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Wednesday, 04/23/14
Thursday, 04/24/14
  • Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: Atul Butte
    Speaker: Atul Butte, Stanford School of Medicine
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
  • For Goodness SnakesThis one-of-a-kind educational experience will introduce children to the fascinating world of snakes and other reptiles. Come enjoy the opportunity to hold and interact with the docile animals of For Goodness Snakes.
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
  • Using Models to Understand Geophysical HazardsSpeaker: Randall LeVeque, Univ. of Washington
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Lost Ships of San FranciscoThe ocean and bay surrounding San Francisco are the grave of more than 200 lost ships, sunk as a result of storms, bad luck, fog, and at times bad behavior.Join maritime archaeologist James Delgado in a visual exploration of the amazing stories of our area's colorful maritime past, as seen through ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $10 general, $5 members
  • 'The Sibley Guide to Birds'Birding, as ornithologist David Allen Sibley describes it, is "an interplay of detail and gestalt."  Birders consider his Guide to Birds, which has been flying off the shelves for more than a dozen years, the Bible of bird taxonomy. So his forthcoming Second Edition, with new illustrations and maps, is ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $25 General, $22.50 Members
  • Bonnie Cromwell's African SafariBonnie Cromwell's presentation will feature an alligator, an ocelot, and a serval, just to name a few.  Seating is limited.
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $15
  • CATASTROPHIC Earthquakes in a Crowded World
    Why have there been so many catastrophic earthquakes at the beginning of the 21st century?The history and future of earthquake death tolls, and the urbanization of the planet.The modern megacity, and its vulnerability to natural hazards.Speaker: Thomas Holzer, USGS
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
Friday, 04/25/14
  • Exploration!Speaker: Dr. Judd Howell, USGS & HT Harvey & Associates
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • The Goetheanum Building of Rudolf SteinerA Documentary and Conversation with steven Sheldon - The Future of Green Building
    Where:  Sebastopol Cost:  $12
  • Seals and Slippers: Sleep under the stars at The Marine Mammal CenterLast fall we piloted our first ever sleepover at The Marine Mammal Center. Five lucky families camped out under the stars accompanied by the sounds of barking sea lions. Parents and children took part in a variety of educational programs including fish dissections in the Necropsy Lab, they watched a ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  $85 each (parent and child)
Saturday, 04/26/14
  • Help keep trash out of the bayAt Aquarium of the Bay, we try to treat every day like Earth Day-and we need your help. To celebrate Earth Day, we hold an annual beach and coastline cleanup at Aquatic Park. We hope you will join us, no experience necessary. Volunteers will be treated to coffee and doughnuts.See ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • The Randall Museum's annual Bug Day!Look out! The bugs are back!  Check out the incredible extravaganza of insects at the Randall Museum's annual Bug Day and celebrate everything insect! Join in the insect-inspired fun and learn how important these little creatures are to the earth and our survival here. Kids and their families can ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  FREE
  • Techtorials: Create Your Letter LightDesign and assemble an "LED-der" initial in cardboard at our monthly Techtorials workshop at the Lawrence Hall of Science. In the process you will work with some of the choice tools for hackers-soldering irons, capacitors, resistors, and switches. The Lawrence Hall of Science's new Techtorials program occurs regularly on the ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $30
  • Drought - A California Wake Up CallSome say it is the worst drought in the past 50 years.  Some say it is the worst in recorded history.  Either way we know that it is going to have some profound impacts on our way of life, the economy, the environment, and more.  What can we expect?  How ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Rockets and FlightOur top-secret facility is recruiting new  cadets for flight exploration.  Cadets will build their own Kimoto flyer and use it in  scheduled test flights.  Test your strength  launching stomp rockets toward a target  and blasting bottle rockets into the sky!Ages 6+ Pre-registration required.
    Where:  Los Gatos Cost:  $15
  • For Goodness SnakesThis one-of-a-kind educational experience will introduce children to the fascinating world of snakes and other reptiles. Come enjoy the opportunity to hold and interact with the docile animals of For Goodness Snakes.
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
  • GALAXIES AND THE DISTANT UNIVERSHelp build a model of the universe and our place in it. Find out what happens when our Milky Way Galaxy collides with the Andromeda Galaxy in four billion years! See stars, nebula, galaxies, clusters, the moon and planets through member telescopes. Bring kids, binoculars, warm clothes (temperature can drop), snacks, ...
    Where:  Walnut Creek Cost:  Free ($10 park entrance fee)
  • A Visit to Johnson Space CenterThinking of visiting the Space Center on your next trip to Houston? Faride shares his latest adventure touring the Center. Join him to view photos and highlights of visited spaces including the Neutral Buoyancy Lab and Mission Control Centers for the Apollo program and the ISS. Hear tips what to ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  Free with admission
  • Pioneers in Engineering Robotics CompetitionJoin over 27 high-school teams from around the Bay Area for this annual all-day classic at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Check out each team's robot design and watch them compete against one another in an epic battle for victor (featuring good sports-robot-ship, of course).
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free with admission
Sunday, 04/27/14
  • Lynch Canyon Field TripEnter into Lynch Canyon's 1,039 acres to explore rolling grasslands, spring wildflowers, oak woodlands and spectacular views. The area is rich in human history – from Native Americans, to pioneers, to the not-so-distant past when Lynch Canyon was slated to become a landfill, to today with its permanent protection and ...
    Where:  Valejo Cost:  
  • Marine Mammal Sunday: Magnificent Migrations
    This month we celebrate the animals that love to travel!  Marine mammals are famous for their epic migrations along the California coast.  Docent-led tours will take you around the hospital showcasing some of the patients we are caring for and how our veterinarians are getting them better.  Classroom presentations through ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free with admission
  • Tilden Park Field TripJoin the Nature Journal Club for an adventure in Tilden Park. We will meet in front of the Environmental Education Center (EEC) and explore the park, sketching and writing about the plants and animals of the canyon and using techniques from our new naturalist toolbox to investigate and discover patterns ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Junior Academy: Naturalist Know-howCalifornia Academy of SciencesSundays at 2pm – 2:45pm (sign-up at 1:30pm) Naturalist Center / Lab (Level 3 across from the Planetarium exit)This program is designed for youth ages 8 to 11. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited to 20 youth with attending adults. Onsite registration is ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with Academy admission
  • Pioneers in Engineering Robotics CompetitionJoin over 27 high-school teams from around the Bay Area for this annual all-day classic at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Check out each team's robot design and watch them compete against one another in an epic battle for victor (featuring good sports-robot-ship, of course).
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free with admission
Monday, 04/28/14
  • Tradeoffs and Contradictions: Transportation as a Key to Latin America's Clean Energy FutureSpeaker: Joseph Ryan currently serves as Vice President, Latin America, and Program Officer, Transportation. Prior to joining ClimateWorks, Mr. Ryan spent ten years in the Environment Program at the Hewlett Foundation as Program Officer and Managing Director for Latin America. In that role, he managed the foundation's international air quality ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Discoveries at Dmanisi: Evidence from Skull 5David Lordkipanidze's research team at the site of Dmanisi in the Republic of Georgia, unearthed a spectacular collection of skulls and skeletal bones from at least five individuals dating from 1.8 million years ago. The Dmanisi discoveries document the first expansion of hominins out of Africa and show that this was ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $12 Members
  • Righteous Porkchop: Finding Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms
    Nicolette Hahn Niman became an environmental icon when invited by Bobby Kennedy, Jr. to join his campaign against factory-farmed meat. An East Coast vegetarian lawyer, she squared off against corporate establishments while learning in detail about ethical, sustainable, cost-effective methods to produce meat. The experience led to her book, Righteous ...
    Where:  Mountain View Cost:  $22
Tuesday, 04/29/14
  • Dark Energy from the Largest Galaxy MapsDark energy is a phenomena causing the Universe to expand more rapidly than can be explained by Einstein's laws of gravity.  Its discovery merited the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics.The effects of dark energy imprint on large galaxy maps. The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) on the Sloan Telescope has ...
    Where:  Mountain View Cost:  Free
  • Restoring San Francisco Bay
    Though threatened by pollution and development, San Francisco Bay is also home to the largest habitat restoration effort on the West Coast. Come hear how an ambitious new effort will offer voters an opportunity to establish steady funding to restore the bay's health for people and wildlife, while improving its ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  $10 General, Free for members
  • People, Palm Trees, and SurvivalHumans rely heavily on palm trees for food and fiber. Tarek Milleron focuses on wild palm fruit harvests in northern South America, where long traditions of climbing have given way to cutting down whole trees, wiping out the resource in local areas.Speaker: Tarek Milleron, UC Berkeley
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Time Reversal Symmetry Breaking in Unconventional SuperconductorsProf. Aharon Kapitulnik of Stanford University's Applied Physics and Physics Departments will give the Applied Physics colloquium.
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • How Can We Protect the Internet Against Surveillance?In this talk, EFF's Technology Projects Director Peter Eckersley will survey they state of Internet security and surveillance in the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations. It is unlikely that we can protect most Internet users against sophisticated, targeted attacks by their own and other governments, but there is more reason ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Music from the Brain: The Brain Stethoscope in Clinical & Musical ApplicationsProfessor Chris Chafe (Music) and Josef Parvizi, MD (Neurology) have joined forces in a quest to develop a biofeedback device to help identify seizures by linking brain activity to music.Speakers: Chris Chafe, Josef Parvizi
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Everyone knows bottlenose dolphins are smart. But why are they smart?
    The answer to that question can't be found in a concrete tank. If you want to know why dolphins are smart, you must ask: What is happening in the dolphins' natural environment? Why does a dolphin need to be smart?Please join us for a presentation by science writer Pamela Turner, author of ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  $5
  • Using Science to Preserve History: Carl Haber, audio preservationist and MacArthur Genius Grant awardee in conversation with Doug McConnell Join us as we host MacArthur Genius Grant awardee and renowned audio preservationist Carl Haber along with Doug McConnell, formerly of Bay Area Backroads, for a discussion on using science to preserve our history. Carl is an experimental physicist developing new technologies for preservation of inaccessible and deteriorating sound recordings. ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  
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