As a kid, you learned that science was everywhere in your pencil, your playground equipment, even contained within your chocolatey Snack Pack. The Saint Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue; www.slsc.org
) confirms this theory that's science, right? with its seemingly sometimes-less-than-scientific programming (we loved it, but a Rock Paper Scissors tournament? That "rock" link is tenuous at best). Anyway, this evening the center will follow more of a strict-constructionist idea of science at the Science Café
talk (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.). During this event Martin Fisher, the CEO and one of the founders of KickStart, shares information about an invention that is helping the poverty-stricken people in Kenya and other countries. His nonprofit organization offers inexpensive products such as the Super MoneyMaker Pressure Pump, a device to help with irrigation, so people no longer have to water crops inefficiently with buckets. Learn about how this pump works it can even push water uphill! while you enjoy a beverage and snacks. Admission to the Science Café is $20, and you need to call 314-289-4424 to reserve your spot.
Thu., Feb. 15