Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules: Separating Fact from Fiction and the Science of Everyday Life


Dr.JoeSchwarczDr. Joe Schwarcz, Director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society and amateur magician, is known through his many books, a weekly column in the Montreal Gazette, weekly radio show on CJAD 800 in Montreal, and frequent guest segments on Discovery Channel, Canada.

Program Details

Ever wonder if the Hollywood chocolate chip cookie diet works? Does rosemary really improve your memory? Come join us for a lively discussion as Dr. Schwarcz reveals the answers to these and many other questions. During this author’s studio, Dr. Schwarcz will share his insights on discovering the true science behind the media hype and the importance of nurturing scientific literacy in modern society. Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules will challenge you to think like a sleuth and offer teachers real-world scenarios to engage students in relevant problem-solving activities while heightening their critical thinking skills.

 This event is held in collaboration with Dr. Krishan Agrawal, Professor of Mathematics, Virginia State University

November 2, 2017
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Location: MathScience Innovation Center, 2401 Hartman Street, Richmond, VA  23223 - Room D9

  • Free to full consortium member school divisions
  • $7.50 Institutional member school divisions
  • $15.00 all other participants



For additional information, please contact the Tawana Gilyard at (804) 343-6525 ext. 221. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.