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Nourish Your Mind at Exploratorium Lab and Lunch

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September 09, 2013

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Nourish Your Mind at Exploratorium Lab and Lunch

Free lunchtime series for adults features current science topics and complimentary lunch

Take a lunch break that nourishes the mind at Exploratorium Lab and Lunch, an engaging new lunchtime series for adults that explores new work and collaborations between visiting scientists, educators, or artists and Exploratorium staff – all with a free lunch. On September 18, 2013, join Toby Garfield, Director of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC), for “Dynamic Waters: San Francisco Bay's Surface Currents, or How to Study the Ocean Without Getting Wet!” and learn how Garfield’s group is using high-tech instruments and new visualizing capabilities to determine how currents affect the biology of the Bay, as well as how pollutants, particles and small vessels are daily buffeted by dynamic currents.

Exploratorium Lab and Lunch programs take place in the Exploratorium’s beautiful Bay Observatory gallery, and the first 40 people to RSVP in advance receive a complimentary catered lunch. It’s food for thought and an opportunity to learn about new research and work-in progress, see demonstrations of new technology and meet visiting scientists. There is no cost to attend the Lab and Lunch program, but visitors must RSVP in order to get a lunch. A limited number of lunches are available. To RSVP, call 415-528-4646. Admission to Lab and Lunch does not include museum admission. Visitors who have reserved a lunch should arrive at the Exploratorium’s Bay Observatory by 11:45 a.m. to pick up their Lab and Lunch entrance ticket. The next Exploratorium Lab and Lunch will be Thursday, November 7, 2013 (rescheduled from October 9), and the topic is “Seeing the Blue Serengeti: Understanding Life in the Open Ocean” with Randy Kochevar of Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP). The Lab and Lunch series is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

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Exploratorium Lab and Lunch: Dynamic Waters
12pm-1pm, Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Exploratorium’s Bay Observatory Gallery
Free; RSVP required for lunch*

Join the Exploratorium for “Dynamic Waters: San Francisco Bay's Surface Currents, or How to Study the Ocean Without Getting Wet!” with Toby Garfield, Director of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, San Francisco State's Field Station on the Bay. Using high-tech instruments and new visualizing capabilities Toby Garfield’s group at Romberg Tiburon Center are providing new ways to determine how currents affect the biology of the Bay, as well as how pollutants, particles and small vessels are daily buffeted by dynamic currents. Come meet Toby and learn more about the currents that define San Francisco Bay, and how RTC and the Exploratorium are working together to find new ways to reveal the dynamics of our local hydrology.

Toby Garfield is the Director of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies. Garfield who is both a professor and researcher runs a long-term project studying ocean current circulation along the pacific coast as well as within the Bay. Using both traditional tools and new technologies of satellites and autonomous sampling vehicles he has studied ocean circulation throughout the US and South America.  Currently he is engaged in a research project establishing a network of surface current monitors to create tools for viewing and monitoring the complex circulation patterns in the SF Bay and ocean in near real-time.

The Exploratorium’s Lab and Lunch is a free lunchtime series for adults that explores new work and collaborations between visiting scientists, educators, or artists and Exploratorium staff. Spend your lunch break in the Exploratorium’s beautiful Bay Observatory gallery, get a free* catered lunch, and learn about new research and work-in progress, see demos and meet visiting scientists. The series is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

*There is no cost to attend the Lab and Lunch program, but you must RSVP in order to get a lunch. A limited number of lunches are available. To RSVP, call 415-528-4646. If you wish to also visit the Exploratorium, you must purchase a general admission ticket. Visitors who have reserved a lunch should arrive at the Exploratorium’s Bay Observatory by 11:45 a.m. to pick up their Lab and Lunch entrance ticket.

 


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Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

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$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.

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The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions

About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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