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.

March 4


April 8


Poisonous, Carnivorous and Just Plain Nasty Plants presented by Katharine Snavely, Cyane Lowden and Holly Hartley, Virginia Certified Master Naturalists.


Native Plants for Pollinators presented by Grace E. Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

March 11


April 15


Feral Cats and Wildlife Conservation presented by Aaron Proctor, District Wildlife Biologist, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.


The Science of Magic presented by the Richmond Chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

March 18


April 22


Parkinson's Disease and Artistry: A Documentary Drama presented by Marta Rainer, professional actor for the Carpenter Science Theatre Company.


The Forests that Fire Made: Restoring Pine Savannas and Peatlands in Southeastern Virginia presented by Brian van Eerden, Southern Rivers Program Director.


March 25


April 29


From Nature to the Lab: Water Repellent Surfaces and their Applications presented by Dr. Mool C. Gupta, Langley Distinguished Professor and Director for NSF I/UCRC Laser Center in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia.


The Exotic World of Quarks presented by Dr. Raul Briceno. 

April 1


May 6


Methane and Leachate and More, Oh My: Environmental Monitoring at Landfills presented by Anthony W. Creech, P.G., Section Manager at Groundwater and Geology, Resource International, Ltd. 


Flora of Virginia – Illustrations and Botanical Watercolor Paintings presented by Lara Call Gastinger, artist and botanical illustrator.