Cafe Scientifique Orlando is a gathering of scientifically-inclined people in Central Florida, who meet at a cafe, coffee house, pub, or nonacademic location to discuss events and ideas in the world of science. We enjoy beer and wine, and we use plain language to talk about extraordinary ideas.

Brabham, Mary
Wednesday, 3 June 2009 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
717 W. Smith Street
Postal Code:
United States

Water is one of the most important and fragile natural resources Orlando and Florida has. We’ll learn how authorities are protecting and improving the surface water around us.

Mary Brabham, PE, will present information on the SJRWMD and the Middle St. Johns River Basin, descriptions of the waterbodies and watersheds of the Middle St. Johns River Basin, and the District SWIM Program that is working to improve the water quality of these waterbodies.

Mary Brabham is the Basin Program Manager for the Middle St. Johns River Basin at the St. Johns River Water-Management District. The Middle St. Johns River Basin includes Lakes Harney, Jesup, and Monroe, the Econlockhatchee and Wekiva Rivers, and the St. Johns River sections that lie between these lakes and major tributaries. The Middle Basin represents one of several priority waterbodies within the St. Johns River Basin at the SJRWMD. Mary Brabham is a registered professional engineer in the State of Florida that has been working at SJRWMD for 20 years. She has a BS in Biology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia and a masters degree from the Environmental and Civil Engineering program at the University of Central Florida.

Past Café Scientifique Events

Race to the Moon 18 November, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Good Bacteria 9 September, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Marine Ecosystems 8 August, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Solar System 7 July, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Robotics 6 June, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Cloud Computing 13 May, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Nanoscience 8 April, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Fire Ants 11 March, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Food Preservation 5 March, 2014 - 19:00 Eden Bar at...
Marine Mammals 11 February, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Bees 14 January, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Frankenfood 10 December, 2013 - 18:30 downtown library

Topics We'd Love to See

What are some topics you’d like to have? Tell us in your comments below. See our full schedule to know what we’ve had and plan to have, before adding something new.

Additionally, if you are a scientific expert interested in presenting a topic, please email us.