AMOS Announces Summer Sustainability Science Pub Series
Thursdays from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | June 27, July 11, & August 22
ASHEVILLE, NC – June 20, 2019 –Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS), in partnership with Warren Wilson College, is excited to bring a special three-part series on sustainability to its popular Science Pub events: Sustainable Communitiesthrough Green Building, Clean Energy, and Land Stewardshipwill take place Thursdays in June, July, and August at the Collider in downtown Asheville.
“AMOS Science Pubs combines the best of Asheville under one roof all while advancing one of our core values, science literacy”, said Amanda Bryant, AMOS Executive Director. “Providing access to quality information around sustainable practices and earth stewardship is critical as our community and infrastructure is rapidly growing. We cannot maintain our ecosystem and a quality of life unless we understand our impacts and advance architectural literacy and green practices.”
Green Building | Thursday, June 27 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Hear from some of the most reputable green builders in WNC on how using climate science to create sustainable home design is making a significant impact on the region. Moderator and Associate Dean of Work, Paul Bobbitt, will lead an expert panel of Warren Wilson alumni in the green building field featuring Green Built Alliance, Jade Mountain Builders, JAG and Associates Construction, River Birch Builders, and Steel Root Builders to share how future innovations and considerations in design are shaping a healthy future in Western North Carolina.
Clean Energy | Thursday, July 11 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Featuring local updates on clean energy issues by Buncombe County Commissioner Brownie Newman followed by a panel of Warren Wilson alumni in the renewable energy field with Community Action Opportunities, Headwaters Solar, SolFarm Solar, and Sugar Hollow Solar.
Land Management | Thursday, August 22 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Dave Ellum, Dean of Land Resources at Warren Wilson College, will present on innovative land management practices for landowners and those interested in stewarding the land for sustainable agriculture and agroforestry. Dave will facilitate an expert panel of Warren Wilson alumni managing local businesses and partnerships in the land management world.
This is the sixth year AMOS has collaborated with local scientists, industry, innovators and breweries to present the Science Pub series free to the public. Science Pub events take place at The Collider, Suite 401 of the Callen Building, and are free to the public. Drinks and light snacks are also complementary, thanks to the generous sponsorship of The Collider, Wicked Weed Brewing, Ingles Markets, and the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority. Doors open at 5:30 PM, and talks begin at 6 PM.Prior Science Pub topics have included gravitational waves, the science of brewing beer, and dog behavior.
About the Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS)
Asheville Museum of Science is a premiere exploratory science experience in downtown Asheville. The museum has evolved to provide an array of educational services to surrounding schools, homeschooled students and adults alike, inspiring local interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). With plans to open two new exhibits this year and a growing collaboration with The Collider, housed in the same building, AMOS is poised for a phase of exciting growth.Visitors can immerse themselves in geology in the Colburn Hall of Minerals, archaeology while digging for fossils and examining the Teratophoneus dinosaur skeleton, biology, dendrology and botany climbing into the tree canopy in the Southern Appalachian Forestry exhibit, and much more.