• Coal Ash in Georgia

    Coal Ash, the leftover waste from burning coal, affects Georgian’s health and well-being. Coal Ash contains arsenic, lead, mercury, and other heavy metals. When these chemicals seep into water or soil, it causes health problems for those exposed. As the chart below shows, most people living near coal-ash dumps are…

  • Disparities in Alzheimer’s Research & Care

    African Americans are 2 times as likely to be affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, but participate in research in much lower numbers.  This Virtual Science Tavern will focus on health disparities in current Alzheimer’s care and research, differences in symptoms between various racial groups, and how people can work to alleviate…

  • What exactly is One Health?

    One Health means solving problems by thinking about people, animals, and the environment. One Health is a multi-field approach to solving health problems that works at the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health. The idea behind a One Health approach is that the health of people, animals, and our…

  • The Importance of Writing Your Legislator

    March 13 at Noon ETA Science for Georgia and Atlanta Science Festival Event Speaking with your legislators is a perfect example of democracy in action. They can only serve community needs if they know what you care about. If science is what you care about, log in for this online panel discussion…

  • Science Jazz Hands

    A night of interactive science comedy – in partnership with Atlanta Science FestivalTuesday, Mar 23rd at 8PM Tune in to catch scientists getting your attention, not with jazz hands, but with comedic bits about their research. After the comedy sets, we’ll all have the chance to dig deeper into the…

  • Breaking the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities

    Presented by: Dr. Leslie Rubin, Dr. Dana Barr, Dr. Julie Herbstman, Dr. Cappy Collins, and Dr. Peggy Gallagher Atlanta Science Tavern: Dec 19, 2020. 700pm Throughout 2020 we shared information about one of our partner organizations: Break the Cycle of Health Disparities, Inc., a non-profit that has a Break the Cycle…

  • 2020: A Trace Odyssey on the Georgia Coast

    Presented by: Dr. Anthony (Tony) Martin Atlanta Science Tavern: Nov 21, 2020 The Georgia coast and its barrier islands are world-famous for both their natural and human histories, from the Pleistocene Epoch to the present. Still, these histories aren’t always obvious to casual visitors on the coast. In this lively…

  • How Science Reaches the Community: Soil Success

    Too often there are missed connections between scientists and their community. Science for Georgia, the Georgia affiliate of the AAAS Local Science Engagement Network, believes that providing an engaging environment for discussion between community leaders and scientists will lead to greater community benefits. In June, Dr. Eri Saikawa, a professor…

  • What do all those food labels mean?

    by Alexandra Wickson & Amy Sharma Our food packaging comes covered in labels: nutrition facts, expiration dates and sell-by dates, seals saying organic, all-natural, sugar-free, etc. But what do these labels actually mean, and are there actual requirements for these labels?     Who Regulates Food in the United States? Food regulation…

  • Help Analyze Atlanta-Area Soil

    by Chelsea Thomas, Atlanta Botanical Gardens FREE soil and compost testing! Participate by Nov 15! Where: Atlanta Botanical Gardens (ABG) – a labeled collection bin in front of the ABG gift shop.  (Also possible by mail or other drop box locations.) Why: To determine the extent and distribution of possible lead contamination in…