Thanks to those who made it out to our last virtual Science Under the Stars with Lydia Tressel about What are We Eating? If you missed this mouthwatering presentation, check out the recording of the lecture and Q&A with Lydia. And check out our YouTube channel for recordings of our past virtual Science Under the Stars lectures!
Welcome to Science Under the Virtual Stars! This month we’ll be learning all about the foods we eat. Is a tomato a vegetable? Is a strawberry a berry? Stay tuned for Lydia Tressel’s talk on April 8th at 7:00 pm CDT to find out! Below is a PDF full of links to activities to test your fruity knowledge. We also have our virtual natural history tour of Brackenridge Field Laboratory. The live lecture and Q&A will be held over Zoom–link below!
What are We Eating? Click the link or the image above to access a PDF full of links to fun food-related activities for all ages!
Zoom Information for live lecture and Q&A, April 8th at 7:00pm CDT:
Topic: Virtual SUTS! What are We Eating?
Time: Apr 8, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 910 5393 8050
What are We Eating?
Please note that for this event, both the lecture and Q&A will be live and recorded.
Did you know that both bananas and tomatoes are berries? Did you know that strawberries and raspberries are not berries? Oh my what a fruity conundrum! We will discuss the difference between the botanical and culinary definition of fruits and vegetables. As well as subtypes of fruits and vegetables! Get ready to learn what you eat!
Science Under the Stars has gone virtual! This semester all SUTS activities will be online, but we encourage you to participate outdoors under the stars in your backyard! (If wifi allows for it, of course.) This month’s schedule is as follows:
- April 1st: Links to the kids activities and live online lecture/Q&A will be posted here and as an event on our Facebook page.
- April 8th, 7:00pm CDT: Live online lecture and Q&A with the speaker!
Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series based in Austin, Texas.
Fermented fantasia: a leavenly evening sure to spoil you rotten!
Planet Earth is infested with germs. They coat everything from the surface of our skin to the machines we use, and yes, even the food we eat. Some of these germs can make us sick, some disgust us with their putrid byproducts, while still others poison the very air we breathe. But hiding amidst these tales of illness and foul decomposition is a love story of epic proportions. Amidst the fray of villainous viruses, bad bacteria, and insidious fungi are a few unsung heroes and gifted culinary artisans. What happens when animals break bread with these good microorganisms? What possibilities are unlocked when two unlikely allies team up and turn terrible into terribly wonderful. Together we’ll embark on an unexpectedly delicious adventure. Join me for a leavenly evening as I relate one of the world’s lesser-known love stories, a tale of deliberate food spoilage we affectionately refer to as fermentation!
Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series in Austin, Texas. The talk will be held outdoors at Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703. Here’s the schedule for this month’s event (please note time change due to Daylight Savings!):
- 7:00 pm: Snacks, kids activities, and displays of local animals and plants found at Brackenridge Field Laboratory will be available.
- 7:15 pm-7:45 pm: Guided tour of the field lab (wear sturdy shoes and bring water)!
- 8:00 pm: Settle in, because the talk begins now!
- 8:45 pm: Q&A with the speaker.
Science Under the Stars has expanded to include the Austin Public Library! At Neighborhood Science, previous SUTS speakers will present at different library branches around the city a couple times a month. Below are the dates and descriptions for this fall at the Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 S 5th St, Austin, TX 78704. All talks begin at 7pm.