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Cafe Scientifique

March 28, 2019 @ 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.

We are full for the talk on 3/28, with a waiting list of over 22; if you reserved a seat and do not plan to come, please release your seats; thanks!

Also, if anyone on the list knows how to send a list without showing the emails, we could use some help; let us know.  ‘-)


Dear Annapolis Cafe Scientifique Patrons,


Please join us next Thursday, March 28, at 6:15pm  for the following presentation:


Title: Battle in the Body: Finding Heroes in Your Food – A story of inflammation


Presenter: Kateri Payne, MS, CPT, Clinical Nutritionist, Candidate, Member of National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) and American College of Nutrition (ACN).


Abstract: Battle in the Body: Finding Heroes in Your Food – A story of inflammation. The foods we eat can either support our bodies’ ability to heal or impair it. By understanding the basic processes of the body’s physiological response to stresses, we can better identify which foods are supportive. Inflammation serves an important function in the healing process.  However, when inflammation becomes chronic as in arthritis, cardio vascular disease, irritable bowel syndrome, high blood pressure, or asthma, it can be debilitating. Learn which foods promote inflammation and which foods can reduce or soothe chronic inflammation, and how you can use your diet to support your health, longevity and quality of life.


About the Speaker: Kateri Payne received a BA in Humanities from the University of Maryland University College and an MS in Nutrition and Integrative Health with a Clinical concentration from Maryland University of Integrative Health. Kateri has operated her own personal training business franchise Baby Boot Camp of Sierra Vista, AZ for pre-natal and post-partum mothers, and has operated her own company Whole Health for Life as a health coach over the last several years. Her passion for health comes from her own struggle with body image and weight as well as continuing to nourish her family through a variety of medical adversity. Currently, she teaches workshops on healthy eating, cooking skills, and healthy lifestyle habits at the Veteran’s Medical Center in Washington, DC, and works with clients at her private practice Whole Health for Life in coordination with Maryland Physical Therapy and Wellness Center in Laurel, MD.


And next month, on

Thursday, April 25 at 6:15pm, Dr. Emil Petruncio will present: Deep Ocean Exploration

About the Presentation: We are in a new age of exploration which involves the mapping and characterization of the seafloor and water column of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone and other high priority areas, and attaining new knowledge in the areas of climate science, energy and minerals, human health, ocean health, and marine archeology. Discoveries in these areas will be aided by the convergence of several key technologies: seafloor mapping with multibeam sonar, exploration with remotely operated and autonomous underwater vehicles, and telepresence through fiber optic and satellite links between ship and shore. Examples of these technologies and their applications will be drawn from expeditions of the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, which is operated by Dr. Robert Ballard and the Ocean Exploration Trust. Special topics will include deep sea hydrothermal vents and past, present, and future sea level rise.

About the Presenter: Dr. Emil Petruncio received a BS in Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.  He served on active duty in the Navy for 32 years as a Surface Warfare Officer, Oceanographer, and Permanent Military Professor.  Since 2013, he has supported the Ocean Exploration Trust part-time as a navigator and expedition leader aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, conducting seafloor mapping and deep ocean exploration in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean.


Tracy Gill and Andy Loftus


And a few notes from the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis:  

The Climate Stewards are supporting Annapolis Green who is presenting a year-long series of talks – “Tread Lightly on the Earth.”  The first is next week, Climate Change 101: What Does it Mean to Me? will be held Wednesday, March 27, at 7 PM at the Annapolis Maritime Museum.  For more information click here and for a Facebook event click here.

The Climate Stewards next business meeting will be Thursday, April 11, 7 pm at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House.

Please save the date of Thursday, April 18th for a discussion on Incineration–Green or Black? by Bill Davidson.

Thanks for all you do to protect our common climate.





March 28, 2019
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm