Bent Science

Bent Science will be held every third Thursday at 7:00pm in the Bent Ladder Cider and Wine Tasting Room, possibly forever. And, oh yes – cider. Admission is free – bring your curiosity.

Each month we’ll explore a different topic and expand our understanding of the world around us. Join us for Bent Science at Bent Ladder Cider and Wine – an evening of science at its most intriguing!  Must be 21+.


Thursday, August 16th, 7pm
Jim Chatfield and Friends Present: The Oaks vs. The Maples

What are the key differences between the Red Oak Group and the White Oak Group? Hint: The main thing is not sharp lobes vs. round lobes). Is oak wilt disease serious in northeast Ohio? What are oak galls? Why do red maples sometimes displace sugar maples in forests? Do all maples have palm-like leaves? Is Verticillium wilt a threat to some maples and is tar spot a serous problem? What are those bladder-shaped and spindle-shaped projections on silver and red maple leaves? In what ways do we drink oaks and maples? Get your oak and maple Rush on at Bent Science!