The next NB Science Cafe meeting will feature a lecture and discussion with biologist Michael Tlusty, associate professor of sustainability and food solutions at UMass Boston.
Tlusty, who is also former director of ocean sustainability science at the New England Aquarium, will discuss aquaculture as a potential solution to future food problems. The population is expected to grow by another 2 billion by the year 2050, and aquaculture is seen as a sustainable source of efficiently produced protein.
The event is Tuesday, Sept. 4, 6-8 p.m., at the Greasy Luck Brewpub, 791 Purchase St., New Bedford. The talk is free and open to the public.
The NB Science Cafe is one of a growing number of informal educational gatherings, often held at a pub or restaurant. Local scientists and experts in science-related fields take time to shed light on a specific topic, then host discussions. Café-goers range from techies to those with little exposure to science.
For more info, call 508-984-1955 or visit the group’s website: nbsciencecafe.com.