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Wednesday, 09/28/16
  • Panarchy: Implications for marine ecosystems and management in a rapidly changing world
    Changes in the physical/biological interactions in marine ecosystems occur across various spatial and temporal scales and may be mitigated or strengthened based on varying rates of evolutionary and management adaptation. “Panarchy” provides an interdisciplinary approach in which structures, scales, and linkages of complex-adaptive social-ecological systems are mapped across multiple space ...
    Where:  Moss Landing Cost:  Free
  • Lab and Lunch: Can the Anthropocene Be Exhibited?
    How can museums and other cultural institutions better address the increasing volatility and vulnerability in the Earth system? How can museums facilitate observation of human impacts on the atmosphere, the lithosphere, and everything in between? Can such observation become a truly public enterprise?Join moderator Jason Groves and curators Sara Dean ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free RSVP required
  • Robots in the Harvest
    Jim Ostrowski is the VP of Engineering at Blue River Technology, which serves farmers with computer-vision based robotics that unlock greater yield potential.
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Promise & Peril of Gene Editing
    CRISPR is a new gene-editing tool that mayrevolutionize the way we think about-and ultimately treat-genetic disorders. For scientists, it is cheap and easy to use, allowing them to do what they've only dreamed of in the past. What if researches could eliminate the gene that causes Huntington's Disease in embryos, ...
    Where:  San Rafael Cost:  $10
  • Climate Change and Coastal Ecosystems: Are Detectable Changes Occurring Along the Oregon Coast?Speaker: Dr. Bruce Menge, Oregon State University
    Where:  Tiburon Cost:  Free
  • Solar for All: Energy for All the Planet and All the PeopleThe clean energy revolution has the power to transform our planet and our communities. Current massive solar cost reductions mean that solar energy will be able to deliver health and economic benefits to everyone, including low-income and impoverished areas. Solar has the power to lower utility bills for every American, ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $8 Members, Free for Students
  • Millbrae Skeptics in the Pub
    If ye value critical thinking, and if ye scorn the flim-flam man, join us, your friends.  Skeptics in the Pub is a group of like-minded people informally discussing the latest in science or pseudoscience over good eats & ale. 7PM  4th Wednesday each month (except November and December)
    Where:  Millbrae Cost:  Free
  • Saving Species with Science �' Lead and the California CondorThe recovery of an endangered species typically requires a multidisciplinary approach and the California condor is no exception. Here I provide an overview of the work our research group is doing to inform managers and policy makers about the major threat wild California condors face today �" lead poisoning. I ...
    Where:  Santa Cruz Cost:  Free
  • Trona & SearlesSpeaker: Leslie Gordon
    Where:  Los Altos Cost:  Free
Thursday, 09/29/16
  • No, Seriously, What is a Monad?Functional programming has experienced a surge in mainstream software development in recent years. I will cover the basics of functional programming, emergence of the new mixed functional/imperative paradigm and answer the burning question, just what the heck is a monad anyway?Speaker: Jason Shankel, FableLabs
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium
    Speaker: Dan'l Lewin, Microsoft
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
  • Teacher Workshop: EarthquakesLooking on how earth science can be integrated within the NGSS integrated approach to middle school science.  This session will look at Earthquakes in California and impact on population.  We will learn about Plate Tectonics and how our area evolved.  We will take a walk the trace of the Hayward ...
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  Free
  • Human-Centered Designed Robots are All Around Us Robots are no longer only in outer space, in factory cages, or in our imaginations. We interact with robotic agents when withdrawing cash from ATMs, driving cars with anti-lock brakes, and tuning our thermostats. In the moment of those interactions with robotic agents, we behave in ways that do not ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • Sharktoberfest NightlifeIt’s that time of year again"when toothy sharks and thirsty humans unite for a salute to brews with an aquatic twist.In the East Garden, sip your way through a pop-up beer garden with libations on tap from dozens of local breweries, including Ale Industries, Almanac Beer Co., Anchor Steam, Black ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $12 Members
  • Hacking Digital Video Via Deep Learning, A Video Machine Learning Solution
    Deep Learning, image and object recognition are core elements to intelligent video visual analysis. Understanding context within and classification creates a strong use case for video deep learning. Digital video is exploding, however there are few leveraging the wealth of data and how to harness visual analysis. A true reinforced ...
    Where:  Santa Clara Cost:  Free
  • Geektoberfest at The TechThe Tech Museum of Innovation proudly presents Geektoberfest 2016! At Geektoberfest, in partnership with BioCurious, we’ll dive into the biology of beer, with tastings from local and regional craft breweries in a commemorative glass beaker you get to keep. We’ll also have demos and talks from expert brewers. And don’t ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  $18-$100
  • Insights into rorqual lunge-feeding behavior gleaned from new video and accelerometry tags
    For nearly all of human existence on the sea, our understanding of whales has been limited to what we can observe at the surface. For fully aquatic animals such as these, however, time spent on the surface is really a tiny fraction of the life cycle of these largest predators ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Remembering Mount Pinatubo 25 Years Ago
     Join us for a special showing of the NOVA film "In the Path of a Killer Volcano".This 60 min. film follows USGS scientists as they work with local agencies to monitor the restless volcano and forecast its eruption.USGS Geologist John Ewert, featured in the film, will introduce it and be ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
Friday, 09/30/16
  • Birds and BotanyHike the forests, meadows and hills around Pine Flat and up Redhill with ACR Volunteer Patrick Woodworth & ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self. We’ll be watching (and listening) for birds on the hike out. After lunch, we'll botanize as we consider the seasonal interplay between bird foods, habitat history and current activity ...
    Where:  Geyserville Cost:  Free
  • Ecology in a Changing World: Differentiating the Effects of Natural Disturbance from Anthropogenic Changes Disturbances, such as wildfire, hurricanes, and floods have a fundamental role in structuring ecological communities, and the study of these processes and extension to novel ecological disruptions is of increasing importance due to global change. A better understanding of ecological perturbations and quantitative comparisons of their effects over multiple scales ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Rethinking the Value of Forests: From Timber to Water, Education and HealthAs complex problems like climate change, water scarcity and inequality blur the lines of traditional sectors, we have the chance to change the way we think about and manage forests. Some cities are already embracing forests as part of their water infrastructure, making investments that diversify forest revenues and improve ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Rising Seas: Is San Francisco Ready?
    In the MediaMichael Stoll, Executive Director, San Francisco Public PressThe mainstream media, and human brain, are not well-suited to handling slow-moving threats that will appear in the distant future. Yet flooding of Bay Area roads this year can be partly attributed to rising tides and severe weather. How is the ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $12 Members, $7 Students
Saturday, 10/01/16
  • Science in the ParkScience in the Park is a FREE family event that makes STEM and health compelling and accessible to children, famlies, and the general public.This event includes interactive/hands on activities that promotes STEM, live animal demonstrations, health screenings, friendly competitions, and much more.
    Where:  Hayward Cost:  Free
  • Guided Nature WalkExperience the beauty and rich natural history of this 535-acre preserve.Our half-day guided nature walks are on Saturdays throughout fall and spring. Participants are divided into small groups and paired with a trained Bouverie volunteer to explore the mixed evergreen forest, flower-carpeted oak woodland and rugged chaparral. Guided Nature Walks ...
    Where:  Geyserville Cost:  $15 Donation suggested
  • An Intimate Look at San Francisco Bay Marine Life
    Have you ever wondered what kinds of creatures are living in San Francisco Bay? Join us for demonstrations and conversations with researchers, exhibit developers, and others who are exploring San Francisco Bay ecosystems. We’ll learn about the science, art, and politics of preserving the marine species both native and invasive ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with admission
  • Hawk Talk and Banding Demo
    The Hawk Talk begins at noon, when a GGRO volunteer speaks about hawk migration and identification, and what we do here at the GGRO. Midway through, a banding volunteer brings up a newly banded hawk, talks about the banding program, shows everyone the hawk, and lets it go in front ...
    Where:  Marin Cost:  Free
  • Ways of Knowing: Nina Katchadourian in Conversation with Marina McDougallExploratorium Artist-in-Residence Nina Katchadourian works across various media including photography, sculpture, video, and sound incorporating playful juxtapositions and conceptual twists to provoke us to re-see everyday natural and cultural phenomena. As part of our ongoing series exploring the creative process, join us for a conversation between Katchadourian and Marina McDougall, Director of the Exploratorium Center ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with admission
Sunday, 10/02/16
  • Oakland Nature Festival @ Lake MerrittA celebration of nature at Lake Merritt, the nation's first wildlife refuge!This free festival is a celebration of the nation’s first wildlife refuge & the biodiversity in the heart of the Oakland. Come meet & enjoy dozens of environmental organizations, wildlife rescue groups, live animals, local merchants, and nature artists for ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  Free
  • 31st Annual Wildlife Festival
    YSI is proud to present its 31st Annual Wildlife Festival. Meet and touch live animals, make crafts, play games, watch animal presentations on stage, and discover other local organizations that relate to the natural world around us. This event is appropriate for people of all ages.
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
  • Hawk Talk and Banding Demo
    The Hawk Talk begins at noon, when a GGRO volunteer speaks about hawk migration and identification, and what we do here at the GGRO. Midway through, a banding volunteer brings up a newly banded hawk, talks about the banding program, shows everyone the hawk, and lets it go in front ...
    Where:  Marin Cost:  Free
  • TALONS A Festival Celebrating Birds of PreyThe Hungry Owl Project is proud to present this unique and exciting festival. It will be a fun and educational outdoor event for adults and all the family. See several different species of Owls and Hawks, have a glass of wine or beer, see local wildlife artists, hear inspiring presentations ...
    Where:  Ross Cost:  $35 Adults, $10 Children
Monday, 10/03/16
  • Developing resilience to ocean acidification in red abalone aquacultureSpeaker: Dan Swezey
    Where:  Bodega Bay Cost:  Free
  • Taking a scientific approach to science educationDr. Carl Wieman of Stanford (Nobel Prize in Physics, 2001) will join us via video conference to present how research on how people learn in combination with advances in information technology is setting the stage for a new approach to teaching and learning that can provide relevant and effective science ...
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Commercializing Energy Innovations ' a panel discussion with three Stanford foundersThere are a number of pathways available for Stanford researchers to externalize aspects of their energy innovations: publications, conference presentations, industrial affiliates programs, the Office of Technology Licensing, and various entrepreneurship programs. The TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy provides one such pathway through its Innovation Transfer Program that provides seed ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Beginning the Exploration of the Universe with Gravitational Waves: Rainer Weiss on LIGO
    The recent observation of gravitational waves from the merger of binary black holes opens a new way to learn about the universe as well as to test General Relativity in the limit of strong gravitational interactions the dynamics of massive bodies traveling at relativistic speeds in a highly curved ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
Tuesday, 10/04/16
  • A Novel Approach to OSETISpeaker: Eliot Gillum, Microsoft and SETI
    Where:  Mountain View Cost:  Free
  • Regulatory T Cells and the Prevention of Autoimmune Type I DiabetesSpeaker: Dr. Allyson Spence, UC San Francisco
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Marine Protected Areas: Protecting Resourced Around the World and In Out Own Backyard
    Come on a fantastic journey visiting marine protected areas around the world through a stunning visual production. Led by Liz Taylor of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, we will learn about new “hope spots” that require our protection and we’ll explore the technology we use to view them, from SCUBA, ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  $10
  • Eureka! Science Comedy
    Eureka! is an interactive science comedy show that demystifies science in a way that is relatable, educational, and hilarious. While our guest speakers lecture, comedians riff and banter with them on stage. The audience can also win fun, silly prizes by correctly answering the guest scientist's questions.On October 4th get ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15
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