Thinkery21: Forces of Nature

Thursday, August 22  |  7 pm- 10 pm

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Mother Nature is NOT messing around—and neither are we! Join us on Thursday, August 22nd for Thinkery21: Forces of Nature!

Grab a drink – and some friends – and get ready for an amazing evening of earth science, incredible hands-on activities, and more! Learn about the ways you can help sustain the planet for future generations and some super-useful tips for surviving intense ecological phenomena.

The Earth has power, but so do you! We’ll help you put it good use at Thinkery21: Forces of Nature!

 

Carbon Footprint Monopoly - Let’s talk about the link between population growth and wildlife extinction with the Center For Biological Diversity and Endangered Species Condoms!

 

Vegan From My Head Tomatoes – Feast on plant-based fare from Revolution Vegan Kitchen, and do your part to help the earth!

 

Riding for the Environment - Practice stowing your bike on public transit with Cap Metro and talk to a sustainability officer about getting to a zero emission fleet of vehicles .

 

There’s Protein In My Cricket Bar! Sample one of the best and most sustainable protein sources on earth with Exo Cricket Protein Bars.

 

I Feel The Earth, Move, Under My Feet – Get shaking with Texas Professional DJ.

 

Tales of the Periodic Tables – Come explore which elements make up your favorite stories, create your own story "compound", and test your knowledge of fictional metals and their origins with the Austin Public Library.

 

Rangers And Reptiles – Get up close and personal with native snakes and learn about their importance to our ecosystem with the City of Austin Park Rangers.

 

The Doc Is In – Visit the Scientist Booth and ask all your burning questions about earth’s climate and its organisms with Dr. Stavana the Scientist!

 

It’s Hair Raising! – Experience the power of the static electricity that surrounds us in this electrifying demo with our very own Ven de Graaff Generator!

 

Compost-est With The Most-est! Get your hands dirty and learn about Austin Resource Recovery’s composting and recycling initiatives with a recycle relay!

 

Thinkery Storm Trackers – Get your own “Storm Team” selfie at our digital photobooth because the forecast calls for extreme weather—with you as the reporter in the thick of it!

 

See More, Feel More, Enjoy More - Explore your city using active transportation with Smart Trips Austin.

 

Don’t Burn Yourself Out – Dig into how Prescribed Burns improve ecological health with The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and become a “burn boss” by testing your mental and physical strength with a pack challenge!

 

PAW-peration Adoption! Did you know that you can improve your community and environment by adopting a pet? Find out how you can Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle by supporting the Austin Animal Center!

 

Dammed If You Do, Dammed If You Don’t - Come learn about the history of flooding in Central Texas with Austin History Center.

 

Rescue Mission – Not sure you’ve got the skills to properly secure and transport an injured person? No worries, Travis County Search And Rescue has you covered.

 

Seeds Of Change - Get your hands on a Grass Petting Zoo and learn how the Wildland Conservation Division promotes biodiversity through re-seeding after prescribed burns.

 

I Speak For The Trees – Learn how to be an environmentally active and engaged citizen with the St. Edwards Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and make a seed ball!

 

Mass Rains And Flood Plains – Austin Watershed Protection is teaming up with Homeland Security and Emergency Management so you can sign up for emergency alerts while navigating the Emriver Stream Table.

 

Drink A Drink, Plant A Plant – Upcycle your empty can into a planter with Succulent Native.

 

The Synergy Of Austin Energy! – Come hang out with the Austin Energy Green Team, take a picture with StEVie the EV loving T-Rex, and learn about how solar is good for you and the environment!

 

Monuments In Peril: Take a Virtual Reality field trip to international world heritage sites with MasterWorks: Journey Through History! Presented by FarBridge.

 

Earth, Fire, Wind, Water, Heart! With your powers combined, become a Planeteer and explore UT Chemistry’s hands-on, earth-based experiments!

 

Playing With Fire – Fan your flames of curiosity and take in some new Earth Skills with Natureversity.

 

Super (Farmers’) Market Sweep! Race to shop, learn and sample the differences between local and nonlocal produce with Johnson’s Backyard Gardens.

 

The Pedagogy Of Koji - Unearth the magic of natural starters and lacto-fermentation with L’Oca d’Oro.

 

Worst For Thirst - Do you know where local food is grown in your hood? Checkout the Sustainable Food Center’s network of farmers and learn how we can all conserve water through our food choices!

Proceeds from this event will support Thinkery's new Earth, Wind, Inspire exhibition.

 

 

Thinkery21 is for adults 21+ only

Each evening explores a different topic, but all include a cash bar, special activities, and delicious nibbles from local food trucks. Enjoy live performances by local artists and musicians, dive into a topic with inventive scientists, and explore cutting-edge technology with programmers and designers.