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Friday, 01/12/18
  • Fern FridayMeet the ferny sporophytes of nine local fern species on an excursion along Pine Flat Road with ACR Education Specialist Dave Self. We’ll also take a short hike (two miles) to visit the ridgeline serpentine of Red Hill to find our tenth and last species and to see if we ...
    Where:  Geyserville Cost:  $20 General, $15 Members/Students, Free < 18
  • Conservation Efforts and the Building of the Nature State: A Colombian CaseA swath of tropical forest on Colombia´s Caribbean coast, along with the felines and people who inhabit it, are manifestations of what we can call the nature state. This novel concept refers to the set of institutions, practices, and policies by which the state claims that caring for nature, and ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Green Friday - 'Project Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming'In this DVD lecture by preeminent environmentalist and thinker Paul Hawken we learn of the strategies put  forth in his book, Drawdown, a comprehensive list of one hundred ways to approach and solve the crisis of global warming.  Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist who has dedicated ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $3 donation requested
  • Free Public StargazingView Moon, bright planet " Venus, red planet " Mars, Pleiades (Seven sisters or Subaru), Andromeda Galaxy, Orion Nebula , Crab Nebula , Double cluster in Perseus, star cluster Hyades, Pleiades, “Owl” cluster, Beehive cluster, bright stars Rigel, Betelgeuse, Sirius, Aldebaran and many more objects.Facility has an 8 inch refractor ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
  • The History of the Reflecting TelescopeThe reflecting telescope was invented by Sir Isaac Newton, and proposed by a few others in the late 17th Century in an effort to solve the problem of chromatic aberration that was plaguing refractors of the time. These early reflectors used metal mirrors made from a highly reflective metal alloy ...
    Where:  Los Altos Hills Cost:  Free ($3 parking)
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