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.
Urbanization & the Water Cycle is the second of six programs making up "Science Showcase at Ponce City Farmers Market." The goal of this program is to make people aware of the source of the water we use to drink, bathe, clean, and more. If you are at the farmers' market you can ask
- ask about Atlanta water shed
- learn about what makes streams healthy
- participate in measuring water quality
- obtain information about volunteer opportunities to help maintain the health of the Chattahoochee River and other Atlanta bodies of water
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.