GW Hosts Special Live Performance of Science Friday Radio Show

March 25, 2024

Photo from Science Friday at GW

GW partnered with WAMU to host a unique opportunity for our community to catch a peak behind the curtain of the national radio show, Science Friday, at a special live performance on March 23. Members of the GW community and the public gathered in GW’s Lisner Auditorium to listen to host Ira Flatow cover science news and stories happening right here in Washington D.C.

Flatow spoke with experts on topics such as urban trees, local seafood sustainability, the science of art and object conservation, and much more during this interactive 2-hour program. On the topic of local seafood, she spoke with aquaculturist and researcher Imani Black and associate professor of biology at GW Tara Scully, who is active with the GW Innovation Center, about how the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay is in flux due to climate change. They covered the Bay’s history, why aquaculture is on the upswing, and how food production and conservation go hand in hand.

This special event was also recorded for the Science Friday radio show so attendees can be a part of a future broadcast! The radio show is independently produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the public’s access to science and scientific information. Bringing this renowned radio show to GW underscores the university’s dedication to providing unique educational opportunities around science and technology to its community. Check out the Science Friday website to find out where you can tune in to re-listen to your favorite moments!