Curious minds want to know: How do you connect with science in Portland?

We here at Science In Portland were curious to find out how Portlanders connect to the science community around the metro area, so we asked around on social media, posing just two questions:

How do you connect with science events and fans in Portland? And what do you think of the state of science in the metro area?

Tell us your favorite way to connect the dots between yourself and the Portland-area science community. Freeimages.com

Tell us your favorite way to connect the dots between yourself and the Portland-area science community. Freeimages.com

Here are three replies we received:

Michael D. Barton, Portland advocate for children and nature: “I think Portland has a good science scene — we have a great science center, science and nature lectures seem to be consistent, plenty of folks who support environmental concerns. On the other hand, Portland has quite the population that pushes woo and pseudoscience (think anti-vaccination, alternative medicine and therapies, anti-fluoridation, etc.).”

Michael Sieler, who participates in PDX Skeptics in the Pub*, a Portland-based meetup of skeptics from the metro area and beyond: “Meetups and college classes.”

Eric Tergerson, who organizes PDX Skeptics in the Pub: ” ‘Science on Tap’ and ‘OMSI Science Pub’ have been favorites of mine.”

What about you, dear reader? How do you connect with Portland-area science and its science community? What do you love about it? Any improvements you’d like to see?

Leave us a comment by clicking the link at the top of this post.

Susannah L. Bodman
Twitter: @Sciwhat
Facebook: Sciwhat.Science

(*Disclosure: The author also regularly participates in this skeptics meetup.)

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