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Upcoming Events

San Francisco Zoo Science Sunday Conservation Lecture - Living with Mountain Lions

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 1:00pm to 2:30pm at the Osher Great Hall of the Lurie Education Center, San Francisco Zoo

Please join us for Science Sunday, part of the Wild Places, Wild Things! Conservation Lecture Series. Felidae Conservation Fund presents Living with Mountain Lions, a discussion about protecting mountain lions in the Bay Area.

Mountain lions (also called pumas and cougars) are keystone predators that play a critical role in maintaining the health and biodiversity of our ecosystems. However, expansion of human populations is causing increasing encounters and conflicts between humans and pumas. San Francisco-based and globally-working wild cat conservation organization, Felidae Conservation Fund, will discuss work currently underway to study and protect mountain lions through its flagship project, Bay Area Puma Project. Join us to learn about mountain ecology and history, the challenges of sharing the habitat with mountain lions, and essential tips for living and recreating without fear in puma habitat.
The public is welcome to attend the lecture at no charge. Content is recommended for ages 12 and older.

For more information, visit the San Francisco Zoo website.

Living with Mountain Lions - Laguna de Santa Rosa

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Heron Hall, Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

San Francisco-based and globally-working wild cat conservation organization, Felidae Conservation Fund, gives an engaging and inspiring presentation about mountain lions and the work currently underway to study and protect them. Felidae Conservation Fund is a non-profit that aims to advance the conservation of wild cats and their habitats planetwide through a combination of groundbreaking research, compelling education and cutting-edge technology. Felidae works in both North and South America on different mountain lion research and conservation projects. The flagship project is the Bay Area Puma Project. These keystone predators (also called pumas and cougars) play a critical role in maintaining the health and biodiversity of our ecosystems. However, expansion of human populations is causing increasing encounters and conflicts between humans and pumas, and growing tensions in our local communities. Zara discusses mountain lion ecology and history, the challenges of sharing the habitat with mountain lions, and offers essential tips for living and recreating without fear in puma habitat.

$10 per person (non-refundable). Pre-registration required.

For more information and to register, visit the Laguna de Santa Rosa website.

Bay Area Science Festival - North Bay Discovery Day

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:00am to 4:00pm at Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Visit us at Discovery Days in North Bay! Discovery Days North Bay highlights the amazing STEM programs of the North Bay! Last year, activities included liquid nitrogen ice cream, an emergency room patient robot, airplane and catapult launches, marble machines, and elephant toothpaste.

For more information, visit the Bay Area Science Festival website.

Oakland Zoo's Boo at the Zoo

Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30, 2016, 10:00am to 3:00pm at Oakland Zoo

Visit us at Boo at the Zoo! For the fourth year in a row, the Bay Area Science Festival has helped make this Halloween event a science-themed weekend - featuring a scavenger hunt-style trick or treating adventure, up-close animal encounters, spooky interactive stations, and a Wildlife Theater presentation focused on creepy crawly animals.

Child friendly activities will take place throughout the Zoo, including a treat table where families can create Halloween goodies for the Zoo’s animals.

Boo at the Zoo is a day-time opportunity for families to bring out their noble Ninja Turtles, tiny Tinker Bells, precious Princesses, and spectacular Superheroes to an outdoor adventure filled with spooktackular fun.

For more information, visit the Oakland Zoo website.

Bay Area Science Festival - Discovery Day at AT&T Park

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10:00am to 4:00pm at AT&T Park in San Francisco

Visit us at Discovery Days at AT&T Park! AT&T Park becomes a science wonderland when the Bay Area Science Festival concludes again with this FREE science extravaganza. The entire ballpark is packed to the rafters with science content: on the field, at every entry/exit, and every level of the ballpark. With more than 150 hands-on exhibits, get ready to unleash your inner scientist.

For more information, visit the Bay Area Science Festival website.