June 2015 – Vol. 27 No. 10

CALENDAR

May
1
Fri
2015
Next Generation Science Safety for Educators Online Course @ Online
May 1 – Jul 31 all-day

Are you a Next Generation Science Teacher? Have the science teachers at your school participated in current science safety professional development? Did you know that training in science safety is required by CALOSHA to keep employees safe? Do you know what documentation is required to reduce an individual teacher, administrator, and/or the school’s liability?

The Science Safety for Educators Online Course will provide participants with information to build a solid foundation to create a safe science environment for employees and students. It is recommended that schools, districts, and organizations have as a goal to prepare 100% of all science teachers and other related personnel for the ever-changing environment of safety for themselves, others, and students.

Science Safety, especially in the science lab, is a critical and on-going issue for schools. Not only is it a subject of constantly changing legislation but also the risk of injury to any student, staff, or faculty member is a critical concern. Science teachers, administrators, safety officers, and risk managers must have current information regarding this most important area. All science teachers are recommended to participate but in particular, but it is vital for teachers who are involved in any science laboratory courses.

THE ONLINE COURSE:

The Science Safety Course is a video-based training available via the Internet. Embedded within the course, participants will receive electronic resources, web links, downloadable PDFs, templates, and sample plans. The online course, led by two science consultants from the Los Angeles County Office of Education, features guests representing both secondary and elementary science classrooms, an expert from CALOSHA, and a risk management officer.

The online course, which may be completed over a three-month period, consists of five modules:

1.     General K-12 Issues

2.     Facilities and Equipment

3.     Chemical Safety

4.     Life Science Issues

5.     Field Trips and Special Projects

Each online module has a brief quiz at the end that participants are required to take. A Certificate of Completion will be provided to participants who satisfactorily complete all five modules. Documentation will be provided to employing organizations by request.

Documentation will be given to the schools or districts by request for those employees completing the course.

Jul
27
Mon
2015
Floodplain Ecology Institute: Chico
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm

UPPER SACRAMENTO VALLEY EDUCATORS! The Floodplain Ecology Institute is designed to increase teachers’ knowledge and awareness of floodplain ecosystems and provide participants with the tools to educate their students about their relationship to their watershed. The program includes the introduction of standards based curriculum (Project WET and the Education and the Environment Initiative Units), field experiences, hands-on inquiry-based lab activities, and guest speakers and demonstrations by agencies. $200 Stipend upon completion of the project.  Please contact Anne Stephens, CSU Chico Dept. of Science Education at akstephens@csuchico.edu to register.

Jul
30
Thu
2015
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Aug
3
Mon
2015
Summer Astronomy Institute: Space Science and the NGSS @ Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Aug 3 @ 8:30 am – Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm

The Teacher Learning Center at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific presents…
Summer Astronomy Institute: Space Science and the NGSS

A hands-on workshop for teachers in grades 5-12

Registration fee for the four-day Institute: FREE with scholarship

* $50 deposit required, refunded upon completion of the Institute *

* 2 units of academic credit available through The University of the Pacific *

In addition to 4-days of activities, participants receive:
The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 DVD, a $30 value
A class set of 10 Galileoscopes, a $250 value

Workshop Content Includes
•  Classroom tested, inquiry-rich activities designed to help students learn the processes of science through the study of space science
•  Explicit alignment to the Three Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards
•  Connections to Literacy and the Common Core
•  Astronomy connections for teachers of biology, chemistry, and physics
•  Workshop strands include: Astronomy and the NGSS, Tools of the Astronomer, Exploring the Solar System, and the Sun-Earth Connection
•  Tools for adapting instruction to the NGSS, including 5E templates, NGSS evidence statements, and the EQuIP rubric
•  Time to reflect on classroom practice, adapting instruction, and integration of space science content

Workshop Facilitators
Brian Kruse, ASP Lead Formal Educator
Linda Shore, ASP Executive Director
Guest Speakers TBD

Register for the Institute at:
https://www.astrosociety.org/education/k12-educators/

For more information email or call:
Brian Kruse
bkruse@astrosociety.org
415-715-1426

Aug
6
Thu
2015
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Aug 6 – Aug 7 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Aug 6 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

Meet up with rationalists, skeptics, and freethinkers south of San Francisco.  Cafe Inquiry is a social event hosted by the Center for Inquiry. We’ll meet at Café Borrone between Kepler’s Books and the British Banker’s Club! Look for the black balloon.

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Aug
5
Wed
2015
The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Aug
13
Thu
2015
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Aug
20
Thu
2015
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Aug
27
Thu
2015
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Sep
3
Thu
2015
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Sep 3 – Sep 4 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Sep 3 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

Meet up with rationalists, skeptics, and freethinkers south of San Francisco.  Cafe Inquiry is a social event hosted by the Center for Inquiry. We’ll meet at Café Borrone between Kepler’s Books and the British Banker’s Club! Look for the black balloon.

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Sep
2
Wed
2015
The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Sep
10
Thu
2015
A Workshop for K-5 Educators – Red Bluff
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

TEHAMA COUNTY EDUCATORS! The Tehama County Department of Education and Water Education Foundation invite you to join us for this FREE water education workshop, which will include hands-on experience with the activities of Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)! Your time will be focused on engaging in activities and you’ll walk away loaded with classroom ready content to study drought and current standards. Mark your calendar for this workshop! Please contact Lorna Manuel, Director – Educational Support Services, Tehama County Department of Education at: (530)528-7344 or lmanuel@tehamaschools.org

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Sep
12
Sat
2015
Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop – Redding
Sep 12 @ 10:50 pm – 11:50 pm

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Mary Harper at Turtle Bay Exploration Park to register at mharper@turtlebay.org or 530-242-3120.

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Register Today!

Register by June 30 and save $.


 Implementing Next Generation Science Standards

In Anaheim on July 9 – click for details.

May
1
Fri
2015
Next Generation Science Safety for Educators Online Course @ Online
May 1 – Jul 31 all-day

Are you a Next Generation Science Teacher? Have the science teachers at your school participated in current science safety professional development? Did you know that training in science safety is required by CALOSHA to keep employees safe? Do you know what documentation is required to reduce an individual teacher, administrator, and/or the school’s liability?

The Science Safety for Educators Online Course will provide participants with information to build a solid foundation to create a safe science environment for employees and students. It is recommended that schools, districts, and organizations have as a goal to prepare 100% of all science teachers and other related personnel for the ever-changing environment of safety for themselves, others, and students.

Science Safety, especially in the science lab, is a critical and on-going issue for schools. Not only is it a subject of constantly changing legislation but also the risk of injury to any student, staff, or faculty member is a critical concern. Science teachers, administrators, safety officers, and risk managers must have current information regarding this most important area. All science teachers are recommended to participate but in particular, but it is vital for teachers who are involved in any science laboratory courses.

THE ONLINE COURSE:

The Science Safety Course is a video-based training available via the Internet. Embedded within the course, participants will receive electronic resources, web links, downloadable PDFs, templates, and sample plans. The online course, led by two science consultants from the Los Angeles County Office of Education, features guests representing both secondary and elementary science classrooms, an expert from CALOSHA, and a risk management officer.

The online course, which may be completed over a three-month period, consists of five modules:

1.     General K-12 Issues

2.     Facilities and Equipment

3.     Chemical Safety

4.     Life Science Issues

5.     Field Trips and Special Projects

Each online module has a brief quiz at the end that participants are required to take. A Certificate of Completion will be provided to participants who satisfactorily complete all five modules. Documentation will be provided to employing organizations by request.

Documentation will be given to the schools or districts by request for those employees completing the course.

Jul
27
Mon
2015
Floodplain Ecology Institute: Chico
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm

UPPER SACRAMENTO VALLEY EDUCATORS! The Floodplain Ecology Institute is designed to increase teachers’ knowledge and awareness of floodplain ecosystems and provide participants with the tools to educate their students about their relationship to their watershed. The program includes the introduction of standards based curriculum (Project WET and the Education and the Environment Initiative Units), field experiences, hands-on inquiry-based lab activities, and guest speakers and demonstrations by agencies. $200 Stipend upon completion of the project.  Please contact Anne Stephens, CSU Chico Dept. of Science Education at akstephens@csuchico.edu to register.

Jul
30
Thu
2015
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Aug
3
Mon
2015
Summer Astronomy Institute: Space Science and the NGSS @ Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Aug 3 @ 8:30 am – Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm

The Teacher Learning Center at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific presents…
Summer Astronomy Institute: Space Science and the NGSS

A hands-on workshop for teachers in grades 5-12

Registration fee for the four-day Institute: FREE with scholarship

* $50 deposit required, refunded upon completion of the Institute *

* 2 units of academic credit available through The University of the Pacific *

In addition to 4-days of activities, participants receive:
The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 DVD, a $30 value
A class set of 10 Galileoscopes, a $250 value

Workshop Content Includes
•  Classroom tested, inquiry-rich activities designed to help students learn the processes of science through the study of space science
•  Explicit alignment to the Three Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards
•  Connections to Literacy and the Common Core
•  Astronomy connections for teachers of biology, chemistry, and physics
•  Workshop strands include: Astronomy and the NGSS, Tools of the Astronomer, Exploring the Solar System, and the Sun-Earth Connection
•  Tools for adapting instruction to the NGSS, including 5E templates, NGSS evidence statements, and the EQuIP rubric
•  Time to reflect on classroom practice, adapting instruction, and integration of space science content

Workshop Facilitators
Brian Kruse, ASP Lead Formal Educator
Linda Shore, ASP Executive Director
Guest Speakers TBD

Register for the Institute at:
https://www.astrosociety.org/education/k12-educators/

For more information email or call:
Brian Kruse
bkruse@astrosociety.org
415-715-1426

Aug
6
Thu
2015
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Aug 6 – Aug 7 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Aug 6 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

Meet up with rationalists, skeptics, and freethinkers south of San Francisco.  Cafe Inquiry is a social event hosted by the Center for Inquiry. We’ll meet at Café Borrone between Kepler’s Books and the British Banker’s Club! Look for the black balloon.

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Aug
5
Wed
2015
The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Aug
13
Thu
2015
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Aug
20
Thu
2015
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Aug
27
Thu
2015
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Sep
3
Thu
2015
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Sep 3 – Sep 4 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

Cafe Inquiry @ Cafe Borrone
Sep 3 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

Meet up with rationalists, skeptics, and freethinkers south of San Francisco.  Cafe Inquiry is a social event hosted by the Center for Inquiry. We’ll meet at Café Borrone between Kepler’s Books and the British Banker’s Club! Look for the black balloon.

http://www.cafeborrone.com

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/sf

After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Sep
2
Wed
2015
The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Sep
10
Thu
2015
A Workshop for K-5 Educators – Red Bluff
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

TEHAMA COUNTY EDUCATORS! The Tehama County Department of Education and Water Education Foundation invite you to join us for this FREE water education workshop, which will include hands-on experience with the activities of Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)! Your time will be focused on engaging in activities and you’ll walk away loaded with classroom ready content to study drought and current standards. Mark your calendar for this workshop! Please contact Lorna Manuel, Director – Educational Support Services, Tehama County Department of Education at: (530)528-7344 or lmanuel@tehamaschools.org

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Sep
12
Sat
2015
Understanding Climate Change in California Workshop – Redding
Sep 12 @ 10:50 pm – 11:50 pm

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA EDUCATORS! Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level and river flows. Join the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Change Team for a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts and how the interdisciplinary activities of Project WET can help you integrate climate science knowledge and skill back in the classroom! Please contact Mary Harper at Turtle Bay Exploration Park to register at mharper@turtlebay.org or 530-242-3120.