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Earth. Fire. Wind. Water. Heart. With their powers combined, the elements make up everything around us.

Everything is Science, Lexington’s annual city-wide festival, is back with a new theme: The Elements of Life. Each event will feature engaging demonstrations and presentations related to the five elements, with conversations on how earth, fire, wind, water, and heart each contribute to everyday life.

The festival, which is free and open to the public, will be held at various local restaurants, pubs, and breweries. The topics discussed aim to make science fun and engaging for audiences of all ages.

“Everything is Science has been growing every year, and this year’s events are going to be highly captivating,” said Michelle Pitts, a UK post-doctoral fellow. “We are excited to showcase how science is present in our daily routines, takes many different forms, and shapes all aspects of life on Earth.”

“I’m pleased we are once again bringing Everything is Science to the city of Lexington,” said Kip Guy, dean of the College of Pharmacy. “We have brilliant lecturers, researchers, and practitioners on UK’s campus. Our goal is to bring science to the community, spark interest in our work, and perhaps even inspire future scientists by opening a pathway for creative minds.”

The events will take place during the week of February 21-25, 2022. No registration is required.

FEB 21 | EARTH

West Sixth Brewing (501 W. Sixth Street)

6:00 | Guns, Germs, and Grasses: How Grass Cultivation Shapes Our World

6:30 | Probing the Relationship Between Diet and Gut Health

7:00 | What You Can't See...The Hidden Life of Soilborne Plant Pathogens

7:30 | Teaching About Science in A Global Pandemic, with Burnt Out Admins and Feral Students

8:00 | Earthbending

FEB 22 | WATER

Rock House Brewing (119 Luigart Court)

6:30 | Gulag Springs: Sacred Waters in Western Siberia

7:00 | What Lies Beneath: The Secret Laboratory of Wastewater

8:30 | Facts and Possibilities: Water on Other Worlds

FEB 23 | HEART

Ethereal Brewing @ Cornerstone (401 S. Limestone Avenue)

FEB 24 | FIRE

Old North Bar @ Greyline Station (101 W. Loudon Avenue)

FEB 25 | WIND

Pivot Brewing (1400 Delaware Avenue)

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.