Columbia River Maritime Museum


Science on Tap: Through the Microscope
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013

Released January 29, 2013

Presented by Laurie Choate, RN, MN

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Doors open at 6:00 pm, talk at 7:00 pm
Fort George Brewery in the Lovell Building

Free to the public

"Ring around the Rosie," a famous nursery rhyme sung by children of all ages wasn't always an innocent playground singing game. Urban legend says the song originally described the plague.

Join the Columbia River Maritime Museum for our next Science on Tap: Through the Microscope on Thursday, February 7, 2013 as Laurie Choate guides us through history discussing how microbes have impacted human society and the many myths surrounding the understanding of disease. Learn about quarantining ships and individuals, and why common practice involved running feathers dipped in kerosene down the throats of victims with diphtheria. 

Laurie Choate is the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health at Clatsop Community College.  She has spent her lifetime teaching nursing and science courses to nursing and allied health students. Graduating from the University of Washington, Laurie has enjoyed teaching microbiology and exploring the role of microbes and infectious disease in our history with her students.  

Science on Tap, in partnership with Fort George Brewery, is a Columbia River Maritime Museum program introducing maritime science, history, and technology in an informal setting. This program is free and open to the public, minors are allowed with adult. Doors open at 6:00 pm, the presentation begins at 7:00 pm at Fort George Brewery - Lovell Building. Seasonal beers are on tap, food, and other beverages are available for purchase.  For more information call 503.325.2323.