Found 30 - 40 results of 45 programs matching keyword " san francisco bay"


Science in the City:  Underwater World (Clip)
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If you sink it, they will come. Thatís what Exploratorium biologist Karen Kalumuck learned when she decided to experiment by submerging PVC plates under the piers at Marina Harbor. In this program, you'll meet the bizarre aquatic life forms that inhabit our Bay.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: December 8, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: san francisco, bay, biology, organisms, tunicates, settling plates


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Science in the City:  Microclimates in Fogtown (Clip)
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San Francisco's meteorological landscape is as unique as its social landscape. Tune in as we investigate why our city has many microclimates.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: December 8, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: weather, fog, microclimates, san francisco, paul doherty, marine layer, topography, hills


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After Dark:  Nomadic Communities (Clip)
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This After Dark event explored the diverse nomadic communities that thrive in the Bay Area including a mobile diner, food carts, an annual arts event in the desert, urban foragers, and Bay creatures that arrived by ballast water.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: August 8, 2010
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: burning man, after dark, dust city diner, succulents, ice cream, food carts, nomades, bay, exotic species, exploratorium


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Driven:  My New Wilderness (Slideshow)
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00:05:08

The Wave Organ is a wave-activated sound sculpture located at the end of a jetty in the San Francisco Bay. It was created by artist Peter Richards and master stonemason George Gonzalez in 1986.

The installation is an unlikely sight: a collection of curbstones and cemetery stones that appear in the Bay like an ancient ruin or a strange dream. In this unusual place of discovery and contemplation, the musical phenomenon is only part of the point.

In this audio slideshow, Peter Richards, now a senior artist at the Exploratorium, shares his inspiration for creating this piece and explores its function as a theater in which many different kinds of human experiences unfold.



Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: July 16, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: wave organ, peter richards, bay, tides

Links: Visit The Wave Organ

Science of Gardening:  Any Little Patch of Dirt (Clip)
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Annette Young Smith, along with her neighbors, transformed a littered patch of grass and weeds on a median strip in San Francisco's Bayview District into a lush neighborhood garden full of decorative and edible plants.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 8, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: garden, community, spirit, will, progress, food, bayview, san francisco

Links: Accidental Scientist: The Science of Gardening

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Ice Stories:  Floating Ecosystems and Icebergs with George Matsumoto (Webcast)
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00:25:19
Meet marine biologist George Matsumoto from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and learn about the floating ecosytems that thrive around icebergs in Antarctic waters.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 21, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: antarctica, icebergs, ecosystems, george matsumoto, monterey bay aquarium research


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Ice Stories:  Greenland, Icebergs in the Disko Bay Under the Midnight Sun 6 (Clip)
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Greenland, icebergs in the Disko Bay near Ilulissat; shot from the vessel Katak, under the midnight sun.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 17, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: greenland, ilulissat, disko bay, icebergs, boat, transportation


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Ice Stories:  Greenland, Icebergs in Disko Bay Under the Midnight Sun 1 (Clip)
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00:01:09
Shots of huge icebergs in the Disko Bay, including one with an ice cave.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 17, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,

Keywords: greenland, ilulissat, disko bay, icebergs, cave


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Ice Stories:  Greenland, Icebergs in Disko Bay Under the Midnight Sun 2 (Clip)
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00:01:39
Ice bergs in the Disko Bay outside of Ilulissat. Also shot of boat motoring by icebergs.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 17, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: greenland, ilulissat, disko bay, ice bergs, boat, transportation


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Ice Stories:  Greenland, Icebergs in the Disko Bay under the Midnight Sun 3 (Clip)
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00:00:57
Greenland, icebergs in the Disko Bay near Ilulissat under the Midnight Sun. Taken from a boat. Sea birds fly through one shot.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 17, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: greenland, icebergs, birds, wildlife, disko bay


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