October’s Science After Dark (SciAD)…

Published on October 11, 2016, by


“Walter Reed Hospital Research Scientist Presents
Military Combat-Induced Hearing Loss and Prevention”

The Central Coast STEM Collaborative (CCSTEM), will continue its ongoing informal, educational lecture series “Science After Dark” with a lecture at 6:30pm, October 18, 2016 at Luis Wine Bar in San Luis Obispo. The series is scheduled for the third Tuesday of every month through May, 2017. See the SciAD page.

Hearing is known to play an essential role in military operations. However, the battlefield is also an extremely noisy place and our nation’s warfighters are often reluctant to wear hearing protection out of fear of losing their situational awareness. As a result, noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) are the two most common permanent injuries suffered by service members in the US military. Join Research Audiologist Ben Sheffield for an evening examining the impact that hearing loss has on combat operations and the steps that are being taken at our nation’s hospital to eliminate the unfortunate tradeoff that soldiers are often faced with to sacrifice their hearing in order to protect their lives.

Where: Luis Wine Bar, 1021 Higuera Street, SLO (must be over age 21)
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time: Discussion starts at 6:30pm, come early to get settled and order your beverage. Light appetizers available for purchase, or you may bring your own food. All beverages must be purchased at Luis Wine Bar. Selections include wine, beer, organic sodas, coffee, and tea.
Cost: $5.00 cover charge

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Lichens! October 15th

Published on October 3, 2016, by

Saturday Scientists
Lichens and Where They Grow
Sat, October 15, 2016 at 2pm
Morro Bay Museum of Natural History

Hear a presentation on Lichen.
View Lichens with microscopes and hand lenses.
Stroll the Museum grounds to look at Lichens where they grow.

Sponsored by State Parks and the Central Coast State Parks Association

Flier (bilingual).


Science After Dark 2016-2017

Published on October 2, 2016, by

The highly anticipated 2016-2017 schedule for CCSTEM’s Science After Dark program is now available. Get these on your calendar ASAP!

October 18, 2016 – Auditory Battle Fatigue
November 15, 2016 – 3D Technology and VAMR
January 17, 2017 – Human Genetic Modification
February 21, 2017 – What’s Up with What’s Up (latest in astronomy/cosmology)
March 21, 2017 – Mesmerizing Mollusks
April 18, 2017 – A Changing Bay
May 16, 2017 – Yikes! Don’t Bug Out

All but the May presentation are at Luis Wine Bar, 1021 Higuera, SLO at 6:30pm with a $5 fee. May’s event is at the SLO Children’s Museum, 1010 Nipomo, SLO also at 6:30pm and is free.

Details. Rack card.


Butterflies – Saturday Scientist September 17th, 2pm

Published on September 6, 2016, by

Butterflies Under the Microscope

Explore the fascinating world of California butterflies
Learn to use a dissecting microscope to see the startling wonder of these creatures
Families are welcome
Program is free, just bring a curiosity to learn more about our local butterflies!

Flier (English and Spanish).

Complete September program for the Central Coast State Parks Association.


Summer Fun Day at Oso Flaco Lake, August 6th

Published on August 2, 2016, by

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 11am – 1pm

Chumash Necklace Making | Plankton Viewing
Wildlife Viewing | And More!

Family Friendly!
Oso Flaco Lake, near the Boardwalk
Just North of Guadalupe
Sponsored by Oceano Dunes District Docents and Staff
California State Parks
Central Coast State Parks Association

Flier for August 6th. Complete August schedule for the Association.

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