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Join our fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature. Whether you are a science genius or not-so-science-savvy, you are invited to participate in stimulating discussions and partake in some lively libations.

We meet at Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant in Santa Barbara. Science Pub is open to all and admission is free. No reservations, so please arrive early ~5:30PM for a seat and to order food and drink. Dargan's is located at 18 E. Ortega Street. Some street parking is available, and Lot#10 is conveniently located adjacent to Dargan's (first 75 minutes free).

Questions: Call 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or

2016 Science Pubs Occur on the Second Monday of Every Month

Science Pub: Seen but Not Studied: How well do we know some of our commonest insects?
Monday, November 14

Featuring Dr. Matthew L. Gimmel, Curator of Entomology, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

How much do we really know about some of the most abundant insects around us, even in relatively well-studied North America? The answer will probably surprise you. Come and let Matthew L. Gimmel, Curator of Entomology (Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History) introduce you to the wide-open world of exploratory natural history research in entomology. Admission is free.

Information: or 805-682-4711 ext. 170.

Science Pub: A Plants-eye View of Climate Change in California Mountains
Monday, December 12

Featuring Dr. Frank Davis, Professor of Landscape Ecology, Conservation Planning (University of California Santa Barbara)

Some wild plants and animals experience climate as a microclimate near the ground surface. To think about climate change effects on plants, we must consider the extreme variability in microclimates that exists in our landscapes. Join Dr. Frank Davis, as he discusses ongoing research modeling future climate change impacts on oak tree establishment in California Mountains. Admission is free.

Information: or 805-682-4711 ext. 170.


Special thanks to Chris Coulter and HiFi Club for supporting Science Pub.



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