Innovation and Climate Adaptation In San Francisco Bay

Bringing Together Research, Large-Scale Investment, Community Resilience Policy, and Public Education

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 • 6:00–8:30 p.m.

Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery

Free, RSVP required. Email, or call 415.528.4444 and choose option 5.

Join an interdisciplinary panel of Bay Area experts, featuring museum educators, scientists, resilience designers, and governance and policy leaders. Participants will share approaches to climate change adaptation and engagement that help create a better future for the Bay and its communities. Topics for this lively discussion will include:

  • Large-scale investment in carbon sequestration and natural infrastructure—features of natural systems that serve as infrastructure
  • Shoreline planning based on research into physical, social, and ecological characteristics
  • Enabling civic agency through place-based environmental education rooted in inquiry
  • Innovations in funding, governance, and leadership


About the Speakers:

Sam Schuchat, executive officer, California State Coastal Conservancy

Julie Beagle, deputy director, Resilient Landscapes Program, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Laura Tam, sustainable development policy director, SPUR

Susan Schwartzenberg, director of the Exploratorium’s environmental initiative

Shawn Lani, director of the Studio for Public Spaces, Exploratorium

This is an affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit 2018, hosted by the Exploratorium, the California State Coastal Conservancy, San Francisco Estuary Institute, and SPUR.

Light refreshments will be served.


Global Climate Action Suffit Affiliate Event

Coastal Conservancy


San Francisco Estuary Institute & The Aquatic Science Center