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
None 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
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 (Noon)
"The Bay Delta Conservation Plan"
Jerry Meral, Ph.D., Deputy Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency
Thursday, April 4, 2013 (Noon)
"Straight from the hippo's mouth: an investigation of hippopotamus ecology and the people that investigate it"
Lacey Hughey, Dylan Voeller, UC Berkeley
Summary: Though one of the largest land mammals in existence today, there has been relatively little research into the ecology and behavior of the common hippopotamus. In response, a team of UC Berkeley researchers has set up camp in Laikipia, Kenya in hopes of elucidating some of the mysteries that link these peculiar giants with the greater river ecosystem. Come learn what the researchers have discovered so far and get a glimpse into the life of a field biologist in the Kenyan bush
RESCHEDULED to April 18 - Thursday, April 4, 2013 (Noon)
"Disrupting the flow: Effects of stream fragmentation on juvenile steelhead ecology"
Jason Hwan, UC Berkeley
Thursday, May 2, 2013 (Noon)
"What can natural disturbance regimes tell us about effects of global change? A macroecological case study with Pinus muricata"
Erica Newman, UC Berkeley
June 6, 2013 (Noon)
"Biological diversity of an Endangered Community: the Abbott's Lagoon Insect Inventory"
Paul DaSilva, College of Marin
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.