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A Very Spine-Tingling Spider Screening with KQED’s Deep Look

KQED’s DEEP LOOK science video series team presents a special 10th Anniversary Bay Area Science Festival virtual screening and discussion!

Join us for a screening of three of DEEP LOOK’s most spine-tingling spider episodes: Secrets of The Orb Weaver; Turret Spiders’ Tiny Towers of Terror; and The Dating Lives of Black Widows.

You’ll hear from DEEP LOOK’s producers and cinematographers about how they captured these spiders’ amazing behavior on camera. Plus, spider experts will answer all your sticky spider questions and reveal why there’s more to these creepy-crawly arachnids than meets the eye.

Speakers Include:

  • Ashley Adams, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Ecology and Evolution, UC Berkeley
  • Josh Cassidy, Cinematographer and Lead Producer, KQED’s DEEP LOOK
  • Trent Pearce, Naturalist, East Bay Regional Park District
  • Mike Seely, Producer, KQED’s DEEP LOOK
  • James Starrett, Project Scientist, Department of Entomology, UC Davis

COVID Safety

The Bay Area Science Festival will manage all in-person events with the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, hosts, exhibitors, and guests in mind. In response to COVID-19, we will be implementing public health requirements for all event hosts and attendees in accordance with local and state guidelines in order to celebrate science safely throughout the Bay Area. 

The Bay Area Science Festival encourages you to get vaccinated, wear a mask and practice social distancing. Be sure to check back for updated and more detailed COVID safety information prior to attending.

Thank You for Supporting BASF

We strive to make all Bay Area Science Festival events free, when possible. To produce the Festival, we must annually raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. Every donation helps us make this important work possible.

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