California Academy of Sciences Conversations at the Herbst Theatre 2012

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California Academy of Sciences
Conversations at the Herbst Theatre 2012

The California Academy of Sciences is the only institution in the world to combine a museum, aquarium, planetarium, and world-class research and education programs under one roof. This unique combination allows visitors to explore the depths of a Philippine coral reef, climb into the canopy of a Costa Rican rainforest, and fly to the outer reaches of the Universe—all in a single visit. Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the building sets a new standard for sustainable architecture and received the highest possible rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. It also provides a home for the Academy’s research scientists, who launch dozens of expeditions each year to document biodiversity around the world, as well as the museum’s 26 million research specimens—essential tools for comparative studies on the history and future of life on Earth.

All Programs at the Herbst Theatre, 8 PM

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The Power of Gaming
Dr. Jane McGonigal
In conversation with Ryan Wyatt

Monday, February 13, 2012
Unlocking the Mysteries of Genetics
Dr. Craig Venter
In conversation

Monday, March 5, 2012
Primate Behavior: Lessons for Life
Dr. Robert Sapolsky
In conversation

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Science of Wine
Randall Grahm
Kermit Lynch
In conversation with Karen MacNeil

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Nature Deficit Disorder
Richard Louv
In conversation

Monday, May 21, 2012
The Neuroscience of Zen
Abbot Ryushin Paul Haller
Dr. Philippe Goldin
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