Coming Soon: Trash or Treasure: Wastewater, Plastics, and Spent Brewing Grain!

Ever wonder what happens to a Coke bottle after it’s thrown into a city recycle bin? Or what happens to the spent grains after you’ve enjoyed a Seventh Son brew? All over Columbus innovators are working towards better solutions for dealing with waste, and this Drink and Think is your chance to become part of the movement! First, we’ll discuss how Seventh Son is using its spent grains to benefit local farmers and livestock producers. Then, we’ll take a look at how plastic bottles are being converted into novel materials and architectural resources, including a new installation on OSU’s main campus. Lastly, we’ll examine how Columbus recently achieved 100% beneficial use of its wastewater-derived “biosolids” for purposes of agricultural fertilization and energy production. So, come join us on Nov. 19th at 6:00 PM as we delve into the exciting world of re-purposing “waste” materials with some of the city’s most prominent recyclers!

America’s Got Zombies!

Fake blood? ✔️ An encyclopedic knowledge of everything Zombie? ✔️ A love of local brews? ✔️ Sounds like you are ready for America’s Got Zombies! Come test your Zombie knowhow at 6:00 PM on October 30th at this Zombie Party Think and Drink hosted by our favorite brewery, Seventh Son Brewing!

Yay Navin Archaeology Day!!

We are so thankful to have been a part of Navin Elementary’s Archaeology Day this Sunday!! A huge thank you to Navin Elementary and to our volunteers Evonne Turner-Byfield, Liv Menear, Daiely Payne, Kim Whitman, Nick Wilkins, and Malorie Albee for sharing their knowledge and love of archaeology!

Meet the Mind Behind Evolved!

Abbey Sarver-Verhey graduated from The Ohio State University in 2018 with a B.S. in anthropological sciences and a minor in design. Together, these majors covered the practice, methods, and content of informal science education. For her Honors Thesis, Abbey designed Evolved, an interactive exhibition on human evolution that invites people of all ages and levels of science to explore and learn about how human evolution works and impacts their own lives! You can read more about Abbey here

Did Someone Say Ice Cream?

Seasoned APOP volunteer? Interested in getting involved? Join us for ice cream on Sept. 11 in the Collaboratorium! The party starts at 5:00 PM! 🍨🍨🍨🍦🍦🍦

Nice Rocks Barbara!

Materials purchased! We now have some magnificent raw Kentucky Hornstone from Joel Robinson and Pat Antuzzi and some beautiful local Flint Ridge Flint spalls courtesy of Flint Ridge local Roy Miller (skillfully chosen by volunteer Barbara Betz)! Next up, a visit to archaeologist Sean Doyle at Prehistoric Living…