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

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, 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



Do Gray Whales Count?
with Michael Smith
Monday, January 12, 2015
6:30–8:00 PM

Get ready for the 2015 gray whale migration with  Michael Smith, Project Coordinator for the Santa Barabara Gray Whale Count.




Phylogeography - using DNA to travel through time
with Dr. Maxi Richmond and Dr. Jonathan Richmond
Monday, February 9, 2015
6:30–8:00 PM

Join entomologist Maxi Richmond and herpetologist Jonathan Richmond as they go back in time to understand how historical geologic events influence geographic distributions of animals in southern California. Using DNA as a time machine, we will explore how various aspects of the California landscape have impacted the evolution of several native beetles and lizards.





2015 Science Pub Schedule:

Monday, January 12   

Monday, February 9               

Monday, March 9                   

Monday, April 13        

Monday, May 11                    

Monday, June 8          

Monday, July 13                     

Monday, August 10                

Monday, September 14          

Monday, October 12  

Monday, November 9 

Monday, December 14


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