Why not spend a Friday night learning a little something? Impress your friends and family with all your new knowledge, or perhaps spark a new personal project! 

Save your Friday Feb 9th 7-9pm for an intriguing topic from an intriguing scientist! Lean about open-source oceanography and how citizens have the power to get valuable data and protect our marine environments!

Yes-beer, soda, snacks will be on hand to keep that brain running. Also- get a tour of our remarkable community lab space.

Open-source Oceanography:

New tools for community-driven marine science and conservation

with Dr. Andrew Thaler 

TICKETS HERE!! Please sign up to save your seat. Share with everyone you know to share the science and help us build our Baltimore science community. 

More information:

The talk: As the price of scientific-grade equipment climbs and research budgets, particularly those attached to climate change and environmental projects, are slashed, low-cost, open-source tools are becoming increasingly important in both formal and informal research, as well as citizen science programs. These tools can facilitate community-driven responses to environmental concerns and fulfill key equipment needs in a funding limited era. Oceanography for Everyone develops low-cost, open-source oceanographic instruments for researchers, educators, and explorers to facilitate bottom-up, community-directed ocean science.

About our awesome speaker: Andrew Thaler is a deep-sea ecologist and conservation geneticist who works at the intersection of ecology, technology, and policy. He is the editor-in-chief of the marine science and conservation blog Southern Fried Science, and the co-founder of Oceanography for Everyone, which works to develop low-cost, open-source alternatives to essential (and often prohibitively expensive) oceanographic instruments and equipment. He is the Chief Ecologist of OpenROV, an underwater robot manufacturer.

This talk is FREE but we can always use your donations to keep our lab open! Thank you for supporting community science! 

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