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Saturday Scientist, May 21, 2pm

Published on May 4, 2016, by

MORRO BAY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AUDITORIUM

LEARN ABOUT FLOWER PARTS.
SEE A SHOW ON TYPES OF FLOWERS.
RECEIVE INSTRUCTION ON USE OF BINOCULAR MICROSCOPES, A CHANCE TO LOOK AT MANY DIFFERENT FLOWERS, AND LEARN THEIR SECRETS (MAYBE SOME INSECTS TOO!).

SPONSORED BY STATE PARKS AND CENTRAL COAST STATE PARKS ASSOCIATION
(WWW.CCSPA.INFO) MORE INFORMATION: 772-2694

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Rise and Demise of the Pismo Clam, May 18, 6:30pm

Published on May 3, 2016, by

The Central Coast STEM Collaborative (CCSTEM), will continue its ongoing informal, educational lecture series “Science After Dark” with a lecture at 6:30pm, May 18, 2016 at Luis Wine Bar in San Luis Obispo.

For most of the 20th Century, Pismo Beach was famous for its Pismo clams. People came from all over the state to dig for these delicious bivalves, harvesting them quite literally by the millions. For many years, Pismo clams were so ubiquitous that larger shells were even used as currency. And then a few decades ago, they all but vanished. What happened to them? And can we bring them back? Join Cal Poly Marine Science Professor Benjamin Ruttenberg for a deep dive into the history of the rise and fall of this once iconic mollusk. He’ll also provide an update on Cal Poly’s recent research to document the current status of the species and understand what may have caused the decline—and what we might do to reverse it.

Where: Luis Wine Bar, 1021 Higuera Street, SLO (must be over age 21)
Date: Wednesday, May 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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Open House at Amazon SLO

Published on April 27, 2016, by

Our collaborative partner, Tech After Dark, is pleased to announce an Open House at the San Luis Obispo offices of Amazon.com on May 3 at 6:30pm. The downtown location at 1194 Pacific St., Suite 103, will eventually house over 200 software developers. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/226849594337517/.

 
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Write the Caption

Published on April 25, 2016, by

Tidepool-octopus-Himelblog72Hello Science After Dark Fans!

Dr. Ed Himelblau of Cal Poly gave a very entertaining talk about his experience as an illustrator/cartoonist (in addition to his work in plant genetics and teaching) at our last Science After Dark. His passion is cartoons based on the humor of life in a biology lab.

As promised that night, Ed created a “crowd sourced” illustration based on the criteria established by the audience. You are invited to write the caption! Visit his blog entry for April 23, 2016, contemplate the drawing, and then submit your original caption in the comment section of the blog at www.himelblog.com. Even if you didn’t attend the presentation, you are welcome to submit a caption.

 
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A Cartoonist Takes on DNA, Genomics, and Lab Life, April 20th

Published on April 12, 2016, by

Ed Himelblau, Ph.D. is a professor at Cal Poly who does research in plant genetics. He is also a cartoonist, drawing funny pictures about talking molecules, life in the lab, and science education. His cartoons have been published in scientific journals and around the web. Recently he started himelblog.com to share cartoons and science teaching ideas. Join us for an evening of human genome jokes, mitosis poetry and mutant chickens.

Where: Hosted by Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey St., SLO
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Time: Discussion starts at 6:30pm, come early to get settled and order your food and beverage available for purchase at Steynberg Gallery. Beverages include coffee, tea, beer and wine.
Cost: $5.00 cover charge in support of the mission of CCSTEM

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