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.

April 1


May 13


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. 


ABC’s From the James River, with Love presented by Betty Ellett, author and Wayne Dementi, photographer.

April 8


May 20


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


Oil and Gas Drilling 101 presented by Michael D. Ward, Executive Director of the Virginia Petroleum Council. 

April 15


June 3


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


The James River: Our River at Risk presented by Adrienne Kotula, policy specialist at the James River Association.

April 22


June 17


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


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

April 29


July 15


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


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

May 6


July 29


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


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.