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Friday, 04/14/17
  • Tahoe Debuts in San Francisco!Aquarium of the Bay is "Bringing Tahoe to San Francisco!" Tahoe is a juvenile North American river otter who will be joining the Aquarium's resident otters, Shasta, Baxter, and Ryer as watershed ambassadors at Aquarium of the Bay. Tahoe enjoys spending his time romping around with rambunctious brothers Baxter and ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $14.95 children & seniors; $24.95 adults
  • Green FridayThis month's Green Friday presentation will be by Keli Hendricks, the Ranching with Wildlife coordinator for Project Coyote, a national non-profit organization based in Northern California.  Project Coyote is a North American coalition of scientists, educators, ranchers and citizen leaders promoting compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife.   Project /Coyote seeks to ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $3 donation requested
  • Narrow Band Astrophotography from Almaden ObservatoryRob will give an overview on building the Almaden Observatory in order to provide the audience with an appreciation of the project’s scale.  This will include a discussion of classical narrowband imagery and how one composes an image using elemental spectral lines instead of broader color channels.  Finally, Rob will ...
    Where:  Los Altos Hills Cost:  Free ($3 parking)
Saturday, 04/15/17
  • 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
  • Greed Hairstreak Butterfly FestivalLearn about the Green Hairstreak Butterfly Corridor. Enjoy hands-on nature fun for the whole family. Sow seeds for pollinator nectar plants and discover how local wildlife is thriving in San Francisco's District 7 neighborhood.
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • TEDxBerkeley 2017: Constellate*Constellate - verb"to form or cause to form into a cluster or group; gather together"Like a star, an idea can shine brightly on its own. It has the ability to impress upon its viewer a spectacular image. Picture, however, when individual ideas come together, creating a larger narrative. While that ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $100, UCB Alumni: $75, UCB Student/Faculty: $40
  • Wildflower Walk at Lands EndWildflowers! To know them is to love them. It’s springtime, and all throughout California the wildflowers are beginning to bloom, including in your very own Golden Gate National Parks. We invite you to come and enjoy the huge variety of both native and exotics on display and prepare to be ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Free Admission to National Parks during National Parks WeekAdmission to all US National Parks is free today as we celebrate National Parks Week.
    Where:   Cost:  Free
Sunday, 04/16/17
Monday, 04/17/17
  • City Nature Challenge: Oakland's secret beach!
    In celebration of national Citizen Science Day and in support of the City Nature Challenge, join the California Center for Natural History and Bay Nature to document nature in Oakland!We’ll be converging at Radio Beach (aka Toll Plaza Beach) to document all the birds, tidal plants,and anything else we can find. ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $20 suggested donation
  • Two Stanford Symbolic Systems Forum PresentationsCapturing Human Driver Behavior with Generative Adversarial Imitation Learning (Alex Kuefler, advisor: Mykel Kochenderfer, Aeronautics and Astronautics)The ability to accurately predict and simulate human driving behavior is critical for the development of intelligent transportation systems. Traditional modeling methods have employed supervised machine learning. But due to the long-term, sequential nature ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • FINDING A NEW EARTH: EXOPLANETS AND THE HABITABLE ZONEDr. Stephen Kane of San Francisco State University will describe what the idea of a Habitable Zone means and shows examples of planets outside the solar system that lie in their star's Habitable Zone.
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Road Vehicle Automation: History, Opportunities, and ChallengesSpeaker: Steven Shladover, UC Berkeley
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • India's Clean Energy Future - Key Leapfrogging Opportunities
    Given rising incomes and urbanization, India’s energy demand is projected to quadruple over the next two decades and is projected to be the largest contributor to the addition in the global energy demand. In India, while this presents a host of challenges ranging from energy supply reliability to rising greenhouse ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • City Nature Challenge: Marine critters in Oakland!In celebration of national Citizen Science Day and in support of the City Nature Challenge, join the California Center for Natural History to document the nature in Oakland!Ever wonder what critters lurk beneath the surface of the waters around Jack London Square in Oakland, CA? Here’s your chance to see ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $20 suggested donation
  • The Future of Digital Marketing - SOLD OUT
    Digital marketing is constantly evolving with incredible advancements in technology, partnerships, acquisitions and new strategic thinking. Ad-blocking, artificial intelligence, programmatic media buying, and big data are constant buzzwords we hear about the marketing landscape. Join this panel of experts across agency, publishing and technology as they discuss the biggest challenges ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, Free for Members, $7 Student
Tuesday, 04/18/17
  • Challenges and Successes in Developing Solvent-Tolerant Bacteria: Use of Proteins in Strain EngineeringSpeaker: Dr. Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • How to Drawdown NowJust as the climate community is freaking out about their news feeds on social media, author and advocate Paul Hawken says he has compiled a list of 100 climate solutions and technologies that are Trump-proof. These are proven approaches already being deployed by local and state governments, cities and businesses. The wide-ranging ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $12 Members, $7 Students
  • Cyber Espionage and Civil Society: A Silent Epidemic
    Ronald J. Deibert is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. The Citizen Lab undertakes interdisciplinary research at the intersection of global security, ICTs, and human rights.  He is a former founder and principal investigator of the ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • In Search of Cosmic-Ray Antinuclei from Dark MatterSpeaker: Kerstin Perez, MITApplied Physics/Physics Colloquium
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Can Ectomycorrhizal Plants Choose Their Fungal Partners?Nearly all land plants rely on fungi to help them extract nutrients from the soil. This association, called mycorrhizal symbiosis, is an ancient interaction that probably began when early plants moved from the ocean to dry land around 400 million years ago. The fungi grow into or around the root ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Free Bay Currents talk: How Rivers and Lakes WorkThrough droughts and floods, rivers and lakes are California’s life blood, sustaining both wild nature and our huge economy. These ever-changing water bodies are shaped by the interplay of chemistry, geology, hydrology, and biology. Why, for example, can many plants and animals live in either lakes or streams but not ...
    Where:  Albany Cost:  Free
  • Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics Using Machine Learning
    The complexity, criticality, and real-time demands of the energy sector make it a prime candidate to benefit from applying machine learning. This session presents two case studies of machine learning automating decisions for energy companies.For the largest windfarm operator in North America, machine learning applies predictive and prescriptive analytics to ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
  • Mushrooms from a Korean PerspectiveAlthough the dynamic is shifting, thanks to the popularity of Korean Dramas and the current chef romance with our ingredients, many people in this country still don’t know much about our culture as distinct from the other East Asian countries of China and Japan. As a mushroom club president and ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Neutron Stars and Pulsars: The Inside Story
    Predicted in the 1930s and discovered in the 1960s by X-ray and radio astronomers, neutron stars are now known to be the typical result of the evolution of a massive star. There should be nearly of a billion of them in our galaxy alone. Neutron stars have roughly ten km ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
Wednesday, 04/19/17
  • The New Solar System: China, the United States, and How to Make Solar Power Big Enough to MatterThe New Solar System, a major new report from Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, calls for a smarter approach to scaling up solar power for the world " an approach that would involve a more sophisticated view of U.S. and Chinese comparative advantage. On Wednesday, April 19, from ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • A Sea of Glass: Searching for the Blaschka’s models in a sea at riskA chronicle of discovery that blends glass art, science, and nature, A Sea of Glass tells the story of Drew Harvell’s quest to document the conservation status of some of the oceans most charismatic marine animals, from sea slugs to octopuses. Inspired by a 150-year-old collection of Blaschka glass animals ...
    Where:  Moss Landing Cost:  Free
  • The Future of Water Treatment
    Speaker: Frank Loge, UC Davis
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Forecasting the emergent effects of ocean change: embracing interactionsSpeaker: Kristy Kroeker, UCSC
    Where:  Tiburon Cost:  Free
  • Energy and Resources Group ColloquiumSpeaker: Giorgios Kallis
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Seafloor disturbance and recovery at the Deepwater Horizon siteSpeaker: Joe Germano, Principal Scientist, INSPIRE Environmental, LLC
    Where:  Bodega Bay Cost:  Free
  • PyWren - pushing microservices to teraflops Much of cloud computing infrastructure remains hard to use, in spite of decades of both academic research and commercialization. Fortunately, recent technologies developed for web services and internet startups can be repurposed to enable a much lower-friction scalable cloud experience. Our goal is making the power, elasticity, and dynamism of ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • #GrabYourWallet: Effective or Just Feel-Good Revenge?The campaign to pressure retail companies to distance themselves from Trump brands claimed victory when Nordstrom dropped Ivanka Trump’s brand and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned from the president’s business advisory council. But what did the campaign really accomplish other than a “gotcha moment"? Isn’t it good for Trump to ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $12 Members, $7 Students
  • Owl on the Prowl: Critters at Night (6 - Adult)California Nursery Historical Park has many old trees that are ideal for Owls and other Raptors to roost, nest and hunt in search of food. Bring your flashlight and  walk through the grounds at dusk,  this is a good time to spot an owl in the trees or hunting for ...
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  $15
  • Sea Otters: How Lawsuits and Oil Spills Have Replaced Spears and GunsJoin Kim Steinhardt for an eye-opening photographic journey through southern sea otter history, habitat, and current litigation. Part art, part science, part law, this evening will leave you with a better understanding of how efforts to “manage” the ocean can create clashes between law, science, and ocean stewardship. The survival ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $10
  • Nerd Nite SF #83: Scientist Senators, Forensics, and the Interwebs!If your brain is feeling a bit taxed (wocka wocka), we’ll happily grant you an extension - or you may file early for 2017, to the Rickshaw Stop bar, where experts will be on hand to guide you through Schedule V(odka) and Form B(eer). Don’t forget to take a deduction ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $8
  • An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It BackHealthcare, Obamacare, Medicare ... what does it all mean? Elisabeth Rosenthal has spent her career dissecting the monolith of today's healthcare system, and her report back is grim. Find out how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free (RSVP required)
Thursday, 04/20/17
  • Lab and Lunch: The Fight for a Healthy Bay and OceanFrom expanding sea otter habitat to protecting whales from sonar to regulating sardine fisheries, environmental laws have the power to help us protect ocean ecosystems from habitat fragmentation, pollution, and overfishing.Join us for a lunchtime presentation by two lawyers from the public interest legal organization Earthjustice. We’ll explore significant legal ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free (RSVP required)
  • Our Toxic World: Is It Making Us Sick? - CANCELED
    Toxins are everywhere. They're in our personal care and cleaning products, sofas, carpets, and clothes. Before some women leave the house, they may put on over a hundred toxic products. Most of these toxins have not been studied for their safety and cause harm at doses lower than previously thought. ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $8 Members, $7 Students
  • Water Wars: Policies and Politics of Water Resource Management in CaliforniaNewsha K. Ajami, Ph.D., is the director of Urban Water Policy with Stanford University’s Water in the West and NSF-ReNUWIt initiatives. She is a hydrologist specializing in sustainable water resource management, water policy, the water-energy-food nexus, and advancing uncertainty assessment techniques impacting hydrological predictions. Her research throughout the years has ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Power Electronics, Electric Motor Drives, MACAUTOThis talk will mainly focus on challenges and enabling solutions of electric motor drives in electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Switched reluctance machine has recently emerged as a possible cost-effective propulsion solution in EVs, HEVs and PHEVs due to its simple and ...
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • New Options for Lung Cancer TherapiesAs part of the Stanford Cancer Institute's Cancer Clinical Trials Awareness Month in April, the Future of Cancer Care Talk Series will have Stanford experts present the latest cancer research in genomics, immunology and other targeted approaches for cancer treatment.Reserved seating
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • An Evening with Lord Martin Rees, UK's Astronomer RoyalThe UK's Astronomer Royal, Lord Martin Rees, is one of the most respected cosmologists and space scientists of our time. He is based in Cambridge, where he has been Director of the Institute of Astronomy, a Research Professor, Co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risks, and Master ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Churchill Club Member $35 | Nonmember $65.
  • Dangers of a Digitized World: Combating Technology Run Amok
    Technology has made our lives incomparably better, but it is also one of the greatest threats facing humankind. All of the marvelous gadgets we’ve invented are not only thoroughly reinventing us, but they are also doing it in ways in which we have no idea of their full impact. In ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $8 Members, $7 Students
  • Elkhorn Slough: window on the land/sea linkThis lecture is part of "Sea Below the Surface," celebrating 25 years of protecting our estuarine, nearshore, offshore, and seamount environment. Silberstein's lecture is part one of a four-part series brought to you by the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration and the National Marine Sanctuaries - Monterey Bay.Speaker: Mark Silberstein, ...
    Where:  Pacific Grove Cost:  $5 General, Free for members
  • Eye Drops, Scandium, and Sewn Scenarios at After Dark
    After Dark Presents:Cinema Arts: Eye DropsThe Best of Punto y Raya Film FestivalUsing purely visual language, this global selection of short animations offers a dose of eye-catching abstraction using simple forms. Comprising the best selections from the 2016 Punto y Raya Film Festival, eighteen short films highlight diverse techniques. From synesthetic representations to computer-generated hallucinations, each ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members
  • Natural Selection of Round ThingsWhat lies at the intersections of Art and Science? Learning to think of ourselves as designers! Come join us as we build larger than life fall-down-machines turned treacherous ecosystems! Help model natural systems (and human intervention) as we take on the challenge of weeding out the "invasive" round species with ...
    Where:  Santa Rosa Cost:  Free with admission
  • NightLife Spotlight
    Get 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. Enjoy nighttime dive shows in our Philippine Coral Reef tank and set a collision course for Earth in the planetarium with two screenings of Incoming!, narrated ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $12 Members
  • Young Blood for Old BrainsTony Wyss-Coray studies the impact of aging on the human body and brain. In this eye-opening talk, he shares new research from his Stanford lab and other teams which shows that a solution for some of the less great aspects of old age might actually lie within us all. 
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • Owl on the Prowl: Critters at Night (6 - Adult)California Nursery Historical Park has many old trees that are ideal for Owls and other Raptors to roost, nest and hunt in search of food. Bring your flashlight and  walk through the grounds at dusk,  this is a good time to spot an owl in the trees or hunting for ...
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  $15
  • How Chemistry May Extend Meaningful LifespanLife is a complex biochemical process, composed of multiple chemical reactions. The components may be regenerated by the human body itself and/or by incorporation of various additives, both natural and synthetic. The parts of the reactor i.e. various components of the human body may be kept from wearing out in ...
    Where:  Albany Cost:  $10 Adults, $5 Students
  • Ospreys in San Francisco Bay
    The last decade has seen a remarkably rapid expansion of nesting Ospreys along the San Francisco Bay shoreline. The first record of an Osprey nest was on the Mare Island Strait in Vallejo in 1990. Beginning in 2003, the number of nests began a steady climb and expansion southward. In ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Sonoma County Mycological Assoc. monthly meetingSpeaker: Dan Thomas
    Where:  Santa Rosa Cost:  Free
  • Hard Earth Talk: Steam Engine - Making Geothermal Work EconomicallyUnlike wind and solar projects, which produce electricity only at certain times, geothermal wells can produce power all the time. Today, geothermal is a negligible energy source, representing a tiny fraction of 1% of U.S. electricity generation. A big problem is cost: Geothermal is too expensive. Tim Latimer’s startup, Fervo ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • After Dark: Everything Matters: Scandium
    A transition metal found mixed among rare earth elements, scandium is thinly scattered across the globe, and is considered expensive and difficult to obtain. Alloyed with aluminum, scandium strengthens jet planes and high-end bicycle frames but is too costly for widespread applications. And although pure scandium is seldom seen, its ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with After Dark Admission
  • Kitaro Live in Concert: Kojiki and The UniversePresenting a totally unique visual experience, the LIVE in CONCERT presentation of "Kojiki and The Universe" merges Kitaro's Grammy nominated music from the album "Kojiki" with space-age photographic scenes of the Universe. "Kojiki and The Universe LIVE" features time-lapse images, expertly intertwined with real-time films provided by and in cooperation ...
    Where:  San Rafael Cost:  $200 VIP, $75, $55.
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