STEM Tavern at Soaring Ridge

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Date(s) - Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


What makes a talk about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) even more entertaining? Why, beer of course!

Join our monthly STEM Tavern that features a fascinating science presentation plus good beer. For each beer sold at STEM Tavern, Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers will make a donation to the Science Museum of Western Virginia! A food truck will also be on hand.

If you are interested in more information about the STEM Tavern programming, you can contact Sarah Van Zele at  svanzele@smwv.org or 540.342.5718.

Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers (523 Shenandoah Ave.). Talks begin at 6:00 pm!

May 10: Donna Haley “Rain Gardens – The solution to water mitigation issues”

The Rain Garden talk will address solving landscape problems or capturing run off water from your property by building a rain garden, including plant selection and garden development.

Donna Haley began her service to Virginia Cooperative Extension in 1996 as a Master Gardener. In 2012, she took on the title of Master Naturalist as well. Donna, as an ethno-botanist, has taught horticulture at Virginia Western Community College at Greenfield. She is a “Tank Team” member at the Ocean in the Mountains Aquarium at Center in the Square in Roanoke. She also enjoys volunteering for the Blue Ridge Mountains Council Boy Scouts of America and serves on their Council Conservation Committee. She is a long time geocacher, and a recent presenter at the Virginia Environmental Educators Conference. She is a 2015 Citizens for Clean and Green, City of Roanoke Green Academy graduate. Donna is an active member in Botetourt County, where she resides with her husband Dan, and two teenage sons, Kyle and Kevin.Soaring Ridge