• The Science of Plastic Recycling

    By Brooke Lappe Facts & Analysis Over the past fifty years the growth of plastic production and use and shortcomings of recycling has left industries and governments desperate to solve the plastic problem. The majority of plastics are made from petrochemicals, and particularly shale gas, because of its durability and…

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  • Single Use Plastics & Georgia

    by Brooke Lappe Introduction Single use plastics are the most commonly thrown away plastic items, and include straws, utensils, bottles, and grocery bags. Chemically, single use plastics last forever but are generally designed to be used only once and thrown away. Of the more than 300 million tons of plastic…

  • AST: The Science of Redistricting

    Jul 24, 7pm*IN PERSON*Manuel’s Tavern602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307 Join us as we learn how using computer-automated districting algorithms can reveal the consequences of gerrymandering.  Speaker David Cottrell, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia’s School of Public…

  • ST&T: Livin’ la Vida Okra

    Saturday Jul 10. Noon. Online. In this fun and practical session, learn the basics of planting and caring for okra plants this Summer, as well as how to participate in this year’s Farm to School Month campaign, Livin’ la Vida Okra. We’ll also show how okra is planted on Cosmos Farm, a small-scale,…

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    Science for Georgia is emerging back out into the world. We wanted to share our in-person guidelines.   We are a science organization, and we will act in accordance with the CDC guidance. As such, all in-person activities will operate under the following guidance (in addition to any guidelines mandated by…

  • What Does Science Say: Controversy Over Movie Studio Construction Plans

    by Michael Czajkowski There is currently a battle taking place over 340 acre expanse of green, forested land in southwest Atlanta. This land is known colloquially as the “prison farm,” due to a history of prisoners forced to work on a farm there. While this issue is nuanced, involving race,…

  • AST: Ice Cream – What is it?

    June 26th, 7pmDecatur Square, 509 N McDonough St, Decatur, GA 30030, in person We’re back! In person (see our in person statement). And what better way to get started then with some ice cream? We all scream for ice cream! But have you ever really thought about what it is?…

  • ST&T: Become Stormwater Savvy!

    June 12, Noon.Rachel Osborne Become Stormwater Savvy! Learn what stormwater runoff is and how it effects our local waterways. Also learn what you can do, as a citizen, to improve stormwater quality in your community. Rachael Osborne is the Environmental Project Specialist for the Stormwater Compliance Department in Columbia County,…

  • Education and Workforce Speaker Series

    Georgia has negative three percent unemployment rate in the tech sector. To fill these jobs, and the countless other science and technology jobs that will emerge in the coming years, Georgians need the matching skills. STEM has an outsized impact on the state of GA. A recent economic impact report…