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The Bell Museum's Café Scientifique is a happy hour exchange of ideas about science, environment, and popular culture featuring experts from a variety of fields on diverse and often provocative topics. For more information visit www.bellmuseum.org
January topic: Between Earth and Sky: Indigenous Star Lessons from Turtle Island
Science was not invented by European males during the Enlightenment; in fact, cultures around the world have been using "cutting edge technology" to explain and explore scientific phenomena since the beginning of human history. Using the advanced technology of the Bell Museum's new ExploraDome program, Dakota science educator Jim Rock and Bell Museum Planetarium Education and Outreach Coordinator Sally Brummel will take us on a comprehensive journey of the night sky as the indigenous people of Minnesota see and understand it.
Jim Rock has taught chemistry, physics and astronomy at Wayzata High School for nearly 30 years, and developed the "Seek to Know" summer program at the University of Minnesota, in which students from around the country were introduced to an indigenous view of math and science that incorporated music, sacred sites, the river, and experiential learning.
Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
810 West Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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