Grab lunch and join us for Lunch Break Science!

Wednesdays, Noon-1 pm • FREE!

Presenters share easy to understand information on a wide range of fascinating science topics. Discussions follow presentations. Lunch Break Science is recommended for adults.

Pre-registration not required.

May 27


July 29


The Rise of Bicycle Boulevards and Protected Bike Lanes in Richmond, Virginia presented by Max Hepp-Buchanan, Director of Bike Walk RVA Sports Backers


The Value of Conservation: Matching Conservation, Wildlife Habitat and Financial Goals through Land, Water and Air Assets presented by Tee Clarkson, Director of Atoka Conservation Exchange.

June 3


August 19


.The James River: Our River at Risk presented by Jamie Brunkow, Lower James Riverkeeper from the James River Association. 


From Start to Finish presented by Janine Lester, Consulting Arborist,  Board Certified Master and Municipal Specialist. 

June 10


August 26


Bioenergetics: Energy for Life presented by Shilpa Iyer, Assistant Professor of the Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering. 


The Missions of John W. Young presented by Ted Bethune, Aerospace Program Specialist at Space Science. 

June 17


September 2


Copernicus presented by Richmond Shakespeare and the Carpenter Science Theatre Company. 


Space Station: A Symbol of Cooperation and Orion, NASA’s New Deep Space Explorer presented by Alan Sturgis, Aerospace Engineer at NASA Langley Research Center.

June 24


September 16


Air Quality and You presented by Brigitte Tanner Carter, Account Executive at RideFinders and Dan Salkovitz, Meteorologist for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. 


Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety in Virginia presented by Jessica Rosner, MPH, Foodborne Disease Epidemiologist at the Virginia Department of Health. 

July 15




The Science of Cycling presented by Craig Dodson, Founder and Executive Director of Richmond Cycling Corps.