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Thursday, 08/21/14
  • Volunteers NeededJoin us for a brief orientation and learn how you can become part of Sausalito's very own attraction known around the world! We have a variety of volunteer positions that are suited for people just like you! Greet visitors, lead tours, work with school groups, and more! Come and be ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • For the Birds: Live Demonstration!Speakers: Bird Rescue, Mary Ellen Rayner
    Where:  Sebastopol Cost:  $5
  • Off the Screen: Soundwave ((6)) (sub)mersion In partnership with Exploratorium Cinema Arts, Soundwave immerses visitors in a cinematic, surround-sound event exploring ideas about the ecologies, stories, and properties of our most important natural resource-water.Condition of Form, by Duo IN/S, features multi-channel audio recordings with hydrophones and a 16mm multi-projection filmed on commercial fishing boats out at ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $10 Members
  • Birds and Coffee
    Your morning cup of coffee may seems like a trivial routine, but the coffee industry as a whole has a major impact on the habitat available for birds in Central America and other cofffee-growing regions. Biologist John Sterling will present some of his Smithsonian research supporting the Bird-Friendly Coffee movement. ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $5 General, Free for members
  • Restore Hetch HetchyRestore Hetch Hetchy is a grassroots non-profit organization seeking to restore the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park to its original condition.Speaker: Spreck Resekrans
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
Friday, 08/22/14
  • Water You Gonna Do?! Interact with and learn about the three phases of water, explore how rising global temperatures change the water on our planet, and discuss the effects of rising sea level on wild habitats and people.
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • The Basics of Ocean AcidificationDive into ocean chemistry and become ocean scientists, doing experiments and meeting some key players in the ocean food web. Using multimedia, lab equipment, and ball-and-stick style molecular models, participants will explore changing ocean chemistry in action.
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Off the Screen: Imagine Science Film FestivalNew York–based Imagine Science Films promotes and showcases dialogue between scientists and filmmakers. Each year, ISF hosts a festival of films presenting scientific fact in compelling visual narrative. The theme for 2014 is Time in all its variants: time-lapse film, the age of the universe, time travel, the genetics of aging, and ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $10 / $5 Explo Members
Saturday, 08/23/14
Sunday, 08/24/14
  • Marine Science Sunday: Under the Bridge: Marine Mammals of SF BayOur own backyard in the bay is full of amazing marine mammals!  Free classroom programs will highlight our local sea lions at Pier 39, the return of harbor porpoises to the Bay after a 60 year absense, and even the occassional dolphin and whale that wanders under the Bridge! We recommend teaming ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: SoundWhat is sound? How high a pitch can you hear? Can you measure the speed of sound with a yardstick? Can two sounds add up to no sound? Explore these questions and more in this resonant presentation.Presentations at 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with admission
  • Tangled Web-Plankton, Plastics & UsWhy is our Bay so deliciously green? Come discover all the microscopic life of the Bay and how they affect our dinner! We'll delve into how the oceans are changing with a tide of plastics that have weaved themselves into our food web. Join an Aquarium of the Bay naturalist ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
Monday, 08/25/14
  • Nerd Nite East Bay #22: Bitcoin, Cosmology, and Underwater Robots
    Grab a beer and then listen up to this month's Nerd Nite East Bay. Jeremy Rue will tell you how the encryption built into Bitcoin protects your cash. Roger O'Brient, who works on BICEP2 and other cosmic microwave background telescopes will discuss what these high-profile experiments have to say about how our universe came to be. Finally, David ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $8
Tuesday, 08/26/14
  • Human Accelerated Region 1: A Novel GeneSpeaker: Dr. Monica Lares, Sonoma State Univ
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Laser-based exploration of planetary surfaces: lab, field, and mission instruments and conceptsThe capability for simultaneous multispecies detection, rapid analysis, high sensitivity, and high spatial resolution make laser spectroscopy technologies very attractive for the in-situ characterization of organic, mineralogical, and chemical species during planetary exploration. Laser spectroscopy (Raman, LIBS, LINF) has acquired maturity in planetary exploration through prototype development and dedicated material ...
    Where:  Mountain View Cost:  Free
  • Knightscope, Autonomous Security RobotSpeaker: William Santana Li - Knightscope Chairman & CEO
    Where:  Santa Clara Cost:  $10 General, Free advance for members, $5 at door
  • Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica: An Underwater Serengetti
    Jacques Cousteau called Cocos Island "the most beautiful in the world."  Located about halfway between Costa Rica and Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, it is the only island in the eastern Pacific Ocean supporting tropical rainforest.What I found underwater, though, was much more impressive.  "Megafauna" - large-bodied species - congregate around the island. ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  $5
Wednesday, 08/27/14
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