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1:00 pm

Presidio Archaeology Lab Tour

October 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94129 United States
Free

Learn about the Presidio’s archaeological process and excavations during this one-hour tour. See standing Spanish adobe in the Presidio Officers’ Club before moving to the state-of-the-art lab and collections facility where artifacts are cleaned, catalogued, studied, and curated. It’s a unique opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes workings of an archaeology lab and talk directly to the archaeologists.

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3:30 pm

Hive Dive

October 30, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Heron’s Head EcoCenter, 32 Jennings St
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
Free

Join us as we discuss the basics of beekeeping, honey bee biology, and life inside the hive. Have the opportunity to put on a bee suit and see inside a live beehive! Once suited up, watch as Planet Bee Educators open up a hive and point out the honey, pollen, brood, workers, drones and possibly the queen! Must wear close-toed shoes.

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4:00 pm

Evaluating Human Performance

October 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UCSF Human Performance Center, 1500 Owens Street. Suite, 110
San Francisco, CA 94158 United States
Free

At the UCSF Human Performance Center, we partner with other scientists and clinicians at UCSF and in the Bay Area to study biomechanics, exercise physiology, and sleep & athletic performance. During this tour, you'll get a glimpse into a number of the mechanisms we use to evaluate performance and have the opportunity to test out your own performance measures. Come prepared to move and give your best effort!

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Five Tables of Science in Art

October 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), 2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
$13

Natural wonders, natural disasters, technological leaps, and environmental portents. The BAMPFA art study centers present a special Five Tables viewing of art with a scientific bent. Works on view include: a barnacle-encrusted tea bowl from a 500-year-old Vietnamese shipwreck; the unique refractive “fingerprint” of a camera lens placed on a scanner in Sheila Pinkel’s LS9; and more!

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How do we see what we can’t see: Learning about the microbes all around us

October 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Potrero Library, 1616 20th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
Free

Most of the diversity of living things around us is microscopic. These microbes do a lot of very important jobs for the ecosystem, and for us. From microscopes, to bacterial cultures, to DNA sequencing, learn about how scientists “see” these very important microorganisms. Try using some of these techniques yourself to learn about the microbes all around us, right here in the Bay Area!

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5:00 pm

Flu vs You:An Epidemiological Mystery

October 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Visitacion Valley Public Library, 201 Leland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94134 United States
Free

There’s a terrifying new flu epidemic and your team are the only ones that can prevent a global outbreak. Travel across the globe collecting data, then come back to the lab to race against the clock to build the most effective vaccine. You’ll have to use your investigation and communication skills to get information without getting infected yourself. Can you solve the puzzles and save the world? Developed by the National Center for Science Education with a team of epidemiologists and evolutionary biologists, the play takes about 45 minutes and is open to 13 and older, or 8 and older if accompanied by an adult.

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5:30 pm

Searching for Ghost Towns

October 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
UC Berkeley Earth Sciences & Map Library, 120 Haviland Path, 50 McCone Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
Free

From abandoned mining towns to towns long underwater, come learn about maps and the ghost towns they depict at the Earth Sciences & Map Library. Explore featured maps and other documents of ghost towns and other abandoned places. Librarians and other speakers will be on hand to discuss the stories and different reasons people might abandon places. Visitors will be able to handle maps and discuss them with curators.

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Gladstone Science Overcoming Disease

October 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Gladstone Institutes, 1650 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158 United States
Free

Gladstone Institutes bring together over 350 scientists who use transformative science and technology in cardiovascular biology, immunology, neuroscience, and stem cell biology to overcome unsolved diseases. On this tour, you will be able to explore Gladstone labs and learn how their state-of-the-art biomedical research is helping scientists to find new pathways to cures.

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6:00 pm

Virtual Reality – Meet the Molecules of Life

October 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UC San Francisco, 600 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94143 United States
Free

We will use a virtual reality headset to handle, break apart and assemble familiar molecules from water and carbon dioxide to saturated fat, ATP (the energy that runs living things), and sulfuric acid.

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7:00 pm

Plover Science Talk with the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

October 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sobrato Conference Center, 350 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065 United States
Free

Have you ever wondered how scientists research and protect birds? Then join San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) Biologist Ben Pearl for an engaging science talk about the work SFBBO does to study and conserve the Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus nivosus), an adorable bird that is so rare it is federally listed as threatened. RSVP is required. Space is limited.

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Science in 3 Minutes

October 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Atlas Café, 3049 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Free

Join us for a smorgasbord of bite-size science talks. Be educated and entertained by engaging talks from veterans of UC San Francisco’s popular Grad Slam and Postdoc Slam competitions, who will present their research in just three minutes using language that everyone can understand. Audience trivia contest, too! Afterwards, you’ll have a chance to chat with the grad student and postdoc presenters to learn more about their exciting health science research.

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