Ashland Science on Tap


About Science on Tap


Science on Tap offers anyone the opportunity, for the price of a glass of beer or cup of coffee, to explore the latest news in science and technology


3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:30 P.M.


Deep Water Grille -

South Shore Brewery


808 W. Main St.


Ashland, WI

Who’s Invited:


Science on Tap is FREE and open to the public!


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Ashland Science on Tap was profiled on the NOVA Science Cafe website in March 2012

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Ashland Science on Tap was featured in the Winter 2012 edition of Wisconsin People and Ideas Magazine

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Hello Friends of Science!

Ashland Science on Tap does not happen without our scientist speakers. We are always looking for more presenters, so please contact us with suggestions for people who love to talk about their work in science!

TUESDAY JUNE 16, 6:30 P.M.

Chris Broughton


Duluth MakerSpace

“Build Your Dream: The Duluth MakerSpace and the MakerSpace Movement”

The MakerSpace Movement brings together a community and tools, classes and resources for makers of all ages. Come learn about this exciting new approach and see what has happened so far.

TUESDAY JULY 21, 6:30 P.M.

David Baum, PhD


Department of Botany UW-Madison

“The Tree of Life and Its Importance in Modern Biology”

The metaphor of a tree of life, showing the evolutionary relationships among species, was developed by Charles Darwin over 150 years ago, and served as a key element in his theory of evolution. Until about 20 years ago, however, scientists’ ability to reconstruct this evolutionary tree, or phylogeny, were very limited. One of the greatest triumphs of modern biology has been in using molecular and genomic data to build an ever more detailed picture of evolutionary history. The resulting phylogenetic trees provide insights into such diverse topics as the origins of novel traits, the appearance of new diseases, the movement of species around the globe, and the assembly of ecological communities.


“Why Explore the Ocean Floor?”

Theresa spent three weeks working on a NOAA ship, the Okeanos Explorer,  learning how and why we explore the ocean.  The purpose of the expedition was to map the area near the Puerto Rico Trench which set the stage for underwater exploration with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).  Come and check out the mission highlights!

Theresa Paulson, M.S.

Science Teacher

Ashland High School/Ashland Charter School, 2015 NOAA Teacher at Sea