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Friday, 10/06/17
  • Birds & BotanyHike the forests, meadows and hills around Pine Flat and up Redhill with ACR Volunteer Patrick Woodworth & ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self. We’ll be watching (and listening) for birds on the hike out. After lunch, we'll botanize as we consider the seasonal interplay between bird foods, habitat history and current activity ...
    Where:  Geyserville Cost:  Free
  • First Friday Family Night at CuriOdysseyFamilies with small children can swing into the weekend with music, science, food and fun! On the first Friday of every month, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., parents and kids celebrate together at CuriOdyssey. Dance to live music including soul, funk and jazz of the 60’s and 70’s.  Purchase ...
    Where:  San Mateo Cost:  $12.50-9.50 / Free with Admission / Members Free
  • Finding Meteorites in AntarcticaMeteorites fall on the Earth at a rate of 30,000 Kg per year. Antarctic meteorite searches are one of the most important sources of extraterrestrial material and information for planetary research. Antarctica is an ideal hunting-ground for these precious samples of other worlds, so each year, the National Science Foundation ...
    Where:  San Mateo Cost:  Free
  • Night Sky PartyMeet the stars of fall and view the full harvest moon! Join our amateur astronomers to learn about constellations. Make a star chart and then venture outside to view the night sky through a telescope. Afterwards, warm up with some hot chocolate. Bring your own binoculars or spotting scopes if ...
    Where:  Alviso Cost:  Free
Saturday, 10/07/17
  • Bay Day: How to HikeInterested in hiking and enjoying nature but haven’t made the effort yet to get outside? Come join us at the refuge for a fun introduction to hiking! Learn about the benefits of hiking, what you need, safety, and how to plan your next hiking adventure. Then head out on the trails with the option ...
    Where:  Alviso Cost:  Free
  • BaySplash Join us for a fun and FREE day of science, arts, music, food, and celebrating the Bay.BaySplash is a STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) event that revolves around three pillars: community revitalization, environmental justice, and urban sustainability; encompassing the past, present, and future of the community in which ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  FREE
  • Bay DayDid you know that San Francisco’s shoreline once extended as far inland as Montgomery Street? Delve into the city’s rich maritime history at the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery. In celebration of Bay Day and California Archaeology Month, the Exploratorium will debut recently discovered artifacts from the city’s early waterfront. Meet archaeologists who unearth ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with admission
  • Fixit Clinic CCXXX (230)Fixit Coaches will be training in residence at the Newark Library and available for consultation on your broken items.Celebrating repair by conveying basic troubleshooting skills, Fixit Clinics are do-it-together hands-on STEM-oriented fix-n-learn community-based exploration and discovery workshops staffed by volunteer Fixit Coaches who generously share their time, tools and expertise ...
    Where:  Newark Cost:  Free
  • On Becoming a Spacefaring SocietyIf we ever hope to become a true spacefaring society, we must wean ourselves away from chemical rockets. This premise will be proven through an examination of Tsiolkovsky’s Rocket Equation, where it will become apparent that adding fuel achieves diminishing returns, but increasing exhaust gas velocity offers rapid transits to Mars, the outer planets, ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
Sunday, 10/08/17
  • NACAC 2017 Silicon Valley STEM College and Career FairFree and open to the public, STEM College and Career Fairs provide a forum for colleges and universities to share STEM-related educational opportunities with prospective students and their parents; and, allows representatives from industry, professional associations/societies and non-profit organizations to educate students and parents on STEM-related career opportunities.
    Where:  Santa Clara Cost:  Free
  • Taste of Science: Marie Curie and ArachnidsHumanity Needs Dreamers - Marie CurieIn honor of Curie's 150th birthday, experience a preview screening of the new immersive science film Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie with filmmaker Jen Myronuk and scholar & playwright Susan Marie Frontczak.Find out why a passion for math led a software engineer ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  
Monday, 10/09/17
  • Energy-based Upscaling of Immiscible Two-phase Flow in Porous Media: Flow Regimes and Applicability Conditions
    Ilenia Battiato, Assistant Professor, Dept of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University.Empirical or theoretical extensions of Darcy’s law for immiscible two-phase flow have shown significant limitations in properly modelling the flow at the continuum-scale. We tackle this problem by proposing a set of upscaled equations based on pore-scale flow regimes, i.e., the ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • MAKING AT SSUJeremy Qualls will describe rapid advances in digital fabrication and social media that have given rise to new opportunities blending science, technology, art, and entrepreneurship. Sonoma State University has embraced the do it yourself maker mindset with many new innovative programs including a campus community maker-space and a sophomore year ...
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Robust Robotic Hand Design for Remote Ocean ExplorationPeople and Robots SeminarSpeaker: Hannah Stuart, Stanford
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Envisioning the Electric Utility in 2030: “Fat” or “Skinny”?
    In a new article and white paper published in Public Utilities Fortnightly, E3’s managing partner, Dr. Ren Orans, and his co-authors argue that debates over utility business and regulatory models have sidestepped a more fundamental question: What do state legislators and regulators want the electricity utility of the future to ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
Tuesday, 10/10/17
Wednesday, 10/11/17
  • A Deeper Look at Deep Carbonization Pathways for the U.S. Economy
    Dr. Karl Hausker is a Senior Fellow in World Resource Institute’s Global Climate Program. He leads analysis and modeling of domestic climate mitigation scenarios, and he contributes to work on the New Climate Economy, the social cost of carbon, and energy access. He has worked for 28 years in the ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Pop-Up Aquarium - Lake MerrittCome see all of the wonderful critters that call the waters of Lake Merritt home.  During the summer months Oakland's jewel blooms with all sorts of exciting marine organisms ranging from Bat Rays to Shrimp! The Pop-Up Aquarium is being done at the lunch hour to coincide with a lunch ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  Free
  • Infrastructure Networks and Urban Inequality: The Political Geography of Water Flows in BangaloreInfrastructure services such as water, electricity, and mass transit are central to urban livelihoods. Yet large populations in the developing world receive poor quality services, or lack access entirely. This presentation will illustrate the importance of understanding network structure in analyzing the political geography of urban water supply in Bangalore, ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • National Geographic Live: Beauty and the Bizarre
    He grew up exploring the streams and wooded lots near his childhood home in Atlanta, Georgia. As a teenager, he picked up his dad’s old camera on a whim and found that he could use it to feed his curiosity about the natural world - and to share my adventures ...
    Where:  Redwood City Cost:  $45 - $63
  • Will the 21st Century be the Time We Discover Life Beyond Earth?Dr. Tarter is one of the great scientific pioneers of our time, leading the effort to search for signals from civilizations among the stars.  To celebrate the publication of Sarah Scoles’ recent popular biography of her life and work, Making Contact (Pegasus Books), Jill Tarter will talk about her vision ...
    Where:  Los Altos Hills Cost:  Free ($3 parking)
  • San Francisco Star PartyCome join us for our monthly San Francisco City Star Party. SFAA members provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to check the SFAA website for the latest updates…bad weather or overcast skies will cancel!
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Speeding Through the Unseen, from Coding to CommonsEllen Ullman writes in her new book Life in Code “The penetration of technology into the interstices of human existence is nearly complete,” and then demystifes how humans turn their intentions and ideas into the computer codes that are the language of computers. Katja Schwaller puts “Twitterlandia” under the microscope ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
Thursday, 10/12/17
  • High School Research Projects at Point Reyes
    Teens are doing original - even published - work at the Seashore, including elephant seal monitoring, marine plastic debris surveys, and solving a historical/archaeological mystery.Speaker: Michael Wing, Sir Francis Drake High School
    Where:  Point Reyes Station Cost:  Free
  • How does environmental heterogeneity influence the development and functioning of ecological communities?Speaker: Matthew Whalen, Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Group in Ecology, University of California, Davis
    Where:  Bodega Bay Cost:  Free
  • Hard Earth Talk: Push, Not Price
    One of the most common strategies used by policymakers to green consumer behavior is, it turns out, misguided. Environmental policy has long sought to protect the planet by raising the prices of polluting products from fossil fuels to gas-guzzling cars. Underlying these policies is the assumption that consumers, when slapped ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • After Dark: Agave, Perception, and CollisionsAs technology becomes increasingly immersive, how can our sensing self be affected? Artists can envision ways to craft entirely new kinds of experiences that trigger the senses in unexpected ways. And scientists anticipate the possibility of new forms of rehabilitation and medical care. Tonight, through an array of projects emerging ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 general / $10 Member
  • Northern California Bats: Demystifying and Discovering these Amazing Animals - RESCHEDULEDCome learn about the local bats with Director of NorCal Bats Corky Quirk. In her presentation you will learn about bats and discuss the harmful myths that surround these animals. You'll also learn the importance of bats in our environment. Live bats will be presented for viewing and discussion.
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $15 General, $10 Member, $5 Youth
  • A Guide to Capitalism, Nature and the Future of the Planet Nature, money, work, care, food, energy and lives"these are the seven things that have made our world and will continue to shape its future. But at what cost? Throughout history, rebellions and uprisings have prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. And while technology and ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  $22 General, $12 Member, $5 Student
  • Hurricanes and Heat Waves: Is This Climate Change?
    1) Are Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria as well as recent heat waves and extreme weather events in California the product of climate change?2) If they are, how should they influence public discussions and teaching of climate change?Brad Hoge, Ph.D. Ecology and Environmental Biology.  Dr. Hoge is Director of Teacher ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • The Human Microbiome + Real SciComm in a 'Fake News' WorldThe human microbiome, large communities of bacteria and other microbes, affects our health significantly. What do we know about this amazing microscopic world that's living within us? Also, how does a scientist engage with the broader public to share real scientific faces in a world beset by "fake news"?
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $7 advance, $10 at door
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