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October 2014
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Explorer Days – Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour

October 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant,
750 Phelps Street, San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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Have you ever wondered what happens to the dirty water from your shower, laundry and toilet after it goes down the drain? What about the runoff from lawns and gardens, and rainwater and car washing? You’ll see first-hand what happens after your flush down the toilet, learn about the wastewater treatment process, what we do to make sure we protect public health and the environment. You will also find out what you can do to help prevent pollution (used cooking…

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$12

Creatures of the NightLife

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
California Academy of Sciences,
55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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The creatures come out at night as NightLife partners with the Bay Area Science Festival for an evening of spine-tingling delight on Halloween. Discover the science and spectacle behind werewolves, vampires, zombies and other creatures that go bump in the night. Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds. Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at…

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Fact, Myth & Controversy: The Role of GMOs in Sustainable Food

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium,
Sutardja Dai Hall, Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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We care about the food we eat. So, what should we know about GMOs? Join eminent scientists from UC Berkeley to understand the basic scientific principles behind Genetically Modified Organisms and the socioeconomic and environmental implications of their use. Bringing sound expertise to this controversial subject are Professors Patricia Zambryski (Plant & Microbial Biology), Sarah Hake (Plant Development & Plant Architecture), and David Zilberman (Agriculture & Resource Economics). The discussion will be moderated by Robert Jacobsen, Professor of Physics and…

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Marissa Mayer in conversation with Marc Benioff – A Visionary Award Event

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Castro Theater,
429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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Marissa Mayer is the CEO of Yahoo and is one of very few women to have run a Fortune 500 company. In 2013, Mayer earned the number one spot on Fortune Magazine’s 2013 “40 Under 40” list. Fifteen years before she became the tech powerhouse she is today, Mayer was hired as the 20th employee at a small tech company. This company, Google, enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence under Mayer’s tenure and launched successful and groundbreaking products such as…

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$10

Open Show: Seeing the Unseen

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The New Parkway,
474 24th St., Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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More than one year in the making, this show gives a rare glimpse into how the boundaries of photography and video are being pushed to illuminate the distant past, unfamiliar perspectives and the miniature ecosystems hidden in front of us. Featuring renowned multimedia journalists, scientists, data visualists, space researchers and science-based artists, discover the worlds beyond what our naked eyes can see. Open Show chapters organize live events worldwide where the public can see compelling work and interact directly with…

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Faster, Higher, and Stronger

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Diesel Bookstore,
5433 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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On the official launch date for Faster, Higher, Stronger, please join Wired.com’s Editor Mark McClusky  at the terrific local Oakland bookstore, Diesel. He’ll do a reading and presentation, sign books, and likely head to a nearby bar afterward to celebrate. About Faster, Higher,  Stronger How Sports Science is creating a new generation of superathletes and what we can learn from them From the Olympics to the NBA Finals, from the World Series to the Tour de France, from high-tech labs in Canberra…

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Stem Cell Awareness Day – Current Research & Applications

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Notre Dame HS,
596 S. 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Dr. Uta Grieshammer, CIRM “Stem Cell Basics What They Are and What They Can Do” Dr. Sarah Heilshorn, Stanford “Bioengineering with Stem Cells Making Replacement Parts.” Sponsored by SCCBEP and Teach Biotech

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November 2014
Free

Discovery Days – North Bay

November 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sonoma County Fairgrounds,
1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 United States
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This celebration will be the high point of the Bay Area Science Festival in the North Bay. Families are encouraged to attend this fun interactive event – it’s all designed to get kids excited about science, math, engineering and technology.

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Discovery Days at AT&T Park

November 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
AT&T Park,
24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA United States
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AT&T park is transformed into a science wonderland for a FREE science extravaganza. 30,000 people are expected to attend enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. With more than 150 exhibits, everyone can find something that will unleash their inner scientist.

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Explorer Days – A Day of Space at The Walt Disney Family Museum

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Walt Disney Family Museum,
104 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94129 United States
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TALK | How Disney Put a Man on the Moon Saturday, Nov 8th | 3pm-4:30pm | Theater Tickets: $10 members | $12 general Get ready to blast off on an outer space adventure with Disney historian Jim Korkis and space historian Eric Toldi as they reveal how Walt Disney teamed up with scientists to encourage America to aim for the stars. LITTLE OPEN STUDIO | Make a Shooting Star 10–12pm | Art Studio FREE with museum admission Let’s celebrate the sky! Make your very…

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