Science Pub returns to Cumberland Thursday, March 15, and the topic (perfect for spring) is pollinators.

Science Pub returns to Cumberland Thursday, March 15, and the topic (perfect for spring) is pollinators.

Science Pub returns to Cumberland Thursday

Discussion at next Science Pub will surround pollinators

The Cumberland Community Forest Society is kicking off a new series of CCFS “Science Pub” nights where local ecologists, researchers, writers, photographers, subject matter experts, explorers and elders come together to explore the science behind life on earth. The first of these Science Pub events is coming up Thursday March 15 at the Cumberland Masonic Hall and the topic (perfect for spring) is pollinators.

What is pollination? Why does it matter? What’s at risk? How does it impact our survival? Want to see some bee anatomy, close up and personal? Play some pollination drinking games? Pick up some gardening tips? Try out some super-foods and beverages? What part can we play?

Join the CCFS for an engaging and interactive event all about the bees.

This CCFS Pollination Pub will feature presenters Aislinn Deenihan, Lisa Levesque, Amanda Howe as well as guest demos from Yarrow Willard of Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary, Laura Carbonell from Wayward Distillery and Rowan Helliwell from Wachiay Studio with on theme screen printing limited edition science pub prints/

Aislinn Deenihan is new to the Valley, from Ireland, via Calgary. Aislinn has a Ph.D in bumblebees. She has provided more than 100 environmental education and environmental liability presentations in Ireland and Alberta.

Lisa Levesque is a director with the Cumberland Community Forest Society and a master beekeeper. She has a degree in environmental science (U of Guelph) and a masters in interdisciplinary science from UVic.

Amanda Howe has a MSc in herbal medicine from the University of Wales. She worked in England in a multidisciplinary clinic before moving to Cumberland 25 years ago, where she is active is her practice as a herbalist and a herbal educator.

CCFS Science Pubs are a great way to boost your brain and have silly fun too. Doors open at 7. Event is licensed. Admission is by donation to the CCFS OR sign up as a monthly donor that night and be entered to win big prizes to be drawn April 25 at the next Science Pub event.