Science Showcase at Ponce City Farmers Market
Georgia Tech will be at Ponce City Farmers Market one Tuesday a month from June to November. Graduates in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and faculty from the Georgia Tech School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences will share with customers and passersby science about our planet that they could apply to their daily lives.
Disaster Preparedness is the first of six programs making up "Science Showcase at Ponce City Farmers Market." The goal is to encourage people to think about how to prepare for natural disasters they can encounter in their locations. If you are at the farmers' market you can ask about:
- natural disasters likely in various locations, such as tropical storms in Georgia and earthquakes in California
- preparedness strategies
- emergency kit for disasters
Following are the topics for "Science Showcase at Ponce City Farmers Market" through November, as well as the Georgia Tech volunteers:
- June 12, Disaster Preparedness, Tiegan Hobbs
- July 3, Urbanization & the Water Cycle, Shannon Owings
- Aug. 7, Underwater Robots & Ice Sheets, Ben Hurwitz and Dan Dichek
- Sept. 4, DIY Meteorology Kits, Louisa Barama and Miguel Neves
- Oct. 2, Dark Skies Protection, Elizabeth Spiers
- Nov. 6, Climate Change, Kim Cobb
The showcase is an initiative of Ph.D. student Tiegan Hobbs. Georgia Tech's science presence at Ponce City Farmers Market was made possible by Hobbs's collaboration with its market manager, Stephanie Luke.