Science on Tap

Science On Tap

Science on Tap Coeur d'Alene is held monthly on the second Tuesday of each month (except for June, July and August) and is open to anyone interested in exploring the latest science and technology by engaging with featured scientists and researchers at the Fort Ground Grill, a local gathering place in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The public will have ample opportunities to ask questions, voice opinions and learn about new subjects in a casual and informal setting.

For more information, please contact: Angie Sowers at (208) 667-2588.

"The Archaeology of Japanese Internment in Idaho"
Dr. Stacey Camp, University of Idaho
Tuesday, April 8
5:30 pm
Fort Ground Grill
705 River Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Two hundred and fifty-six male Japanese internees occupied Kooskia Internment Camp between May 1943 and 1945.  Partially due to its remote location, Kooskia has been a neglected historic site.
 This project began in the summer of 2010, when Dr. Camp and her team of faculty, post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate researchers performed preliminary archaeological research at Kooskia, including geophysical survey, soil resistivity studies, shovel testing, phosphate analysis, and collected macrobotanical soil samples to determine the location, extent, integrity, and contents of historic gardens and personal effects from the camp's internees and employees.  Dr. Camp and her team will be returning back to the site of Kooskia in the summer of 2013 to conduct additional archaeological research. They are pleased to be offering this project thanks to a generous National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant.

Next Up!
Speaker:  Dr. Jim Ekins, University of Idaho
Topic:  "Water-wise Households: Save Money, Use Less Water and Keep Your Local Stream or Lake Clean"
Tuesday, May 13

The 2013-2014 season of Science on Tap Coeur d’ Alene is sponsored by the University of Idaho-Coeur d'Alene, Idaho INBRE, and the Fort Ground Grill.  Not only do these organizations provide financial and/or in-kind contributions to this program, I call on all of them to recommend speakers and topics for the roster.  I could not pull this program together without them and I am grateful for their continued support!