STEM Tavern at Soaring Ridge

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Date(s) - Wednesday, July 12th, 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!

July 12: John R. F. Lewis & Inge S. Terrill “Apple Ridge Farm’s EBase USA Blue Ridge – A new and unique sustainability lesson experience”

In June of 2016, EBase USA Blue Ridge became the newest offering at Apple Ridge Farm.  EBase USA is an off-grid classroom powered by 18 solar panels and a wind turbine built out of a 100 year-old boxcar.  This classroom is a STEM laboratory and is a model to educate students of all ages about how wind and solar power work and new ways for them and the world to “GO GREEN.”

John R. F. Lewis

John R. F. Lewis, is a Roanoke, VA native and is the Executive Director of Apple Ridge Farm, a local community service organization.  He has more than 15 years of experience working with inner-city youth in Roanoke and Richmond in areas that include academic instruction, preventative counseling in violence & substance abuse, agriculture & food sustainability, positive life-skills coaching, and nonprofit management and leadership.

Inge S. Terrill

Inge S. Terrill from Ferrum, VA is the Program Coordinator at Apple Ridge Farm. She has a Masters of Environmental Science and has spent 15 years in the field of education working with schools such as Blue Mountain School in Floyd, VA since 2002 and with Apple Ridge Farm since 2012.  She homeschooled her daughters for 8 years and helped run the Floyd Homeschoolers Cooperative during that time.

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