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Tuesday, 11/24/15
  • Sunset/Full Moon Walk to the Point Bonita Lighthouse
    Join park staff and docents for a tour down the Point Bonita Trail, through the hand carved tunnel and out to the Lighthouse. We will walk along a half-mile trail which is steep in places. Arrive early as parking is limited. Meet at the Point Bonita Lighthouse trailhead. Dress warmly ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
Wednesday, 11/25/15
  • Sonoma State Biology ColloquiumSpeaker: Dr. Andrew Smith, Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner's Office
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
Thursday, 11/26/15
  • Cellphone and nature? Yes! Map plants with app! CANCELEDOn fourth Thursdays, join a small group mapping invasives and some natives in Tilden Regional Park in the East Bay. Easy, leisurely walks -- learn about and enjoy nature while you contribute to a statewide database and stewardship, using CalFlora's cellphone-mapping apps! Info. RSVP, and instructions (let us know whether ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  0
Friday, 11/27/15
  • Black Hole FridayCheck out Chabot's second Black Hole Friday where we explore one of the most mind-bending phenomenon in the Universe. Immersed in a field of stars accompanied by the visual and auditory re-creation of a black hole and the abstract equations that describe it, this is a sensory-rich experience. Engage in ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  Free with admission
Saturday, 11/28/15
  • 7 Tools You Can Use to Find the Elusive Gray FoxDo you sometimes see paw prints in mud or scat(poop) on the trails and assume that a dog left it? Itcould be from something else. Come along with meand I will show you how to distinguish and identifythe markings of a gray fox. Gain some insights intothe fox's nature and ...
    Where:  Freemont Cost:  Free
Sunday, 11/29/15
  • Quarry Lakes Nature Journal Field TripJoin us at the Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area in Fremont. We will walk to the wildlife area at Willow Slough and Lago Los Osos. Bring your favorite sketching supplies and a potluck treat to share for lunch. This day's lunch will be on the trail so make it tasty ...
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  $20 donarion
Monday, 11/30/15
  • Effects of disinfectants on antibiotic-resistance genes and gene transferSpeaker: Dr. Meiting Guo, Tongji University, ShanghaiEditor's Note: This seminar replaces one originally scheduled for this time and date.
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • The Universe in a NutshellThe talk by Dr. Wim Leemans has been cancelled due to a conflict and will be scheduled for a future semester. In its place, we will present two videos: an appearance by Brian Greene on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert; and "The Universe in a Nutshell" with Michio Kaku. ...
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Online Controlled Experiments: Lessons from Running A/B/n Tests for 12 Years
    The Internet provides developers of connected software, including web sites, applications, and devices, an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate innovation by evaluating ideas quickly and accurately using trustworthy controlled experiments (e.g., A/B tests and their generalizations). From front-end user interface changes to backend recommendation systems and relevance algorithms, from search engines ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
  • Nerd Night East BayNerd Nite East Bay returns to the last Monday of the month in November. We'll shake you out of your turkey-day food coma with a presentation that was voted as one of the best from Nerd Nite New York: David Shuff will recall the rise and fall of Disney's 20,000 ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $10
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