The UC Center for Public Engagement with Science is back with its new monthly feature, Cincinnati Science Roundup, for February. Check out events and news related to science from our collaborators and community partners in Greater Cincinnati!
This month, we highlight the latest release in the Science Around Cincy video series, a request by Green Cincinnati for public comment on the 2023 Green Cincinnati Plan, and upcoming events with Cincinnati Nature Center, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Observatory, Green Umbrella, EquaSion and the Mercantile Library.
Lego Robotics – iSPACE, Science Around Cincy
The January 26 episode of Science Around Cincy features the young scientists of iSPACE Cincy and their adventures in lego robotics. Check out the video on Youtube!
Public Comment – 2023 Green Cincinnati Plan
After months of engagement, a draft of the 2023 Green Cincinnati Plan (GCP) is ready for your review. Green Cincinnati would appreciate your input as part of the Public Comment period between now and February 8th. They want to know what is missing, what doesn’t make sense, and who they should be partnering with. This process will culminate in the release of the finalized 2023 Green Cincinnati Plan this spring. It will only be complete with your input in the mix!
Making Peace with Deer and Rabbits in your Native Garden, Cincinnati Nature Center
Wednesday, February 22, 7-8:30 pm, online. Using perspectives of naturalist, farmer, and forager, audiences will explore how our garden design and maintenance choices can affect our success with plants when you know you have deer and rabbits. Preregistration required. Member adult $5; nonmember adult $10.
Nature in Winter Story-time, Cincinnati Nature Center
Wednesdays, February 8 and 22, 10:30-11am. Join the Cincinnati Nature Center in the Rowe Visitor Center at Whittaker Library for a relaxed nature storytime, including reading chilly-weather inspired nature books and trying out simple winter crafts. No preregistration required; this is a drop-in program. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission at the gate.
Union Terminal Rotunda Tours, Cincinnati Museum Center
Saturdays 11:30 am, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 pm; Sundays 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 pm throughout February. Discover one of Cincinnati’s National Historic Landmarks, Union Terminal. During a 45-minute tour, docents explain the architecture, construction and art of one of the finest examples of Art Deco style. Hear details about the world-famous mosaic murals. These free limited capacity public tours are first come, first served and will depend on availability.
Science Stage Show, Cincinnati Museum Center
Throughout February, 11:30 am. Join the Cincinnati Museum Center to see live science at the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Science Stage.
Intermediate Astronomy, Cincinnati Observatory
Tuesdays, February 7 & 21, 7:00 pm, online. Join Astronomer Dean Regas as he takes you to the stars and beyond from the comfort of your home with this new, slightly more advanced course. You’ll delve into planets and their orbits, cycles of the Sun and Moon, and basics in astrophotography. This is the perfect course for backyard stargazers high-school age and up who are ready to delve into a bit of Astronomy 2.0.
Earth as Common Ground: The Call for a Moral Voice, Green Umbrella & EquaSion
Thursday, February 16, 1-2 pm & 7-8 pm. The United Nations is engaging faith communities worldwide to address the climate crisis through the moral teachings of faith traditions. Join Faith Communities Go Green for an “insider’s preview” of their newest initiative and explore how our local faith communities can become part of the global action. Presenter Sr. Cj Willie, Ph.D., is program director at EarthConnection and Co-Chair of Faith Communities Go Green. Previously, she served at the United Nations (UN), where she worked extensively in the areas of environmental sustainability, poverty eradication, and interfaith initiatives.
Stand-Up History, The Mercantile Library
Thursday, February 2, 6-8 pm. Join local historians and storytellers Greg Hand (Cincinnati Curiosities), Dean Regas (astronomer), Dann Woellert (food etymologist), and Molly Wellmann (mixologist) for tales from Cincinnati’s delightfully wild and weird past.