• Myths and Facts About Flu Vaccination

    Virtual Science Tales & Trails, Oct 10, 2020Dr. Neha Pathak We know the flu vaccine saves lives, but there are still many things that can be confusing about vaccination. In this talk we will explore common myths and facts about the flu vaccine and answer common questions. What kinds of…

  • Ancient DNA, Neanderthals, and Human Health

    Virtual Atlanta Science Tavern, Sept 26, 2020Dr. Joseph Lachance Why do genetic disease risks vary across the globe? Did our ancestors mate with Neanderthals? How healthy were ancient humans? The answers to these questions can be found in the genomes of ancient and modern humans. The complex histories of our…

  • How to Start a Home Garden

    You can start a home garden anywhere, even indoors. And you don’t need any fancy supplies, just an old milk jug, some soil, and some seeds. Check out our Garden Guide to get started today!

  • There is a lot of talk about donating plasma. What does that mean?

    by Christine Doronio Your blood is made up of four main components: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. When you donate blood, you can either donate ‘whole blood’ (a pint of all four parts), or just plasma or platelets.  When donating blood, plasma or platelets, an IV is…

  • How do we know scientific studies are safe? Who approves them?

    By Alexandra Wickson and Samantha Yeligar Have you heard a lot about COVID-19 vaccine trials recently? Ever wonder who oversees and approves these trials to make sure they are safe and ethical? Every single scientific study using people or animals must go through a review and approval process before the…

  • May 16 – ST&T Athens: Virtually Batty

    Sat May 16 at 1200 noonZoom Meeting Join Science for Georgia as Athens Science Tales & Trails goes virtual (via Zoom) to learn about bats with research scientist Kristen Lear from the University of Georgia! To prevent “Zoombombers” – the link is in the flyer or please email Liam to…

  • Dec 14 ST&T: Festival of Native Trees

    Dec 14. Blue Heron Nature Preserve. 3-6pm Join Us at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve and learn about the trees of the Preserve. There will be cider and coco. Science for Georgia will be decorating a tree. We welcome your artistic additions. More information on their website. Blue Heron Nature…

  • Dec 7 ST&T Athens: Fungi in Research and Disease

    Dec 7 – NoonSandy Creek Nature Center, 205 Old Commerce Rd, Athens, GA 30607 Come learn about how Fungi can be more then just “fun guy” dad jokes! We’ll meet in the parking lot and head out from there. Please wear comfy shoes, and bring weather appropriate clothing and a…

  • Nov 9 ST&T: Edible Insects

    Nov 9. Rose Circle Park. Noon. Please remember water, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes. We are walking about a mile. Rain Plan: Meet at Monday Night Garage (right next to park) While American culture embraces aquatic arthropods like shrimp and lobster, an outdated taboo has prevented us from enjoying their terrestrial…

  • Oct 26 ST&T Athens: Botanical Gardens!

    Oct 26. Noon. State Botanical Gardens of Georgia. Join us as we explore the Botanical Gardens in Athens!