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Be an Ambassador for Science and Berkeley Lab at Solano Stroll

Berkeley Lab volunteers are needed for the Berkeley Albany community Solano Stroll on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event enables Berkeley Lab to share with the local community more about who we are and what we do. Volunteers will enjoy great food, sunshine, music and entertainment. Go here to sign up for a two-hour slot.

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Volunteer Opportunities at Lawrence Hall of Science

The Lawrence Hall of Science has volunteer opportunities to engage children and families in hands-on science education. Share insights and knowledge with future scientists and make science come alive for visitors through interactive experiences. Flexible shifts and commitment levels are available. Learn how to get involved at an adult volunteer orientation on Saturday, August 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. More>

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Botanical Garden Hosts Thursday Concerts This Summer

The shows, which feature a variety of music styles, run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the newly remodeled stage and amphitheater in the garden’s Redwood Grove. Concerts run from June through August. Go here for complete schedule and ticket information.

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New Lawrence Hall of Science Exhibit on ‘Science Fiction, Science Future’

Move objects with your mind, become invisible, learn about teleportation, and even meet a robot or two! Science Fiction, Science Future brings the science of the future into the present. Experience hands-on and full-body activities as you discover that teleportation, holograms, and cyborgs are not just science fiction. More>

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Local School Donates $5,000 for Lab Air Pollution Research

Seventh graders at San Francisco’s Brandeis Hillel Day School presented a check to Berkeley Lab Foundation head Ivy Clift to support research by ETA’s Tom McKone. Parents donated the money in lieu of traditional bar and bat mitzvah gifts to teach students about philanthropy. The Lab was among five non-profits to receive a grant, voted on by fellow students.

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‘Big Questions’ Answered at April 29 Science at the Theater

Those who missed the April 29 event in downtown Oakland can catch the presentation of “Five Big Questions,” featuring Judy Campisi on cancer and aging, Kai Vetter on radiation and public safety, Javier Ceja-Navarro on beetles, biofuels, and combustion, Ann Almgren on simulating supernovae, and Shashi Buluswar on his Urban Food Initiative. Go here to watch the video.

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City of Berkeley Ranks # 1 in ‘Most Worker Diversity’

As reported by MarketWatch, a WalletHub survey found Berkeley to have the nation’s most “worker diversity.” The diversity reflects the city’s rare mix of government workers (largely through UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley Lab), private-sector workers, and self-employed, and it’s a factor expected to keep the economy of the area sound. More>

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5 Big Questions Answered at March 23 Science at the Theater

Every discovery and invention starts with a question. From wave energy to dark energy, come see Lab scientists dive into the big questions that drive their research. The event takes place at the Berkeley Repertory Theater from 7 to 9 p.m. Go here for more information and to RSVP.

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Judges Needed for March 21 Alameda County Science Fair

Lab researchers are invited to serve as judges for the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 21, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free parking, breakfast, lunch, and snacks/beverages will be provided. Go here to sign up. For more information, contact Paul Mirkarimi.

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Registration for Lawrence Hall of Science Summer Camps Opens

More than 40 half-day and full-day camps for children aged four to grade 12 offer a flexible schedule to make the perfect experience for campers. Camps run June 15 through August 21. More>

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