Wildfire From Space

April 26, 2022, 7:00 pm -
8:00 pm

Join the KQED Climate desk for an immersive look at the startling spread of wildfires using satellite imagery from Planet Labs to show us what happens before and after a burn and understand its patterns. Learn how the latest in satellite technology helps agencies and communities mitigate the threat of fires and manage emergency response during burns.

Featuring practical tips for how to prepare for fire season, no matter whether you live on the frontlines or urban spaces facing smoke and other secondary impacts.

Please note this is a hybrid event.

You have the option to join the speakers in-person at KQED’s headquarters in San Francisco or stream the talk live. There is a $10 fee to attend in-person.

*All in-person attendees will automatically be eligible to win a free succulent in our prize giveaway!

Venue / Location

The Commons, KQED Headquarters
2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco,

COVID Information for this event

This Bay Area Science Festival event is an indoor event that is following the county guidelines of San Francisco County. Additional COVID requirements for this event include that we will be requiring attendees to wear masks and we will be requiring attendees to show proof of vaccination. Attendees must be fully vaccinated. Full vaccination is defined as completion of the two-dose regimen of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, plus the current recommended booster dose for the individual’s age cohort.

Acceptable proof includes:

  • Vaccine Card (hard copy)
  • Vaccine Card (picture on mobile device)
  • Electronic Alternative (State website vaccination registry, QR code).
  • Please also note: attendees will be able to show a recent negative test result instead of proof of vaccination

Please click the button below to view the most up-to-date COVID guidelines for this event.

Event Hosts

KQED serves the people of Northern California with a public-supported alternative to commercial media. An NPR and PBS affiliate based in San Francisco, KQED is home to one of the most listened-to public radio stations in the nation and one of the highest-rated public television services. It also has an award-winning education program that helps students and educators thrive in 21st century classrooms. A trusted news source and leader and innovator in interactive media, KQED takes people of all ages on journeys of exploration – exposing them to new people, places and ideas.

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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Thank you for your generous support of the Bay Area Science Festival! As part of UCSF, SEP is a 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please let us know if your company participates in a matching gift program so that we can extend the benefit of your generosity.