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The AU Science Cafe & Science Pub

Science Cafe and Science Pub typically alternate each month with Cafe being hosted on the 4th Tuesday of every other month and Pubs being hosted on the 4th Thursday of every other month.

Next Topic:

Trace Fossils: Dino Tracks, Trilobrite Trails, and Worm Burrows

Next Date:

Thursday, July 27th, 6:30-7:30pm

Cafes are usually held the last Tuesday of each month

Pubs are usually held the last Thursday of each month


Red Clay Brewing Company
704 N Railroad Ave
Opelika, AL 36801

Join us each month for a night of science, good drinks, tasty sweets, and great conversations! At the AU Science Cafe and Science Pub, you'll have the opportunity to sit down and talk about new and exciting science and technology with scientists in our community, all the while relaxing in a great local food and drink venue.

The event is FREE and open to all of the public. No science background is required, and no question is too silly to ask!

This 60 minute event generally occurs the 4th Tuesday (Science Cafe) or Thursday (Science Pub) of each month, alternating between our Pub and Cafe locations every month. All ages are welcome to attend both events. Proceeds from the Drymarchon Berliner Weisse drink at Red Clay Brewery benefit the Alabama Natural Heritage Program at Auburn University and their efforts to conserve rare species in Alabama, such as the Indigo snake. Sodas will also be available for purchase at the Science Pub location. See our schedule below for our next speaker and further details. For any other questions, or if you are interested in being a Science Cafe or Science Pub speaker, please contact Josh King at or 334-734-1182.

Next Cafe: Dr. Charles Savrda

Morgan Beadles

Trace Fossils: Dino Tracks, Trilobite Trails, and Worm Burrows

Thursday, July 27th, 6:30-7:30pm @ Red Clay Brewing Company

Is a footprint a "fossil"? What about the sediment it left behind? Could you learn more from a creature's burrows than its bones? Bring your geoscience questions to the July Science Pub for the answers to these and how to learn about an animal just from where it's been. Beat the summer heat with our discussion of trace fossils: the dinosaur tracks, trilobite trails, and worm burrows that can be used to discover the secrets of a long-forgotten past!

Upcoming Cafes & Pubs

August - Dr. Kelli Thompson -Psychology @ Mama Mocha's

September - TBD @ Red Clay

October - Dr. Chandana Mitra -Geosciences @ Mama Mocha's

Last Updated: 07/07/2017