Science Café
an informal forum for great fun
and new ideas 

Science Café | Beacon

Science Café | Beacon is a newfangled and entertaining series of science-based events designed to identify and demystify the many roles of water in and around our daily lives. An extension of the Clarkson University Science Café Series that launched in the Potsdam area Fall 2009, Clarkson professors, scientists and other knowledgeable guests demonstrate, innovate and interact with Café-goers to create an informal forum for great fun and new ideas. Events will be held in popular bar/restaurants in Beacon, NY with the aim to fascinate regulars+ with topics from: “Beacon, NY: Where Engineers Order Their Water Straight Up” to a musical performance keyed to real-time water data by “the mad scientist of dancefloor jazz” (CMJ) Ben Neill and dream pop vocalist Mimi Goese.


Terry Platz 
Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Clarkson University 
845 838-1600 


Thursday June 16, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

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The Hop Bar/Restaurant 
554 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508

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Science and the Backbone
of the Body Politic

with Riverkeeper's Dan Shapley

 Thursday, June 16, 7pm

The Hop Bar/Restaurant
554 Main Street, Beacon 

Why has Riverkeeper’s water quality testing program grown into one of New York State’s most extensive community science efforts? Program manager Dan Shapley introduces you to the water sampling efforts at 300 Hudson River Estuary monitoring locations and 600 miles of shoreline, and maps out how the results are shaping policy, laws and infrastructure investment while building community throughout the Hudson Valley and New York City. After all: Clean water means good beer. The Hop, 554 Main Street, Beacon