Bainbridge State College is pleased to announce its next speaker for the second annual Carter Arts and Lecture Series.

Kari Byron, former host of Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters,” will speak at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center on October 16, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public with no tickets needed for entry.

Even though Byron is best known as a host on Discovery Channel’s flagship show, “Mythbusters,” she is also known as the host of Science Channel’s “Head Rush.” For almost a decade she has been a strong presence in the world of reality-based science television.

Fostering her curious nature, she spent a lifetime acquiring odd skills and interests. After graduating college and traveling the world, she decided to settle in San Francisco and pursue a career as a sculptor. Special effects and prop making seemed like a perfect fit.

Trying to break into the field, she got an internship at M5 Industries with Jamie Hyneman. Her first day turned out to be the beginning of “Mythbusters,” and a career in television. Though her dream was to be a working artist, somehow eating bugs, wiring explosives and scraping chicken guts off the ceiling turned out to be her real dream job.

Byron is sure to keep the audience entertained throughout her lecture with her exciting and innovative personality.

Scott Dunn, the Carter Arts and Lecture Series Chairman, said, “Kari brings a perspective to science that makes it fun and engaging for students and community. The Carter Arts and Lecture series is committed to bringing these types of exciting personalities to the college’s service area.”


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