Science Cafes

What do current topics in environmental science and locally-brewed beer have in common? Come find out at the Piscataqua Science Cafe.

The Piscataqua Science cafe is held throughout the fall, winter and spring months at the Portsmouth Brewery.  These events bring experts in a variety of environmental topics together for an information discussion.  This is your chance to ask to ask an expert the questions you’ve always wanted to.

These discussion are moderated by NHPR’s Environment Reporter, Sam Evans Brown. Doors open at 5:00 for socializing, the program starts at 6 pm. Admission is free.

Can’t make the event? The Science Cafes will be aired on Portsmouth Community Radio on The Environmental Hour the 1st Friday of the month following each monthly Science Café event. Portsmouth Community Radio streams live at

Electrons and Electrolytes: Alternative Energy (and) Drinks

Portsmouth Brewery
Wednesday evening

science cafe Jan 17

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Shellfish

Michael Chambers

Brian Gennaco

Rich Pettigrew

(MC Melissa Paly)


Portsmouth Brewery
Wednesday evening

Portsmouth Brewery
Wednesday evening

Final details pending.

Tracking fisheries in the Gulf of Maine

Kathy Mills

Alix Laferriere


Portsmouth Brewery
Wednesday evening

Past Science Cafes

January 22: Meltdown: What People Should Know and Why they Should Care about Glaciers

  • Cameron Wake
  • Larry Hamilton

Feb 22: Clean it Up: Creative Solutions for the Health of Our Bay

  • Jeff Barnum
  • Rebecca O’Brien
  • Rachel Rouillard

March 22: Investments in Portsmouth’s Pierce Island Facility: Improving Water Quality in Great Bay

  • Terry Desmarais
  • Tom Irwin
  • Dean Peschel

April 19: Raging River:Is New England Prepared for Increasingly Extreme Weather?

  • Cliff Sinnott
  • Mary Stampone

May 10: Pollution Solutions: What you can do as an Individual

  • David Cedarholm
  • Stephen Jones
  • Corey Riley

Oct 18: Right Whales in the Wrong Places: The Future of Right Whales in the North Atlantic

  • Ken Baldwin
  • Heather Pettis

Nov 15th: The Secret Life of Lobsters

  • Win Watson
  • Joshua Carloni

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