Better Learning With Beer!

The Clinton Street Theater

Portland, Oregon

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

August 19-21, 2017, in Eastern Oregon

Solar Eclipse Event with Atlas Obscura

Science on Tap will be providing some space science activities at this special eclipse event in Eastern Oregon! Atlas Obscura invites you to celebrate this rare astronomical event on a gorgeous, secluded farm nestled in Oregon's Snake River Valley. For more information, click here to visit the event page. For two days, take part in… GET DETAILS

Tuesday, Sept 5, 2017, in Portland

The Neuroscience of Pain: The Good, the Very Bad, and the Ugly

Pain is the most important and misunderstood sensory system: you cannot live without it, yet we live every day trying to avoid it. Dr. Morgan cannot cure your pain (he’s not that kind of doctor), but he will explain how your nervous system codes pain, how your brain tries to control it, and how drugs… GET DETAILS

Monday, October 16, 2017, in Portland

Exploring the Deep Sea with Nautilus Live

How do you get people excited about the dark, unexplored corners of our planet -- our oceans? For oceanographer Robert Ballard, the answer to this is question simple: bring the mysteries of the deep ocean into the homes and classrooms of millions of people, live. This summer, three Portland educators, Alfonso Garcia Arriola, Linda Ferfusson-Kolmes… GET DETAILS

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, in Portland

Gender, Sex, and Biology

At least 16 states have recently introduced legislation to restrict access to multiuser restrooms and locker rooms on the basis of sex. Many of these bills use terms like “biological sex,” “genetic sex,” and “sex as determined by anatomy and genetics existing at the time of birth.” Some of these bills also use the phrase… GET DETAILS

Monday, November 13, 2017, in Portland

Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics

For thousands of years, tracking animals was a painstaking process that meant following physical traces. Today, with the use of satellites, drones, camera traps, cellphone networks, accelerometers and DNA sequencing, we can better understand how animals move-about, adapt, and respond to their environment. This new, data-driven footprint brings intimate detail to our understanding of the… GET DETAILS

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in Portland

Treknology: The Real-Life Science Behind Star Trek’s Technologies

From tricorders to warp drive, Star Trek became the first series to bring us a vision of a future where humans were just as flawed as ever, but where technology and the way we used it had created a utopian society. There was no hunger, no homelessness, no rampant diseases, only long-lived humans exploring the… GET DETAILS