Science on Tap

Drink up, Get Smart. 

This is a 21+ event series. Please arrive early to secure a seat and a brew! 

Modeled after "Science Cafes", Science on Tap is the only place in Palm Beach County where for the price of a cup of coffee, a quality craft beer, or a smooth glass of wine, anyone can come to discuss the latest trends in science and technology with a world-class scientist. With a motto to ‘drink up – get smart,’ you know you are in for a casual-education session, as the goal of the program is for guests to have fun while learning a little bit more about everyday curiosities. 

Upcoming sessions:

February Guest Speaker: Dr. Stefan E. Harzen, Taras Oceanographic Foundation & Palm Beach Jupiter Dolphin Tours 

Where: Civil Society Brewing Company; 1200 Town Center Dr. #101 Jupiter FL, 33458

When: Thursday, February 21st, 2019 @ 7pm

Topic: Citizen Scientists: How You Can Advance Conservation

About the presenter: Stefan E. Harzen is a German-born scientist, consultant and entrepreneur. He spent a good portion of his life in Portugal before moving to the U.S. Since 1998, he has been serving as the Executive Director of Blue Dolphin Research and Consulting, Inc., a company working on the forefront of sustainability, and as the Chairman of the Taras Oceanographic Foundation. Concurrently, he directed the Office of Sustainability of Balam Investments from 2009 through 2013, and founded Palm Beach and Jupiter Dolphin Tours in 2017.

His interest has long expanded from marine mammals to include a variety of cross-disciplinary subjects. Over the last 25 years, Stefan successfully helped advance a great number of diverse commercial projects in Portugal, the U.S., Brazil, Belize, and the Caribbean, with his responsibilities comprising a wide range of cross-disciplinary issues: sustainable development and associated planning and design guidelines, the evaluation and recommendation of green technologies (including waste-to-energy facilities), GIS-based spatial and environmental analysis and more.

Stefan is also an accomplished explorer, writer, broadcaster, and photographer. He served as the co-leader of an Explorers Club Flag Expedition, creating a new generation of coral reef maps in 2008. Over the years, he published numerous popular and scientific papers and two books; one on bottlenose dolphins in Portugal, the other a biography, entitled An Ocean of Inspiration – The John Olguin Story. 

Dr. Harzen taught as an Adjunct Professor at the Business School’s Environmental MBA program at Florida Atlantic University for several years. He served on various Boards of business and civic organizations in Portugal and the U.S. He is a Fellow of the world-renowned Explorers Club in New York and has been included in the pages of Adventurous Dreams, Adventurous Lives together with 120 other outstanding individuals, including Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin and balloonists Bertrand Piccard, representing a Who's Who of international exploration.

For more information about this event, please call (561) 370- 7740. If you know a local scientist or technologist that is interested in presenting at Science on Tap, email events@sfsciencecenter.org.

No ticket required -- Admission is FREE! Seating is limited, please arrive early. Presentation starts @ 7pm and runs 30min. plus Q-n-A after. Beverages available for purchase provided by the venue.