Photo by Stormhouse Brewing.
The Cox Science Center and Aquarium’s next “Science on Tap” event at Stormhouse Brewing should be of particular interest to Palms West Journal readers after last month’s reporting on the devastation that poor water quality and the loss of seagrass as a food supply are causing the manatee population. Dr. Vincent Encomio is discussing ways to maintain and restore coastal habitats and the effect of stormwater runoff on the environment in a talk titled “Living Shorelines: The Importance of Seagrass.”
Encomio works with local communities to design and implement a “living shoreline,” using natural materials to restore Florida’s damaged coast. He also educates people on ways to improve stormwater runoff, one of the biggest challenges to water quality and the health of marine life.
In addition to his work on shoreline restoration and water management, Encomio researches watershed effects on oysters and other shellfish.
The presentation takes place Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at Stormhouse, a locally owned brewpub in North Palm Beach that also holds such events as Wednesday trivia nights and live music.
This is the first time Stormhouse is hosting “Science on Tap,” a monthly series that enables people to learn from a local expert over drinks (alcoholic or not). No RSVP is required, but seating is limited. If you have questions, email email@example.com.
The Cox Science Center, opened in 1961, is one of the leading science educational museums in the country. Over the last 10 years there have been major renovations to the center. A 5,000-square-foot Hall of Discovery contains 100 hands-on exhibits. The center has an upgraded planetarium, an early childhood exhibit and a new science laboratory. In the spring of 2020, the center added an open-air amphitheater featuring daily live science shows, trivia and concerts.