University of Virginia in Environmental Sciences where she worked on terrestrial forest remote sensing and mangrove genetics research. Bella grew up in Miami, FL which is where mangroves first inspired her to be curious and to care for coastal ecosystems. 

Bites and Brews: TBA

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No ticket required -- Admission is FREE! Seating is limited, please arrive early. Presentation starts @ 7pm and runs 30min. plus Q-n-A after. Beverages are available for purchase provided by the venue.