In Fall 2020, TESI and the Florida Museum of Natural History  hosted the Science on Tap Professional Development Program for Early-Career Scientists.

To apply, early-career scientists studying air, water, land or life submitted an audition video detailing their research topic and why they believe it’s important to Floridians.

During the six-week training, scientists learned how to build trust and support for science, the best practices of storytelling, and techniques for giving engaging talks in a virtual setting. Their Science Off Tap talks were considered their final project in the program. Learn more about the training program and view the final presentations below!

Fall 2020 — Science on Tap: Changes on the Horizon

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The Sunshine State is experiencing many environmental challenges, but how will these changes affect the future? The Florida Museum of Natural History and University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute invite guests to grab their favorite local brew and join us virtually to learn from scientists about urban streams, trafficked wildlife and mangroves at the fall “Science Off Tap: Changes on the Horizon” series. See below for more information or download the event flyer.

Sept. 10 Science Off Tap: Urban Streams 
Presenter: A.J. Reisinger, assistant professor of urban soil and water quality at the University of Florida Soil and Water Sciences Department

Oct. 8Science Off Tap: CSI Wildlife
Presenter: Madelaine Verbeek, UF master’s student studying wildlife forensic sciences and conservation

Nov. 12Science Off Tap: Mangroves on the Move
Presenter: Julie Walker, Marine Conservation Fellow at UF’s Whitney Lab for Marine Bioscience