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Friday, 03/09/18
Saturday, 03/10/18
  • Wildcat Marsh and Landfill Loop BioBlitzJoin our friends at WhollyH20 for a fun half day citizen science BioBlitz on the Wildcat Marsh Loop Trail in Richmond, CA. Get ready to enjoy being a citizen scientist through simple observation and photo documentation.Bring your camera, sunblock, water to stay hydrated, snacks, your kids, and water shoes for ...
    Where:  Richmond Cost:  Free
  • Lawn to Garden PartyWe hope you will join StopWaste and the Lawrence Hall of Science for the Lawn to Garden Party as we get started in converting some of the Hall’s lawn space to save water and to improve the uses of the outdoor space on the Hall’s C-level. StopWaste will demonstrate how easy it ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Owls of Tennessee Valley
    Join volunteer docent Steffen Bartschat on a hike in Tennessee Valley to search for and learn about the owls in the area. Bring water, layered clothing, a flashlight, binoculars, and a snack.Reservations required.
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
Sunday, 03/11/18
  • Rodeo Lagoon Walk
    Join Docent Ann Jensen on a walk around Rodeo Lagoon while learning about wildlife and the history of the Marin Headlands. Dress in Layers. Limited to 25 people. Reservations required - call 415-331-1540. Meet at Marin Headlands Visitor Center parking lot. For ages 7 and older. No dogs. Not handicap ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
Monday, 03/12/18
  • Weak Lensing with Galaxy ClustersWeak lensing and galaxy cluster abundances are two of the cosmological probes considered to have the most power for upcoming surveys.  They have a natural connection via the use of weak lensing to calibrate the masses of galaxy clusters--a critical measurement in order to reach the promised precision of galaxy ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Weak Lensing with Galaxy Clusters - RESCHEDULEDWeak lensing and galaxy cluster abundances are two of the cosmological probes considered to have the most power for upcoming surveys.  They have a natural connection via the use of weak lensing to calibrate the masses of galaxy clusters--a critical measurement in order to reach the promised precision of galaxy ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
Tuesday, 03/13/18
  • So You Want to Save the World? How to Work in Ecological RegulationSpeaker: Dr. Sahrye Cohen, US Army Corp of Engineers
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • E-IPER Joint MS Capstone SymposiumSession 1 -  2:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Evaluating the Suitability of US Coal Plants for Advanced Carbon Capture Technology Sudarshan Bhatija, Joint MS-MBABridging the Financing Gap for Solar Projects in India Rashmi Nalla, Joint MS-MBAYuca: Driving Sustainable Access to a Better Diet Alejandra Maguina, Joint MS-MBASustainability Issues in Medicinal Herbal Farming in the ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Hurricane Harvey and the FutureJim Blackburn will discuss the implications of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey in the context of resilience, public safety and the responsibility of the engineering community.  Our 20th century laws, regulations and engineering practices are no match for 21st weather patterns.  Harvey clearly shows the need for major revisions in thinking, practices ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • East Bay Fish StoriesDid you know that the East Bay is home to North America's largest freshwater fish? vampire fish that evolved before animals had jaws? fish built to vacuum? tiny fish whose males dance for females, build nests, and tend young? A minnow that can weigh 30 pounds, once the top predator? ...
    Where:  Albany Cost:  Free
Wednesday, 03/14/18
  • Community π DayWelcome to the 31st annual π Day, the mathematical holiday founded at the Exploratorium and celebrated by number lovers around the world. To honor the never-ending number 3.14159... (and Einstein’s birthday), we’ll serve up π-themed activities, rituals, antics, and plenty of pie. Find out what's so special about this famous ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Pay what you wish
  • Non-Invasive Bladder Volume Sensing for Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction ManagementCITRIS Research ExchangeSpeakers: Eric Kurzrock and Soheil Giasi, UC Davis
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Deepsea Wildernesss: California's Network of MPAs as explored by ROVsSpeaker: Dr. Dirk Rosen, Marine Applied Research & Exploration
    Where:  Tiburon Cost:  Free
  • Pricing Uncertainty Induced by Climate Change
    Speaker: Lars Hansen, Univ. of Chicago
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Ask a Scientist's PI DAY Puzzle PartyTrying to decide how you're going to celebrate Pi Day (3.14) this year? Avoid the congested airports and typical math holiday madness, and join us instead for Ask a Scientist's Pi Day Puzzle Party - a boisterous math and logic puzzle competition, hosted by Juliana Gallin and Wes Carroll. You ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Protecting our HealthCity Arts & Lectures Conversations on Science SeriesRegina McCarthy is one of the world’s most respected voices on the critical interconnection between the environment and global public health. For more than 30 years as a career public servant in both Democratic and Republican administrations, and now, at Harvard’s T.H. Chan ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  
Thursday, 03/15/18
  • Minitel: The Web before the WebA decade before the web began taking the rest of us online, France was fully connected. By 1984 six million citizens were reading newspapers, sending emails, buying train tickets, paying taxes and engaging in scandalous chat on the Minitel system. That usage grew to over half of the country's population ...
    Where:  Mountain View Cost:  
  • Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium
    Speaker: Michael Sanie, Vice President of Marketing, Verification Group, Synopsys Inc.
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
  • Toward the Next-Generation Neural-Controlled Artificial LimbSpeaker: Dr. Xiaorong Zhang, Assistant Prof., Computer Engineering, San Francisco State University
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Mathematics: It's not what it used to be
    All the mathematical problem solving techniques I had learned when I graduated university with a math degree in 1968 became obsolete in the course of my career. Digital tools available for free in the Cloud now do everything much faster, more accurately, and on far larger datasets, than a human ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • Islands in the Sun: Birding in the Caribbean
    A Golden Gate Audubon trip to Cuba, a side trip to Hispaniola, and an earlier tour to Trinidad and Tobago provide us with an overview of Caribbean avifauna.  Several endemic families are found here, and some species are quite endangered.  The islands were recently hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria, ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $5 General, Free for members
  • Sonoma County Mycological Assoc. monthly meetingCome identify mushrooms (and bring your mushrooms for identification), and hear a guest speaker. This month's speaker Richard Tehan.
    Where:  Santa Rosa Cost:  Free
  • Wonderfest: Brain and Body Inquiry at 'Nightlife'Putting potent science into NightLifeat the California Academy of Sciences, Wonderfest presents two scientists with deep insights into the brain-body connection:At 7:45pm, Dr. Gregory Tranah presents "I Got Rhythm!" - How circadian rhythms coordinate the brain and body to impact human health and aging. Dr. Tranah is Senior Scientist at ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free for Nightlife attendees
  • After Dark: NickelFused to iron in Earth’s core and in fallen meteorites, corrosion-resistant nickel finds its strength in numbers of alloys, from stainless steel to the shape-memory alloy nitinol, which, bent, returns to its original shape when heated.Explore the versatility of this transition metal with host Ron Hipschman and Exploratorium Building Operations ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with After Dark Admission
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