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Cafe Scientifique

September 27, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Annapolis Cafe Scientifique: A place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. At 49 West, CoffeeHouse, Winebar and Gallery.

Please reserve your seats by calling 410-626-9796,and if you reserve but decide not to come, please release your seats at the same number; thanks.


Dear Annapolis Cafe Scientifique Patrons,


Please join us this Thursday Sept 27, at 6:15pm at49 West for the following presentation:

Strength in Numbers: How people like you are helping researchers in Antarctica achieve the impossible, by Lori Gross

Abstract: Antarctica is one of the most remote places on the planet, as well as one of the most expensive areas to conduct research. It is also limited by seasonal accessibility, making data difficult to collect. With the help of people just like you doing Citizen Science, researchers in Antarctica have been able to make discoveries and collect data that they never dreamed possible. Thousands of people every year visit Antarctica on small expedition ships. Under the guidance of their expedition guides, many of whom have a research background, travelers participate in a diverse set of projects including cloud observations, plankton collecting, penguin counting, and whale identification. Since collaborating with researchers, Citizen Scientists in Antarctica have helped accelerate the pace of scientific discovery and data analysis.
Come learn about Antarctic Citizen Science and how you can get involved, even from home!

About the Speaker: Lori Gross is an expedition guide and professional photographer. Her unique career path includes a brief stint as a dolphin trainer, and over two decades working in sustainable tourism and education, with a focus on marine and environmental science. Some of her accomplishments include securing over $25 million in grant funding for magnet schools, working with over 500 teachers to help them write and implement engaging curricula, designing over $1 million worth of interactive interpretive exhibits for nature centers and museums, developing international field study trips for teens, and being recognized multiple times by the Lucie Foundation and the International Photography Awards for her nature, wildlife and pet photography.

Having worked in both the tropics and the poles, Lori is particularly inspired by Antarctica, where she has worked for the past 12 years. Her newest venture, The Antarctic Experience, connects like-minded people who are interested in science, conservation, and most especially, all things Antarctica. A new generation of explorers and researchers are creating history on the seventh continent; Lori hopes to share these remarkable advances, as well as the life lessons Antarctica imprints on us.

Hope to see you THIS Thursday, Sept at 6:15pm, at 49 West! Please call and reserve you space; thanks!


Next Month on Oct. 25 DNR fisheries biologist Erik Zlokovitz will talk with us about “Fishing in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Waters”



Tracy Gill and Andy Loftus


PS – Below are some great events sent by Sylvia Oliva, of the Climate Stewards of Annapolis:


Climate Stewards,

Please join your fellow Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis at the following upcoming events:

·  On the Road for Climate Action – September 27

Come meet the climate action duo!
Dr. Shahir Masri is an air pollution scientist and author & Athina Simolaris is an educator. This summer they’re pausing their careers for 1 year of grass-roots climate advocacy. They will be in Annapolis with “On the Road for Climate Action,” an 11-week public outreach tour across 35 states. They are speaking with city councils, community groups, and schools on the important issue of climate change and solutions. They are surveying communities to better understand how climate change sentiment differs across the country, and interviewing those most affected by climate change.

Come hear how you, with others in our community, can address climate change. This discussion will be held on Thursday, September 27, from 7-9 PM at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House.  More information is here.
Let us know you are coming here.

Come learn how what we breathe affects us and the lives of our children. We will hear from Dr. Sacoby Wilson, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, and Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, Maryland Environmental Health Network. We will discuss how to monitor air pollution from our transportation system and what our governments can do to curb air pollution and fight climate change. This discussion will be held on Thursday, October 11, from 7-9 PM at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House.

Please join us to plan our future events and local strategies to address climate change at our next business meeting on Thursday, October 18, at 7 PM at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House.

I look forward to seeing you at some of these events.  Thanks for all you do to protect our common climate.




September 27, 2018
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm