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Life on Earth

  • Laughing Monk Brewing 1439a Egbert Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94124 United States (map)

Our home, Planet Earth, is teeming with life. From evolution to sea level rise, find out more about our place on it.

  Laughing Monk Brewing   A small batch craft brewery in San Francisco that blends traditions from California and Belgium with a mix of local, seasonal ingredients. Raise a glass with us in the spirit of laughter, libation and adventure. Laugh on!  Kid and Dog Friendly  No food trucks on Sundays — sorry! Please bring your own food, or order from any of the nearby restaurants

Laughing Monk Brewing

A small batch craft brewery in San Francisco that blends traditions from California and Belgium with a mix of local, seasonal ingredients. Raise a glass with us in the spirit of laughter, libation and adventure. Laugh on!

Kid and Dog Friendly

No food trucks on Sundays — sorry! Please bring your own food, or order from any of the nearby restaurants

 
 Sandra R Schachat  PhD student in the Department of Geological Sciences at Stanford University  I mainly study insect evolution through fossils and I am interested in changes in earth's atmosphere on timescales of many millions of years.

Sandra R Schachat

PhD student in the Department of Geological Sciences at Stanford University

I mainly study insect evolution through fossils and I am interested in changes in earth's atmosphere on timescales of many millions of years.

The coevolution of earth and life

We tend to think of earth influencing the history of life — volcanic eruptions causing extinctions, for example — but the reverse is also true: the evolution of life has fundamentally altered the composition and function of our planet. Major events in the evolution of life as we know it, millions and even billions of years ago, have left their mark on the air we breathe and on the rocks beneath our feet.

 
  Emily Cassidy   Sustainability Scientist  Emily Cassidy is a sustainability scientist at the California Academy of Sciences and manages the digital presence of their new campaign, called PlanetVision. Emily will talk this evening about how museums can influence culture and inspire us to think differently about sustainability. She is also a recent transplant to the area and is soliciting restaurant recommendations.

Emily Cassidy

Sustainability Scientist

Emily Cassidy is a sustainability scientist at the California Academy of Sciences and manages the digital presence of their new campaign, called PlanetVision. Emily will talk this evening about how museums can influence culture and inspire us to think differently about sustainability. She is also a recent transplant to the area and is soliciting restaurant recommendations.

How Museums Can Help People and Planet Thrive

The California Academy of Sciences has launched a new campaign, called PlanetVision, that inspires people to think differently about sustainability. PlanetVision provides science-based plan to address the most critical environmental challenges of our time, focused on food, water, and energy systems. Emily Cassidy will talk about PlanetVision and how museums can create a shared hopeful vision of the future to help people and planet thrive together.

 
  Ian Wren   Staff Scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper  Ian is a hydrologist at Baykeeper with a keen interest in developing sustainable solutions for improving the health of the Bay.

Ian Wren

Staff Scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper

Ian is a hydrologist at Baykeeper with a keen interest in developing sustainable solutions for improving the health of the Bay.

Sea Level Rise and the Future of the Bay Area

Sea level rise projections are changing rapidly, as is our understanding of the impacts. An overview of likely impacts to the Bay Area's natural and built environment will be discussed. Baykeeper partnered with Google to collect unique imagery and conduct analyses of the economic impacts of sea level rise, how it will contribute to contamination of the Bay and our communities, and develop recommendations for what to do. Come and learn more and discuss plans for the future.

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Tom McFadden

Tom is middle school science teacher by day, and a SCIENCE RAPPER by night. He works with his students to make epic music videos about scientific stories. Come see him perform some of his biggest hits.

Earlier Event: April 22
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Later Event: April 23
A trip to a scientist’s den