Your last drink of the night should stand out from the rest, shaken up with good conversation, warm conviviality and (we think) splendid science. Enter Academy Nightcaps — a monthly late evening virtual program that tells the more risqué stories of nature. Complex enough to feed your soul yet seductive enough to thrill your senses, Academy Nightcap offers a dram of sex and reproduction (virgin births in nature), a note of the grotesque (weird things in jars) and so much more.
Sip slowly as you enjoy a casual virtual conversation with scientists and educators who are eager to impart their knowledge over an aperitif. Share your knowledge, take polls and experience a multimedia presentation as we savor the most alluring science topics.
Whether your nightcap is on your noggin or in your tumbler—we're not judging! We hope you’ll join us to relax, decompress and end your evening in a delightfully scientific state of mind.
The Sexy Side of Nature: Virgin Births
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Are you curious about the more strange, unique and sometimes risqué aspects of natural science? Let’s talk about sex! Or rather, lack of sex. This month we’ll take a closer look into how single parents don’t do it in the animal kingdom through virgin birth. It’s time for the sharks and the bees talk, so unwind, sip a drink and join us online as we explore parthenogenesis.
January 4–22: $10 per person ($7 for members)
January 23–28: $15 per person ($10 for members)