Science Pub: Harnessing Gut Microbes to Turn Waste into Energy

At Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega Street

June 10, 2019 / 6:30 PM–8:00 PM

Grazing animals host a treasure trove of microorganisms in their gut that convert woody plant biomass into sugar. Dr. Michelle O’Malley, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at UCSB, will discuss how her research group works to isolate gut microbes from animal droppings and unlock their bio-degradation secrets.

Join our fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature. No tickets or reservations required, but be sure to get to Dargan’s early for a seat and to order your favorite drink and food.

Free admission. Sponsored by Sunrun.

Information: Contact Community Education Manager Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or scoleman@sbnature2.org.