Science Pub Corvallis offers thought-provoking presentations along with good food and drink in an informal atmosphere. Interact with experts, ask silly questions and leave feeling more nourished and knowledgeable. No scientific background is required – just bring your curiosity, sense of humor and appetite! 

We are starting off the season with Science Pubs in a virtual format.  Register to get login information, and enjoy food and drink from your own kitchen as you join viewers from across the state for these informative sessions.

Next Pub:  Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Your Christmas tree:  what does a grower do in the 7-12 years before you cut a tree?

Presenter: Chal Landgren, Professor, OSU Extension Christmas Tree Specialist, OSU

Many consumers assume Christmas tree growers simply plant a tree, wait 8 years and then collect the money. The reality is much different. We will take a look at what it takes to grow a quality Oregon Grown Real Tree- from seed to final product.




Make sure to secure your tickets for Science Pub Corvallis. Please read the specifics below.

  • This is a free event, but registration is recommended.
  • Registration typically opens three weeks prior to each Science Pub.
  • Only register if you plan on attending, please.
  • If plans change, please cancel your reservation via your initial confirmation email, by emailing or by calling 541-737-4717.


  Held on the second Monday of the month, Science Pub is sponsored by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Downtown Corvallis Association, OSU-Cascades and Oregon State University.

    Tell your friends and join us on Facebook to stay informed about upcoming guests. We hope to see you there! Or check out our podcast and catch the presentations online.

  Podcasts of previous Corvallis Science Pub events on topics such as “Technology in the Fields” and “From Wolves to the Warning to Humanity: Facing the Environmental Crisis through Science” are available.

  For accommodations for disabilities or questions, contact University Events at 541-737-4717 or

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