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It's science Jim, but not as we know it!

  • The Red Victorian 1665 Haight Street San Francisco, CA 94117 United States (map)

Not all scientists wear lab coats and not everyone does their science in a lab. Meet some of the pioneers who bring their science to you.

  The Red Victorian   Coliving home, hotel, events & maker space exploring collaboration, creativity, nomadic lifestyles, & community. Welcome home ❤️

The Red Victorian

Coliving home, hotel, events & maker space exploring collaboration, creativity, nomadic lifestyles, & community. Welcome home ❤️

 We will also be joined by the lovely folk from  The Meadery San Francisco , who'll have some samples of the finest fermented honey for you to try.

We will also be joined by the lovely folk from The Meadery San Francisco, who'll have some samples of the finest fermented honey for you to try.

 

How a lifetime of avoiding the lab blossomed into a career in science

 Sandra R Schachat  I am a 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.

Blair Bazdarich

Outreach and Teen Program Manager at San Francisco Zoo

I've spent the past 20 years becoming an expert in science communication, but I didn't realize that's what I was doing until recently. Through volunteering, performing, shoveling poop, learning new languages, teaching, and advocating for endangered species, I found my niche in science, just not in any of the ways one might expect. How do unusual opportunities shape a career? What odd jobs help define strengths and passion? Find out, with some fun animal facts and anecdotes :)

The Future is Fungal

Anja Scholze

Experience Developer and Program Manager for Biotech & Health at The Tech Museum of Innovation

One fascinating new area of biomaterials innovation involves using living fungus mycelium to make diverse materials with unique and amazing properties. Companies and researchers are growing furniture, building materials, leather, styrofoam replacements, and more. How does this work? Why is it so cool? What are the benefits and future implications? Can I do this at home? Come learn about (and touch) sample mycelium objects and living mushroom material.