Events

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Jun
11
Mon
Mysteries Below Ground @ Tallahassee Museum
Jun 11 – Dec 31 all-day
Mysteries Below Ground @ Tallahassee Museum | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

In the first comprehensive and complete exhibit of its kind, Mysteries Below Ground: The Architecture of Ant Nests explores the intricate workings of 25 underground ant nests. This exhibit will reveal the enormous range of size and complexity of ant nest structure and reflects the range of scales in which ants live their lives. The exhibit also dives into Dr. Walter Tschinkel’s method of metal casting and the ways in which metal casting reveals a complete, precise and detailed version of ant nest architecture. Dr. Tschinkel’s casts have been featured in 16 museums around the world, from Paris to Hong Kong, including two casts at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. This exhibit will only be here until December 31, 2018, so don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity.

Dec
15
Sat
Saving Wakulla Springs Overland Tour @ Tour departs from Cascades Park
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saving Wakulla Springs Overland Tour @ Tour departs from Cascades Park | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Follow the amazing underground journey of our precious water “blue gold” with Florida springs expert, Jim Stevenson. This fascinating behind-the-scenes tour traces the journey southward from Tallahassee through one of the longest and deepest cave systems in the world to Wakulla Springs. Peer into our underground aquifer though pristine sinkholes not accessible to the general public. This is a journey to Florida’s largest spring that everyone who lives in our beautiful Big Bend region should experience! Car caravan/walking tour departs from Cascades Park with 7 stops of interest along the way to Wakulla Springs State Park. Tour proceeds benefit two local non-profit organizations working to protect Wakulla Springs. $18 per person. $10 students. Spaces limited. 8AM-Noon. Registration required @ www.PalmettoExpeditions.com or 850-926-3376.

Kids’ Free Day at the Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

clc kids free dayThe third Saturday of every month is Kid’s Free Day at the CLC! At 10:30am, please join us for Interactive activities, science demonstrations, and a FREE IMAX OR Planetarium show for kids 12 and under (with a paying adult). These activities may include a Chemistry Magic Show presented by members of Alpha Chi Sigma, FSU’s professional chemistry fraternity, a presentation by the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and/or presentations by CLC education staff.

Dec
18
Tue
CRACKING THE COSMIC CODE AND RIDING THE WAVES – RAZOR Lecture series @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm
CRACKING THE COSMIC CODE AND RIDING THE WAVES – RAZOR Lecture series @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

William H. “Bill” Green, Ph.D. | Research Professor | Physics Department | Florida State University
This talk will review our current understanding of the history and fate of the Universe, and will include discussion of some key current questions such as: How far back in time do we know what went on?; What is the evidence for Dark Matter and Dark Energy? What can Gravity Waves tell us?; and, Does the Universe hold any major surprises?
After earning a PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of South Carolina, Bill was awarded a NAS/NRC Fellowship at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., where he became a Research Scientist studying chemical lasers and molecular energy transfer processes. Bill earned a law degree at Georgetown and returned to his native Florida and in 1979 co-founded Hopping Green & Sams, P.A. in Tallahassee. The next thirty years, he studied cosmology via sabbaticals at the University of Cambridge, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/the University of California–Berkeley, and advanced study institutes. Bill joined the FSU Astrophysics Group 2010.

Dec
22
Sat
Sciturdays: Movie Magic (Ages 9 and Up) @ Challenger Learning Center
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sciturdays: Movie Magic (Ages 9 and Up) @ Challenger Learning Center | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Science happens every Saturday at the CLC! SCIturdays at the Challenger Learning Center are designed for you and your child to learn new skills while having fun together! Discover the art of filmmaking! Develop a storyboard, learn the rules of animation and create your own animated short starring StikBot, the easy-to-pose, stop-motion figurine or LEGO minifigures. Register now at https://www.challengertlh.com/sciturdays/.

Jan
12
Sat
Sciturdays: Superhero Science (Ages 10 and Under) @ Challenger Learning Center
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sciturdays: Superhero Science (Ages 10 and Under) @ Challenger Learning Center | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Science happens every Saturday at the CLC! SCIturdays at the Challenger Learning Center are designed for you and your child to learn new skills while having fun together! Celebrate superheroes! Hypothesize whether items will sink or float, make an ocean in a bottle and design your own superhero with unique powers. Register now at https://www.challengertlh.com/sciturdays/.

Jan
15
Tue
SCIENCE and FILM: What do the movies tell us about the humanistic side of science? – RAZOR Lecture Series @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm
SCIENCE and FILM: What do the movies tell us about the humanistic side of science? – RAZOR Lecture Series @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Michael Ruse, Ph.D. | Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy | Director of the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science | Florida State University
Film is not just entertainment. It can provide the basis of a learning experience about social issues to do with or created by science. Thus, Inherit the Wind about science and religion; Contact about women in science; and Kinsey about sexual orientation. This talk explores some of these movies and what they can tell us about ourselves and the world within which we find ourselves.
Michael Ruse was born in England in 1940, moved to Canada in 1965, and down to Tallahassee in 2000. He is now in his 54th year as a philosophy professor and fears he might be approaching the half-way point. He is the author or editor of over sixty books, including The Darwinian Revolution: Science Red in Tooth and Claw (Chicago, 1979), Monad to Man: The Concept of Progress in Evolutionary Biology (Harvard, 1996), Can a Darwinian be a Christian? The Relationship between Science and Religion (Cambridge, 2001), and Darwinism as Religion: What Literature tells us about Evolution (Oxford, 2017). The founding editor of the journal Biology and Philosophy, he is a Guggenheim winner, a Gifford lecturer, the recipient of four honorary degrees, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Jan
19
Sat
Kids’ Free Day at the Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

clc kids free dayThe third Saturday of every month is Kid’s Free Day at the CLC! At 10:30am, please join us for Interactive activities, science demonstrations, and a FREE IMAX OR Planetarium show for kids 12 and under (with a paying adult). These activities may include a Chemistry Magic Show presented by members of Alpha Chi Sigma, FSU’s professional chemistry fraternity, a presentation by the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and/or presentations by CLC education staff.

Jan
26
Sat
Sciturdays: Rocket Scientists (Ages 9 and Up) @ Challenger Learning Center
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sciturdays: Rocket Scientists (Ages 9 and Up) @ Challenger Learning Center | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Science happens every Saturday at the CLC! SCIturdays at the Challenger Learning Center are designed for you and your child to learn new skills while having fun together! Calling all NASA hopefuls! Build and launch paper rockets and learn about how they work: parts of a rocket, types of fuel and more. Register now at https://www.challengertlh.com/sciturdays/.

Feb
9
Sat
Sciturdays: Icy Explorations (Ages 10 and Under) @ Challenger Learning Center
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sciturdays: Icy Explorations (Ages 10 and Under) @ Challenger Learning Center | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Science happens every Saturday at the CLC! SCIturdays at the Challenger Learning Center are designed for you and your child to learn new skills while having fun together! Brrr! Examine the properties of dry ice and liquid nitrogen, make Boo Bubbles with CO2 and excavate a LEGO from an ice sculpture. Register now at https://www.challengertlh.com/sciturdays/.

Feb
16
Sat
Kids’ Free Day at the Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

clc kids free dayThe third Saturday of every month is Kid’s Free Day at the CLC! At 10:30am, please join us for Interactive activities, science demonstrations, and a FREE IMAX OR Planetarium show for kids 12 and under (with a paying adult). These activities may include a Chemistry Magic Show presented by members of Alpha Chi Sigma, FSU’s professional chemistry fraternity, a presentation by the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and/or presentations by CLC education staff.