Today at Berkeley Lab

Second March for Science on April 14; Oakland Event Planned

The worldwide March for Science on April 14 will include a San Francisco Bay Area event in Oakland at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater and Henry Kaiser Auditorium from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Bay Area event will feature a rally, speakers, science outreach fair, and an optional “scenic march” around Lake Merritt. More>

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Fixit Clinic in Berkeley on March 24

The Lab’s Sustainability group encourages staff to attend a “Fixit” clinic on Saturday, March 24, 1 to 4 p.m., at the North Berkeley Library. Participants bring in their own broken items and are taught how to fix them by volunteer coaches. The clinics seek to increase understanding of consumption and sustainability. Register here, or walk in. Coaches can sign up here.

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High Schoolers Get Hands-On Experience at the Advanced Light Source

Students from Pinole Valley and Oakland high schools participated in “The ALS Experience,” a pilot program between the ALS and Workforce Development & Education (WD&E). Scientists Christine Beavers and Dula Parkinson helped students design an experiment, collect data, and analyze results. This is the first of four research programs being piloted by WD&E this spring.

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Lawrence Hall of Science, StopWaste Host ‘Lawn to Garden’ Party

Join the Lawrence Hall of Science and StopWaste for a “Lawn to Garden” party on Saturday, March 10, from 9:30a.m. to 1 pm. StopWaste will demonstrate how easy it is to convert your own lawn to a drought-tolerant, water-wise garden. Come prepared to get your hands dirty. Registration for the event is required.

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Chabot Space & Science Center Seeks Volunteers; Orientation on Feb. 17

A volunteer orientation takes place Saturday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers make earth and space science come alive for visitors through interactive and hands-on experiences. A one-year commitment of eight hours per month is required. More>

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Seismic Improvement Rebates Offered for Berkeley Residents

Berkeley residents are eligible for rebates up to $3,000 from California’s Residential Mitigation Program for making certain seismic improvements to their homes. Registration is open until Feb. 23. Learn more at an information meeting on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at 997 Cedar St. RSVP here.

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Astro Teller to Speak at Lawrence Hall of Science Benefit Event

The Lawrence Hall of Science is hosting its annual benefit event — “Innovations and Inspirations” — on March 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. The featured speaker is Astro Teller, CEO of X, the moonshot factory run by Alphabet. Among the topics he will discuss is the rapid pace of technology and the challenges this speed presents for STEM education.

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Bay Area District Staffers From Congressional and State Legislative Offices Visit the Lab

Bay Area district staff from congressional and California state legislative offices visited Berkeley Lab yesterday for briefings and tours. The visit provided the staffers with a deeper understanding about the Lab’s priorities, initiatives, and projects, and showed how the Lab’s scientists and engineers are working every day to develop innovative solutions to the nation’s biggest energy and environmental challenges.

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Rotary Club of Berkeley Visits Berkeley Lab

Members of the Rotary Club of Berkeley recently visited to learn more about the Lab and its world-leading scientific research. Rotary is an international community service organization with chapters across the globe. The Berkeley chapter, chartered in 1916, is one of the oldest in the world.

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Lawrence Hall of Science Seeks School Supplies to Aid Fire Victims

The Lawrence Hall of Science, in partnership with the Berkeley Public Service Center, invites you to support the needs of students, teachers, and school communities who have been impacted by these fires through a supply drive to collect critical school supplies. Deadline is Nov. 2. More>

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