Brown Bag Presentations

Brown Bag Presentations. Photo Credits: Jessica Weinberg, NPS.

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

Nothing scheduled at this time 

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      

"The Rangeland Monitoring Network"
Thursday, May 19, 2016 (at the Red Barn Classroom), 12pm
Speaker: Dr. Libby Porzig, Point Blue Conservation Science
Summary: The Rangeland Monitoring Network provides tools, data, and people that assist ranchers, researchers, and conservation planners and partners in collecting data that expands our knowledge of the ecological function of California rangelands and ranching practices.
Project Website

"Singing in the city: How soundscapes affect communication and vocal performance in White-crowned Sparrows"
Thursday, June 16, 2016 (at the Red Barn Classroom), 12pm
Speaker: Jenny Phillips, Ph.D Candidate, Tulane University
Lab Website

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.