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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.



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
  • 8:30 | Hasn't Everything Been Mapped? Measuring Space, Place, and Landscape on the Planet We Call Home


Rock House Brewing (119 Luigart Court)

  • 6:00 | Hold Back the Water: Your Role in Sustainable Water Infrastructure
  • 6:30 | Gulag Springs: Sacred Waters in Western Siberia
  • 7:00 | What Lies Beneath: The Secret Laboratory of Wastewater
  • 7:30 | Water Action: Community-Based Research for Change
  • 8:00 | A personal View of Kentucky's Drinking Water Evolution
  • 8:30 | Facts and Possibilities: Water on Other Worlds


Ethereal Brewing @ Cornerstone (401 S. Limestone Avenue)

  • 6:00 | Love, Compassion, and Other Vices
  • 6:30 | The Epic Heart
  • 7:00 | Papyrology and the Emotions
  • 7:30 | The Beatles, Blue-Footed Boobies, and Bygone Imaging!
  • 8:00 | Healing Racial Trauma
  • 8:30 | Am I at Risk? Adverse Childhood Events and Disease Development


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

  • 6:00 | Burn Emergencies
  • 6:30 | A Nobel Song of Ice, Fire, and Touch
  • 7:00 | The Doctor's Prescription for the Landscape, Fire!
  • 7:30 | Fire on the Mountain and Under the Sea?
  • 8:00 | Fire: How it Works and Why You Care!
  • 8:30 | Spacecraft and Bourbon


Pivot Brewing (1400 Delaware Avenue)

  • 6:00 | Why Do We Need Drones to Measure the Wind?
  • 6:30 | Take My Breath Away: Using Breath Biomarkers for Lung Disease
  • 7:00 | One Breeze at a Time: Evaluating the Equine Respiratory Tract in Motion
  • 7:30 | Run Like the Wind: Stories of Famous Thoroughbred Racehorses and Retirement
  • 8:30 | The Music in the Wind

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.