September 7, 2021

LIVE ONLINE: Monday, September 13 @ 8PM, Secret Science Club presents Geophysicist, Author & World Water Expert Giulio Boccaletti on “Water: A Biography,” FREE!

Secret Science Club presents geophysicist & author Giulio Boccaletti

Join us live via Zoom on Monday, September 13 @ 8PM (Eastern Time USA) "Doors" open at 7:30PM 

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At the next Secret Science Club, physicist and world water expert Giulio Boccaletti gives us the lowdown on that shape-shifting, life-giving, and sometimes treacherous substance (H2O) and the story behind unending hurricanes, floods, and droughts.

Dr. Boccaletti asks: How has our stormy relationship with H2O shaped our destiny? What’s in our future as we face an increasingly thirsty world?

Before & After
--Mix up our cocktail of the night, the "Dry Spell"… (recipe below!)
--Ebb & flow to wet-and-wild grooves
--Bring your questions for the live Q&A
--Snag a copy of Giulio Boccaletti’s epic new book, Water: A Biography here

Giulio Boccaletti is a geophysicist, author, and expert on natural resource security and environmental sustainability. Previously, he has worked as a NASA Earth Systems Science fellow at Princeton, a research scientist at MIT, and the chief strategy officer at The Nature Conservancy. Currently, Dr. Boccaletti is an Honorary Research Associate at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University. His work has been featured in the award-winning PBS documentary series H2O: The Molecule That Made Us, and he was series consultant on PBS’s The Age of Nature.

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What’s next at Secret Science Club online?
Stay tuned for tree canopy ecologist & explorer Meg Lowman on Wednesday, October 6!

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Photo of Giulio Boccaletti: Courtesy of GBH

Cocktail Recipe for the “Dry Spell” (created by the Secret Science Club mixology lab)
Ingredients: 2½ oz Gin, ½ oz Dry Vermouth,1 small strip of Nori/Seaweed
- Pour gin and vermouth over ice into a mixing glass and stir well
- Strain into a chilled martini glass
- Quickly dip a small strip of nori into the mixture
- Then roll the nori into the shape of a small cone, and use as garnish

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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