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Wednesday, 09/13/17
  • Shadow Regulation of the Internet
    Speaker: Jeremy Malcolm
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Natural Shoreline Infrastructure: Working with Nature to Increase Coastal ResilienceSpeaker: Dr. Jenna Judge, California Sea Grant Extension Fellow
    Where:  Tiburon Cost:  Free
  • “Small scale variability of Todos Santos Bay and the adjacent oceanic system in Baja California Mexico; as measured by the Mexican High Frequency RadSpeaker: Xavier Flores Vidal, Physical Oceanographer, Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanologicas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
    Where:  Bodega Bay Cost:  Free
  • Is Sugar Making Us Sick?Mounting research is implicating sugar - specifically the added sugars we consume from soda and sweets - as a key contributor to numerous chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Join a panel of experts in nutrition and public health to discuss the role of added sugar in ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • SciComm Studio 006: Augmented Curiosity WorkshopThe explosive rise of gaming has opened a new frontier for crafting engaging experiences, particularly for science topics. How can writers, artists, designers, and scientists explore the radical possibilities of the medium to communicate, entertain, and inspire engagement with science? September’s SciComm Studio is mixing things up by hosting a ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Conversations About Landscape: Library of Earth Anatomy
    Join us for the debut of Exploratorium Artist-in-Residence Ilana Halperin’s Library of Earth Anatomy, a collection of remarkable geological artifacts that invite and inspire us to see rocks in new ways. Created for the Exploratorium’s Fisher Bay Observatory the Library employs unconventional classification methods to dissolve the usual boundaries between ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
Thursday, 09/14/17
  • De Anza College Energy & Facility Management / Building Science ProgramCurious about Energy Management or Building Energy Efficiency?  Bill Roeder from DeAnza College will be talking about the Energy Management, Facility and Building Science Program offered by DeAnza College. Bill Roeder, a faculty member at De Anza College will take us on a tour of the programs offered. This will be ...
    Where:  Saratoga Cost:  FREE
  • Tarantulas on Mount DiabloEvery fall, at dusk, male tarantulas walk across the slopes of Mount Diablo and look for mates, so CCNH is taking a special trip to a secluded trail to look for these adorable fuzzy denizens of the east bay! We’ll hike about 2 miles round trip and take in the ...
    Where:  Walnut Creek Cost:  $15
  • Field of View: EmotionWe live in an era of booming interest in new media technologies, and the possibilities and powers of these new tools in the hands of creative thinkers appear limitless. Driven by the enthusiasm of a deeply engaged community of creators, researchers, and developers, emerging media technologies are undergoing rich experimentation. ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 general / $10 Member
  • The Younger Protocol: HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 16 The younger protocol will show you how to recognize the warning signs of aging and inflammation (“inflammaging”) - worsening vision, weight gain, loss of muscle mass, thinner skin and faulty memory - and turn them around with evidence-based functional medicine. Recent data shows that 90 percent of disease is caused ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $8 Members, $7 Students
  • Interactive Art In The Age Of Climate Change & How to eat insects, save forests, and solve hungerPurin PhanichphantArtist and Designer, San FranciscoClimate change is a huge and messy problem that happens so slowly. Even with scientific data, some people still doubt that climate change is real. How might we get people to *experience* differentDr. Brian L. FisherResearcher and Curator, California Academy of Sciencesaspects of climate change ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $7 advance, $10 at door
  • Alone in the Milky Way: A Bay Area Skeptics and WonderFest Skeptalk How many civilizations capable of interstellar communication exist in our Milky Way galaxy? We know of just one, of course, namely us (barely!). The Drake Equation famously "quantifies our ignorance" regarding the number, N, of such advanced civilizations in the Galaxy. The task of estimating N, via the Drake Equation, is an honored exercise for scientists who ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
Friday, 09/15/17
  • Derby Creek Augmented Reality Tour
    Join naturalist Nik Bertulis for a leisurely stroll following the legacy remnants and underground network of culverts and drains that represent the once wild and free-flowing Derby Creek. We will look for evidence of the historic riparian ecosystem and for those with the most recent version of the inaturalist app ...
    Where:  Emeryville Cost:  $10 suggested donation
  • Tri-Valley Stargazers public meetingThis meeting will feature short presentations by those who were able to get away to see the solar eclipse on 08/21/17. You can expect there to be plenty of slides and movies showing the phenomenon, and maybe a few pictures as well of the antics of those people who participated ...
    Where:  Livermore Cost:  Free
Saturday, 09/16/17
  • Coastal Cleanup Day: Rodeo Lagoon RestorationCelebrate the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day with stewardship at Rodeo Lagoon. Coastal Cleanup Day is the highlight of the California Coastal Commission's year 'round Adopt-a-Beach program. This is a great way for families, students, service groups, and neighbors to join together to take care of our fragile marine environment. ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Mapping the UniverseWe live in a 13.7 billion year-old Universe populated by several trillion galaxies spanning billions of light years of space and time. Yet merely two hundred years ago, humanity did not know of this Universe outside of the Solar System. K.G. Lee will tell the story of how astronomers came ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  
  • GGRO Hawk Talk & Raptor ReleaseOur Hawk Talks and Raptor Releases occur every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 pm (weather permitting - heavy fog or rain cancels) during September and October, except for Fleet Week weekend. The Hawk Talk begins at noon, when a GGRO volunteer speaks about hawk migration and identification, and ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Sonoma County Wildlife RescueSonoma County Wildlife Rescue strives to give over 1,500 animals a year the best, most current, and most innovative care possible. They also offer educational experiences both on and off-site. They'll be at the Children's Museum to help us learn about our local wildlife and how we can help protect and ...
    Where:  Santa Rosa Cost:  Free with admission
  • Coastal Cleanup Day - Codornices TrailFor Coastal Cleanup Day, join us along Codornices Creek, our area's only trout stream, along the Albany-Berkeley border down to the railroad tracks. Discover the new trail from San Pablo down to 10th Street! We'll remove trash and invasives. Wear shoes with good traction and clothes that can get dirty. ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
Sunday, 09/17/17
  • 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
  • GGRO Hawk Talk & Raptor ReleaseOur Hawk Talks and Raptor Releases occur every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 pm (weather permitting - heavy fog or rain cancels) during September and October, except for Fleet Week weekend. The Hawk Talk begins at noon, when a GGRO volunteer speaks about hawk migration and identification, and ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • EMPERORS OF THE ICE: Ecology and Physiology of an Iconic Antarctic Predator, the Emperor Penguin
    Emperor penguins are the largest species of marine bird. Perhaps because of their size, they are able to fast longer, dive deeper, and endure harsher conditions than any other bird. As one of Antarctica’s top predators, they have a significant top-down effect on their prey. Their survival and reproduction depends ...
    Where:  Santa Cruz Cost:  Free with admission
Monday, 09/18/17
  • CAN YOU REALLY LEARN ROCKET SCIENCE FROM A VIDEO GAME?The hit video game 'Kerbal Space Program' has also proven to be an exceptionally good at teaching players the physics of rockets, aerodynamics, spacefilght and orbital mechanics. Scott Manley will discuss the game, the physics and show that even professionals working in these fields can learn something new.
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • YOUTUBE & TECHWhat Physicists Do seriesSpeaker: Scott Manley
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Tanzania: Country, People, Wildlife and Environment
    Journey to Tanzania with Don Koss, a highly respected photographer and researcher. With over forty years of adventures, Koss will share his reflections about life, habitat and cultural changes in one of the oldest known human inhabited areas in the world. His incredible collection of photographs tell of a land ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, Free for Members, $7 Student
  • The Power of Public Investment: Improving Our Economy, Our Climate, and Our FuturePublic investment powers innovative social policies that dramatically improve lives, reduce income inequality, and give the planet a fighting chance against global warming. California State Treasurer John Chiang reveals how seemingly mundane financial decisions can drive large-scale change that makes a real difference in our quality of life.Speaker: John Chiang, ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
Tuesday, 09/19/17
  • Following the Chemical Biology of Nitric Oxide (NO) in Cancer and DiseaseSpeaker: Dr. David Wink, NIH: National Cancer Institute
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Carmel River FREE ProjectThe Carmel River Steelhead Association (CRSA) on Tuesday, September 19th, from 7-9 p.m., presents Sarah Hardgrave of the Big Sur Land Trust for a lecture on the Carmel River FREE Project.Hardgrave describes the project as “one of the most important multi-benefit flood protection and riparian habitat restoration efforts on the ...
    Where:  Pacific Grove Cost:  $5 General, Free for members
  • A Planet for Goldilocks: NASA's Search for Life Beyond the Solar System
    "Not too hot, not too cold" reads the prescription for a world that's just right for life as we know it. Finding evidence of life beyond Earth is one of the primary goals of science agencies in the United States and abroad. The goal looms closer as a result of ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  
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