The UC Center for Public Engagement with Science is back with its monthly feature, Cincinnati Science Roundup. Check out events and news related to science in May from our collaborators and community partners in Greater Cincinnati!
Building a Better Environment: An Architecture Matters Panel Discussion, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Thursday, May 4, 5:30-6:30 pm. A recent Architecture Matters article in Soapbox, Building a Better Environment, addressed the impact of the built environment on the climate and efforts undertaken to reduce that impact. To continue the discussion, architects representing a range of work will have an interactive conversation to dive deeper into topics touched on in the article including encouraging sustainability and opportunities for improving what gets built and how it’s done. Questions from the audience will also be addressed throughout the program. If you’re curious about how to encourage better buildings, this is the program for you. Residents and business owners can influence building code and green incentives in their communities, but only if they understand how to build a better environment. Join to learn more.
Friday, May 5, 9:15-10:15 am & 10:30-11:30 am. During this self-paced discovery program, young children and their caregivers will explore nature together through multiple senses and outdoor exploration. Meander the trail and visit naturalists along the way to discover the many colors of spring during play experiences. Member adult $5 and member child $5; nonmember adult $11 and nonmember child $7 (includes daily admission).
Saturday, May 6, 3-4:30 pm. Creating wildlife-friendly yards entails making space for native species, and that means removing introduced plants. If you find yourself asking “Which plants are introduced?” or “How do I remove non-native ‘problem’ plants?” this beginner-level class is for you. Using examples from the Nature Center’s gardens and grounds, Natural Areas Project Coordinator Carolyn Ramseur will provide tips and tricks for battling aggressive plants. Member adult $10; nonmember adult $20 (includes daily admission).
Conservation Biology: A Deep Time Perspective to Modern Conservation Issues, Cincinnati Nature Center
Wednesday, May 10, 3-4 pm. Biologists describe our modern times as the sixth great extinction event, the only extinction event mediated by another biological species. Modern conservation movements are trying to save as many species as possible, but since we cannot save them all, how do we choose? Member adult $5; nonmember adult $15 (includes daily admission).
Friday, May 12th, 8 am-6 pm. The Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit brings together hundreds of passionate and visionary leaders to share inspiring, forward-thinking, and solution-oriented ideas that propel us toward a healthier, more resilient, sustainable, and equitable future. Join Fortune 500 powerhouses, innovative entrepreneurs, government officials, sustainability directors, academic, non-profit and community leaders, and passionate residents committed to solving some of the region’s toughest environmental problems while creating a positive economic impact.
Saturday, May 20, 6-9 pm. Ohioans have witnessed and felt deeply the environmental challenges and injustices that face our local and global communities. In times like these, it’s important to remember that there is strength in community and inspiration in our stories. The Green Gala provides the unique opportunity for environmentalists around the state to come together, build our path ahead, and celebrate the accomplishments that bring us hope and heart.