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Events Around The Bay

SciComm Studio 004: Changing Climate, Changing Minds | Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Swissnex San Francisco

As ice caps melt and sea levels rise, communicating climate science is more critical than ever. Yet, researchers face unique challenges in connecting with a divided public. How can climate experts and science communicators inspire public action for a changing planet? Our fourth SciComm Studio meetup explores the complexities and urgency of communicating climate change. Through art installations, demonstrations, and talks from speakers across disciplines, we’ll present diverse ideas on informing public opinion to preserve our planet for future generations.

Act on Climate: The California Cool Effect |Friday, July 21, 2017 | Hawthorn Room at The Golden Gate Club, San Franci...

Cool Effect, a Bay Area based non-profit crowdfunding to fight climate change, is bringing together thought leaders in policy, climate, non-profit and sustainable storytelling to discuss how we can come together to raise awareness, enlist support and most importantly, take action to verifiably reduce carbon emissions.

Urban Yoga Hike | Saturday, July 22, 2017 | Baker Beach and Lands End, San Francisco, CA

Take advantage of San Francisco's astonishing urban hiking with this 3.2-mile hike from Baker Beach to the Lands End Labyrinth and back. We'll take a meditative walk through the labyrinth and finish with yoga on the sand, with unparalleled views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands. This moderately challenging hike (with some long sections of stairs) crosses Baker Beach, the historic SeaCliff neighborhood, and the beautiful cliffside Lands End Trail.

Polar | Strength and Fragility at the Ends of the Earth | Sunday, July 23, 2017 | Last Minute Gear, San Francisco, CA

Icebergs are captured in one moment as dangerous, glistening monoliths large enough to change global weather patterns. In another, they collapse and explode under their own weight as the polar sun slowly wears them down. Leopard seals, fearsome hunters and masters of their environment, gaze into the camera completely unafraid. Yet their fate, and that of the entire polar ecosystem, is increasingly subject to the whims of a warming climate. Recent political events make the impact of these images ever more poignant.

Al Gore and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power | Monday, July 24, 2017 | Marines' Memorial Theatre, San Francisco...

A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

Plenty of Fish in the Sea, a Seafood Watch Fundraiser |Thursday, July 27, 2017 |Tiburon Tavern, Tiburon, CA

Seafood Watch works globally to help businesses and consumers choose ocean-friendly seafood – helping support our fishermen, fish farmers and the ocean. Join us to celebrate the bounty of our ocean while eating delicious seafood prepared by top chefs from all over the country. Seafood will be provided by Royal Hawaiian Seafood, whose vision is commited to developing and promoting sustainable fisheries.

Free Tour of the SFPUC Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant | July 29, 2017 | Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant, S...

The SF Public Utilities Commission invites San Francisco residents to take a free tour of our Wastewater Treatment Plant. You'll learn about the history of wastewater treatment in San Francisco, tips on preventing pollution of our Bay and Ocean, and best of all, you'll get to go behind the scenes to see (and smell!) how this vital piece of infrastructure works.

Measurement and Meaning - Rising Sea Levels and Sinking Elevations |Saturday, July 29, 2017 | San Francisco Maritime ...

“Measurement and Meaning: Rising Sea Levels and Sinking Elevations,” by Kate Sammler, Assistant Professor. From our local SF tide gauge, "the nation’s oldest continually operating tidal observation station,” to the concept of global mean sea level, this lecture will discuss the historical development of sea level as a vertical datum, and the geopolitical and geophysical implications of rising seas.

Chasing Coral | Sunday, July 30, 2017 | 4:00 PM – 6:15 PM | Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA

CHASING CORAL is a film directed by Jeff Orlowski and produced by Larissa Rhodes, as an Exposure Labs production. It was filmed over three years, with 650+ hours underwater, includes footage from over 30 countries, and was made with the support of over 500 people around the world.

The Smog of the Sea | August 1, 2017 | Sports Basement Presidio, San Francisco, CA

The Smog of the Sea chronicles a 1-week journey through the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea. Marine scientist Marcus Eriksen invited onboard an unusual crew to help him study the sea: renowned surfers Keith & Dan Malloy, musician Jack Johnson, spearfisher woman Kimi Werner, and bodysurfer Mark Cunningham become citizen scientists on a mission to assess the fate of plastics in the world’s oceans.

In the Brushstroke|Saturday, August 12, 2017 | Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

Mastering brushtrokes to create realistic paintings using ink, watercolor and acrylics. All levels. Your completed painting will transfer your passion for Sky and Sea from your heart, through the brush and onto the canvas. Brushstrokes can be applied to other subject matter.

August 2017 Functional Forum | Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Kawika's Ocean Beach Deli, San Francisco, CA.

The purpose of the Functional Forum local meetup groups is to help you to develop a community of practitioners in your area who “get it”, to build your referral network, add value to your practice, your community, and the movement at large.

The day will begin with meditation and movement, then break for spa time, exploration and lunch. Following lunch we will do a guided relaxation (yoga nidra), take a walking meditation, and then return for movement and a delicious dinner of local cuisine. After dinner we will have another short meditation, more spa time, and then part.

John Schmale Presenting the Ocean Shore Railroad | Sunday, September 3, 2017 |Moose Lodge, Pacifica, CA

While traces of the old tracks remain visible throughout Pacifica, the photographs collected by Schmale and other historians provide the most comprehensive visual story of this legendary railroad and the people and places it served.

International Coastal Cleanup Day 2017 | Saturday, September 16, 2017 | EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park, San Francisco...

Join us in celebrating International Coastal Cleanup Day 2017 on September 16 at a shoreline cleanup at Heron's Head Park. We love collaborating with dedicated volunteers to work towards our shared goal of creating a trash-free Bay and ocean!

Can Technology Drive Conservation? |Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA

There is an accelerating effort among scientists, forest and wildlife managers as well as technologists and interest groups from NASA, Google and the Jane Goodall Institute to harness new technologies. These technologies, which range from satellite sensors, drones, camera traps and DNA detectors, can be used to improve and maintain forest and wildlife conservation; fight and expose illegal, unsustainable practices; and prevent the use of dangerous fuels and chemicals. Our panel will discuss what is new and what is working in this area. They will also discuss what 21st century technology might soon be available to protect and create healthy and safe environments in the Bay Area and throughout the world.