There’s an embarrassment of riches for science cafes next week: Due to scheduling issues, both Nashua and Concord will hold their Science Cafe NH on the same night. The following night will see the Piscataqua Science Cafe in Portsmouth.

Nashua: Narcan and The Drug Crisis – How does it work?  Does it really help?  What do we need to know? Lisa Vasquez, Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator at Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services and other panelists will discuss the science of Narcan (naloxone), the miracle revival drug that brings overdose victims back to life, and what we need to know about it’s capabilities, application, and limitations. Details at

Concord: Solar power and wind power, plus concern about climate change, are forcing the entire electric grid to change. – What’s in store? How will it affect us?  Michael Mooiman, associated professor at Franklin Pierce University and long-time observer of NH energy system. Chris Skoglund, Climate & Energy Program Manager with the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), whose work is broadly focused on climate and energy-planning initiatives at the state and local level, and among the New England states and Eastern Canadian Provinces. James Brennan, director of finance at the New Hampshire Office of Consumer Advocate. Details at

Portsmouth: The Secret Life of Lobsters – Win Watson of UNH school of ocean science and Joshua Carloni of NH Fish and Game will discuss the present and future status of New England’s favorite crustacean. Details at

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