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 June from our collaborators and community partners in Greater Cincinnati!
Every Thursday in June. Kenton County Parks & Recreation (KCP&R) is about to embark on their 15th season of ‘outstanding’ science programming in Kenton County’s Parks. (Almost) Every Other Thursday Science programs are interactive, educational and fun! The free events begin with a pre-program at 9:30 AM, the main program at 10:00 AM, a post-program at 11:00 AM, and lunch at 11:15 AM. They are held, rain or shine, at Pioneer Park in Shelter House 1. See a list of programs here.
Friday, June 9, 8:30-10:00 pm; Thursday, June 29, 8:30-10:00 pm. Join CNC as they search Rowe Woods for lesser-known species of fireflies and collect data to contribute to Firefly Atlas, a community science initiative of Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation aimed at advancing knowledge and conservation of North America’s fireflies. Preregistration required. Member adult $7; nonmember adult $12.
Saturday, June 10, 7-8:30 pm. Cincinnatian Matt Brennan will regale with fresh tales of adventure from his recent Mt. Everest climb while empowering others to hit the trail since “the best views of the mountain are never from the parking lot.” Preregistration required. Member adult $10; nonmember adult $20 (includes daily admission).
Friday, June 16. One of the hottest events of the summer season, Zoo La La, is the region’s wildest party for a purpose. Zoo La La supports Zoo programming including the Living Classroom Education Access Fund, providing free educational experiences to children in need. Attire is “Zoo Chic”.
Friday, June 23, 9:30am–12:30pm. Gorman Heritage Farm is an educational non-profit that has been a working farm since 1835. The 122-acre property includes farmland, meadows, prairies, wetlands and undisturbed hardwood forests. This project will be to clear invasive species of herbaceous and woody plants in the hardwood forest to prevent native species loss. Project scope also includes replacing the removed species with native plants to improve the area and prevent erosion. Kingsport Woods is a 3-4 acre wooded site on the property home to ODNR-confirmed endangered native species. Volunteers will be instructed and lead to restore this native habitat using appropriate invasive species removal tools (including using herbicide as a spot treatment). Volunteers will also learn about the importance of native plants and how invasive species removal impacts the ecosystem in which we and native pollinators live.
Saturday, June 24, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Join CNC for Cincinnati’s premier garden tour featuring 11 magnificent gardens which incorporate native plants in unique and creative ways. Guests receive a Garden Tour program booklet to help plan their self-guided tour. Locations include Milford, Anderson, Hyde Park, Pleasant Ridge, and Montgomery. Order tickets by June 7 to receive the tour booklet in the mail! This program is open to anyone 13 years of age and older. Member adult $40; nonmember adult $45.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Ethics Seminar: “Ohio Under COVID – Authors on Race, Resiliency, and Responsibility”
Tuesday, June 27, 12-1pm. the Ethics Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is hosting a virtual seminar on the new essay collection Ohio Under COVID. Volume co-editor Michelle McGowan, PhD, will present an overview of the collection, its aims, and content. Three authors from the collection will then present briefly about each of their essays. Edward Wallace, Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Cincinnati, and a fellow co-editor, will talk about his chapter “Cincinnati and COVID: The Urgent Need for African American Doctors.” Zac Ginsburg, MD, an emergency and critical care doctor at Duke Health who worked in Ohio during the earliest phase of the pandemic will talk about his chapter “Lessons in Resiliency during a Pandemic: Did We Do Everything We Could?” and Elizabeth Lanphier, PhD, and PEWS faculty affiliate will talk about the chapter she co-authored with M. Forrest Behne “Prisons, Pandemics, and Personal Responsibility: COVID in Ohio’s Correctional Facilities.”