The UC Center for Public Engagement with Science is back with its new monthly feature, Cincinnati Science Roundup. Check out events and news related to science for March from our collaborators and community partners in Greater Cincinnati!
In this episode, Science Around Cincy attempted to make sense of Cincinnati’s crazy weather patterns, with the help of Allison Rogers, a Broadcast Meteorologist from WLWT channel 5. Check it out on Youtube!
Tuesdays and Thursdays nights, March 21-April 27, 6-8 pm & Saturdays, March 25 and April 15, 9 am-5 pm (online & in-person). This program promotes awareness and citizen stewardship of Ohio’s natural resources through science-based education and community service. This is a hybrid offering with a mix of virtual and in-person classes with live instructors. Available to adults and teens 16 and up. $280 for the course, including reading materials, certification with OSU, and online instruction. Apply by March 7.
Sunday, March 5, 3-4 pm. Bring some buzz to your outdoor space this spring! This online program will cover the basics of raising native Mason bees, including house placement, seasonal care, bee health, and fall cocoon harvest. Preregistration required. Member adult $5; nonmember adult $10.
Wednesday, March 8, 7-8 pm. Coyotes have dramatically expanded their range and have colonized virtually every metropolitan area. Dr. Stan Gehrt will discuss his research on how coyotes live, how they move across the landscape while avoiding us, how they interact with each other, and how they function as predators in the urban ecosystem. Preregistration required. Member adult $5; nonmember adult $15 (includes daily admission to CNC).
Science Stage Show, Cincinnati Museum Center
Throughout March, 11:30 am & 2:30 pm. Join the Cincinnati Museum Center to see live science at the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Science Stage.
Tuesday, March 14, 7:00-8:00 pm. Two new federal laws, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (a.k.a. the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), offer funding opportunities for energy projects at nonprofit organizations, including houses of worship! Funds can cover projects ranging from small retrofits (e.g., replacing lighting systems, adding insulation) to large upgrades (e.g., replacing HVAC systems, adding solar panels).
The new Energy Efficiency Pilot Program was created to set aside $50 million in grant money exclusively for nonprofits. Applications for these grants will demonstrate to Congress the need for more exclusive energy efficient funds for nonprofit organizations and will create more jobs in small towns and low-income communities. This is a win-win for everyone.
Thursday, March 16, 7:00-8:00 pm. The 12th Sustainable Urban Landscapes Symposium will feature popular expert speakers. You will enjoy a fun day of learning from Joseph Tychonoviech, Andrew Bunting, Meredith Simpson, Jerome Stenger, Samuel Moore, and Megan Philpott from the Cincinnati Zoo.
Wednesday, March 22, 7 pm. Lecture by Dr. Tom Smith, a professor of Wildlife Sciences at Brigham Young University in Utah and is a scientific advisor to Polar Bears International, Wildlife SO5-India, and the international working group for polar bear conflict resolution. Since 1993, the Barrows Conservation Lecture Series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. See website for pricing.
Clean Up Cincy is hosting their big spring clean-up on Saturday, April 1st from 10am-1pm! Volunteers will spread across the community to help collect litter, pick up leaves, mulch and plant trees, and other beautification projects. Enjoy a fun morning exploring a new or old part of Cincinnati with friends and do your part to make our streets cleaner and safe. Each UC student volunteer will receive 3 off-campus service hours for their efforts. Locations vary from walking teams around campus, to off-campus neighborhoods that we will provide bussing to and from.