Brown Bag Presentations
The Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center presents science-oriented talks in the Red Barn Classroom at Point Reyes National Seashore. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area also holds presentations at Ft. Mason Building 201. These “brown-bag” lunch talks are usually held at noon, and last approximately 45 minutes. All are welcome and admission is free.
Upcoming Brown Bag Lectures:
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 12:00 to 1:00 pm (1st Floor Conference Room)
What is LiDAR and How Can I Use It?
LiDAR is a remote sensing technology that measures distances using lasers. This technology can be used to create high-resolution terrain models for many applications. Please join us for a conversation about the LiDAR data available for use in the GGNRA, how it is being used, and future LiDAR projects. If you are interested in using LiDAR for your own project needs, this will be a good place to start.
To get to Fort Mason:
A map and directions for Ft. Mason can be found here. After turning off of Bay St., proceed straight ahead to MacArthur Ave. Building 201 is the large white building with the green roof directly ahead and to the left. Visitor parking is available in front of the building and in other marked areas.
Point Reyes National Seashore
"Invasive Plant-Soil Interactions and Implications for Dune Restoration and native species at Point Reyes National Seashore"
Speaker: Sarah Winsemius, UC Berkeley and Point Reyes National Seashore Association
November 14, 2013 (Noon)
"Sea cave development in Point Reyes National Seashore - a half century perspective"
Bruce Rogers (USGS ret.), President, Western Cave Conservancy
December 5, 2013 (Noon)
"Using preferred whale habitat and dynamic management to reduce the risk of lethal ship strikes in national marine sanctuaries"
Speaker: Michael Carver, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
December 12, 2013 (Noon)
"Whale Shark Migrations in the Eastern Tropical Pacific"
Speaker: Alex Hearn, PhD, Director of Conservation Science, Turtle Island Restoration Network
January 30, 2014 (Noon)
"Climate Change, Invasions, and a future for Tomales Bay Olympia Oysters"
Speaker: Brian Cheng, Bodega Marine Lab, UC Davis, and NPS George Melendez Wright Fellow.
February 13, 2014 (Noon)
"The Bay Area Puma Project"
Speaker: Ally Nauer, Felidae Conservation Fund
To get to the Red Barn Classroom:
After turning off of Bear Valley Road, proceed up the two-lane, paved driveway toward the Bear Valley Visitor Center. You will see the Red Barn on the left and after about 0.1 miles, there is a brown road sign pointing left to the Red Barn Classroom. Turn left on to the gravel driveway and proceed across the bridge to the parking lot. The Red Barn Classroom is on the end closest to this parking lot.