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Thursday, 05/25/17
  • Scientists at Work: Unraveling the Diet of Least TernsResearchers from Point Blue Conservation Science will be analyzing the diets of Least Terns, examining dropped fish, feces, and regurgitated pellets collected from local bird colonies.
 Least Tern diets are being used as indicators of the success of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). By comparing the diets of tern colonies inside MPAs ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with Admission to the Exploratorium
  • Rounding Up the Facts on GMOsAre genetically modified food advocates the new "flat-earthers"? Are their opponents the new climate deniers? As with many issues these days, the two sides are working from different sets of facts. Monsanto, the agrochemical company, and other supporters of foods that include genetically modified organisms (GMOs) say using GMOs can promote more ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $12 Members, $7 Students
  • The DaSH Project - Building a 'Simple' Human Powered Airplane The DaSH PA project stands for "Dead Simple Human Powered Airplane", the idea: to take as simple and efficient an approach as possible to building a successful HPA -- a plane that flies powered solely by its human pilot, and that performs well while doing so. It was started by a group ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • Alongshore sediment transport, rip currents and erosion in southern Monterey Bay.This lecture is part of "Sea Below the Surface," which celebrates 25 years of protecting our estuarine, nearshore, offshore, and seamount environment. Thornton's lecture is part of a four-part series brought to you by the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration and the National Marine Sanctuaries - Monterey Bay.Speaker: Dr. Ed ...
    Where:  Pacific Grove Cost:  $5 suggested donation
  • Nightlife SpotlightGet your late night science fix with a celebration of the best of the Academy and sip cocktails in the company of 38,000 live animals.SCHEDULE OF EVENTSProtecting Endangered WildLife (African Hall) 8:00pm, Catch a special presentation by Damien Mander, a former naval special operations sniper for the Australian Defense Force ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $12 Members
  • Plastic Waste: A Path from Garbage to Healthy ResourcesPlastic is everywhere"in single and multiuse products and packaging. Almost all plastic ends its short, useable time in litter, waste, dumps, trash, rivers, oceans, soil or landfills. This ultimately leads to unhealthy plastic degradation and causes harm to environments throughout the world. Join us in this important discussion about Recology's mission ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $8 Members, Free for students
  • Functional Neurological DisorderWith functional neurological symptom disorder, a patient experiences neurological symptoms inconsistent with a neurological disease. Doctors Bullock and Lockman will discuss this little known but common diagnosis.Speakers: Kim Bullock, MD and Juliana Lockman, MD
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • Underwater Secrets of the Hayward Fault Zone: Integrated 3D imaging to understand earthquake hazards
     Underwater imaging provides a unique opportunity to study urban fault hazards.How do we link surface structures to depths where earthquakes occur?How does "acoustic trenching" help us understand earthquake history?Speaker: Janet Watt, USGS
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: Sound
    What 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.Part of After Dark (6:00 - 10:00)
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with After Dark Admission
Friday, 05/26/17
  • Alcatraz Historic Garden TourBeginning in 2003, the Garden Conservancy formed a partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the NPS to rehabilitate the Historic Gardens of Alcatraz. Join Shelagh Fritz (Project Manager of the Gardens), to learn about the preservation process of a cultural landscapes: through the planning stages, preparation of ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Donations encouraged
  • Wildflowers of the PreserveJoin ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self on an excursion to see and photograph (or sketch, paint, or write about) wildflowers on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. You're encouraged to share your best for a 'flower show' the next day from 3:00pm-4:00pm at ACR's Conservation Center. Dave will coach beginners on close-up flower ...
    Where:  Geyserville Cost:  $20 General, $15 Members/Students, Free < 18
  • Reboot Reality Opening WeekendReboot Reality: A digital experience lab opens at The Tech May 26.In this experimental space at The Tech Museum of Innovation, come play and create with virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.You’re the artist and explorer in these cutting-edge experiences, many of which you’ll find only at The Tech. ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Kids/Seniors: $19, Adults: $24
  • Drought and Floods in the Anthropocene
    Economic losses and fatalities caused by hydrological extremes, i.e. droughts and floods, are dramatically increasing in many regions of the world, and there is serious concern about future risk given the potentially negative effects of global changes. Over the past decades, numerous socio-economic studies have explored human responses to floods, ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Grounds for Science Series: Juggling Memories in Time and Space
     Come learn about cutting-edge research from the graduate student and post-doc community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed, sci-fi-themed cafe setting. This month features neuroscientist Dr. Lisa Johnson.The audience is encouraged to interrupt and ask questions and engage in discussion with our speakers. Arrive at 6:30 pm and enjoy a ...
    Where:  Emeryville Cost:  Free
Saturday, 05/27/17
  • Ant Lions, Tiger Beetles & Native Bees - Oh my! Insect Bioblitz Come along on an adventure to find and document butterflies, bees and other insect of the Preserves, using bug nets and iNaturalist. Our guides are insect enthusiasts, Richard Wasson (Bouverie Docent and great insect photographer), Elliott Smeds (former Bouverie Juniper, now studying insects at SSU), and David Self (ACR's Ecologist ...
    Where:  Geyserville Cost:  $20 General, $15 Members/Students, Free < 18
  • Hayward Fault Walking TourOver the last million years, the natural beauty of Fremont has been shaped by the Hayward Fault. Instructors will be leading these 'ground breaking' tours and exposing the science and beauty of the Hayward Fault. This fault is one of several active faults in the world actually creeping at 5 ...
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  $15
  • Reboot Reality Opening WeekendReboot Reality: A digital experience lab opens at The Tech May 26.In this experimental space at The Tech Museum of Innovation, come play and create with virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.You’re the artist and explorer in these cutting-edge experiences, many of which you’ll find only at The Tech. ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Kids/Seniors: $19, Adults: $24
  • Science Saturday: All About BirdsJoin us for a day of feathered fun as we fly into the wonderful world of birds. Learn about the California Condor with experts from the Ventana Wilderness Society, talk to the wild bird rehab team from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and meet a LIVE great horned owl with Master ...
    Where:  Pacific Grove Cost:  Free
  • Indicators That Fox Are in Your Area
    Do you sometimes see paw prints in mud or scat (poop) on the trails and assume that a dog left it? It could be from something else. Come along with me and I will show you how to distinguish and identify the markings of a gray fox. Gain some insights ...
    Where:  Freemont Cost:  Free
  • Popular Myths of AstronomyMuch of what we think we know about space comes from film and television, but Hollywood’s job is more often to entertain than to educate. In this presentation, we will sort fact from fiction, taking a tour through the worlds of Star Trek, Star Wars, and much more. Speaker: Thomas Targett, Sonoma ...
    Where:  Mill Valley Cost:  Free
Sunday, 05/28/17
  • Sanctuary Explorations: Tidepool AdventureJoin Greater Farallones sanctuary naturalists for a tidepool adventure in Bolinas.  Explore the amazing habitat at the edge of the sea while learning how the animals and algae survive under ever-changing conditions.  Search for chitons, anemones, sea stars, sea urchins, nudibranchs and other creatures that call this biodiversity hotspot "home," ...
    Where:  Bolinas Cost:  $15
  • Wildflower TourJoin this excursion to see wildflowers of the Modini Mayacamas Preserves, one of the wildflower hotspots of Sonoma County. We'll stop at numerous places along the road, and then we'll hike to the top of Redhill (a 3-mile loop) looking for the first of the fawn lilies, baby blue-eyes, hounds-tongues, ...
    Where:  Geyserville Cost:  $20 General, $15 Members
  • Reboot Reality Opening WeekendReboot Reality: A digital experience lab opens at The Tech May 26.In this experimental space at The Tech Museum of Innovation, come play and create with virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.You’re the artist and explorer in these cutting-edge experiences, many of which you’ll find only at The Tech. ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Kids/Seniors: $19, Adults: $24
  • Fixit Clinic CCXIV (214) University of San Francisco (USF)Celebrating repair through do-it-together hands-on STEM-oriented fix-n-learn community-based discovery and disassembly: you actively participate in the disassembly, troubleshooting, and repair of your item so that you leave fully empowered to share your new-found confidence and insight with your friends, neighbors, and the community at large.So bring your broken, non-functioning things ...
    Where:  San Francisco 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 1:00 and 3:00
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with Admission to the Exploratorium
Monday, 05/29/17
  • Memorial Day at the HallCelebrate Memorial Day as we open all of your favorite experience - including the Ingenuity Lab, the Animal Discovery Room, and the Planetarium. Plus, join us in the Forces That Shape the Bay outdoor science park from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to design, build, and test your own custom ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $10–$12
  • Reboot Reality Opening WeekendReboot Reality: A digital experience lab opens at The Tech May 26.In this experimental space at The Tech Museum of Innovation, come play and create with virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.You’re the artist and explorer in these cutting-edge experiences, many of which you’ll find only at The Tech. ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Kids/Seniors: $19, Adults: $24
  • Nerd Night East Bay 52: The Swingin’ 70s A’s Crawfish History and Cooking The Scientists of Global WarmingWho’s Your Daddy? The Unique (and Tasty) History of CrawfishLobsters are Red, Crabs can be Blue, Learn to Catch and Cook Crawfish, They’re Good Eatin’ Too! Discover the unique natural history of “the lobster’s ugly cousin” and its revered place in the culture of New Orleans. Break away from the ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $8 Advance, $10 at door
Tuesday, 05/30/17
Wednesday, 05/31/17
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