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 August from our collaborators and community partners in Greater Cincinnati!

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We are excited to connect with faculty, staff & students at UC, members of Cincinnati community and beyond. Follow our page to stay up to date with PEWS News, upcoming opportunities and more!

Committee on the Environment (COTE) Meeting, American Institute of Architects

Wednesday, August 2, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm, Madtree in Oakley. A group of AIA Cincinnati members and others are re-starting the Committee on the Environment (COTE). If you’re interested in participating, attend to discuss your COTE interests and plans for a passive house tour. Can’t make it but want to participate or share ideas? Or have questions about COTE? Contact Chris Bartell.

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Science Series: Kenton County Parks and Recreation

Thursday, August 3rd, 9:30am-12pm, Pioneer Park in Shelter House 1. The Science of Juggling with Tom Sparough, the Space Painter. Kenton County Parks & Recreation (KCP&R) is embarking on their interactive, educational and fun science programming! The free events are held rain or shine; all you need is a sense of wonder and KCP&R will take care of the rest. There will also be free raffles for donated prizes. KCP&R collects donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for Be Concerned. See a list of programs here.

Volunteer Day at Camp Washington Perennial Farm, The Common Orchard Project (Green Umbrella)

Thursday, August 3rd, 10:00am-2:00pm. The Common Orchard Project is hosting a series of volunteer days on the first Saturday of each month at the Camp Washington Perennial Farm from May through October spanning the 2023 growing season. The tasks will vary according to the evolving needs of the site throughout the growing season. For the most part, this looks like nursery care, removal of invasive plants, general site cleaning, potting up perennial plants, and caring for the demonstration orchard. Registration is requested but not required to attend.

Product Solutions Summit + Showcase, US Green Building Council

August 9th-10th, Online. Join USGBC and 300+ of your colleagues for the 2nd annual Product Solutions Summit + Showcase! Explore noteworthy sustainable products that reduce negative impacts and increase LEED performance in health, resilience, equity, energy, water, waste, carbon, and human experience. Think best elevator pitch ever, speed greening, professional connections, plus educational sessions all rolled up in one.

Perseid Meteor Shower Watch at Long Branch Farm & Trails, Cincinnati Nature Center

Projected Date: Saturday, August 12, 10:00pm-1:00am. Every year, around this time, the sky comes alive with the Perseid meteor shower. Bring a lawn chair and join astronomy club member adults to watch for meteors. If interested, click here to be on the notification list. If the skies are clear for meteor viewing, CNC will email everyone 24-48 hours ahead. Preregistration required. Member adult $8; nonmember adult $12. 

Hamilton County Appreciation Days, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Friday, August 25th to Sunday, August 27th. As a “Thank You” to Hamilton County for their continued support, the Zoo will offer Hamilton County residents half-price admission. Hamilton County’s support is crucial to the Zoo’s success.  The 40-year partnership is one that continues to be mutually beneficial and Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is grateful to the citizens of the community.