Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Dark Matter Day Talk at Chabot Space and Science Center

Chabot Space and Science Center and Berkeley Lab are hosting a Dark Matter Day talk on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Visitors will learn how scientists and researchers are using accelerators and underground detectors to hunt for the mysterious particles that make up dark matter. Speakers include Lab physicists Heather Gray, Zachary Marshall, and Dan McKinsey. More>

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Be an Ambassador for Science and Berkeley Lab at the 2017 Solano Stroll

Volunteers are needed on Sunday, September 10, to help staff Berkeley Lab’s booth at the Solano Stroll. As the largest street festival in the East Bay, the Stroll is an engaging way to teach the community about the Lab’s world-leading science. Go here to sign up for a time slot.

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Chabot Space & Science Seek Volunteers; Orientation on June 24

A volunteer orientation takes place Saturday, June 24, 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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Lab Staff Volunteer with Rebuilding Together

Lab employees and their friends dedicated a recent Saturday to help make improvements to the South Berkeley Senior Center. Their efforts were part of a larger renovation of the center, which provides companionship, culture, and community for older adults in Berkeley. The event was part of Rebuilding Together East Bay-North program. Go here to see a list of volunteers.

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Summer Concerts at the Botanical Garden

The garden hosts concerts in the Redwood Grove on Thursdays, June through August, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 and include entrance to the garden (before 5 p.m. closing time). Shows tend to sell out so early purchase is encouraged. The first concert on June 1 features Inspector Gadje. More>

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Volunteers Sought for Rebuilding Together Project

The Lab is partnering with Rebuilding Together on a renovation project at the South Berkeley Senior Center on Saturday, June 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help install radiant barrier window film. Breakfast, lunch, and T- shirts will be provided. Sign up here by May 26.

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Employee Discount for May 4 Berkeley Symphony Concert

The Berkeley Symphony concert “Program IV: Remembrance” takes place Thursday, May 4, at 8 p.m. at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. Lab staff can get a special rate of $20 for side and rear orchestra seats (use code LAB20). Go here to purchase tickets. For assistance call (510) 841-2800, ext. 1. This offer is sponsored by the Lab’s Postdoc Association.

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CSU East Bay STEM Education Group Seeks Career Awareness Day Volunteers

The Institute for STEM Education is seeking volunteers for its annual Career Awareness Day on April 27. This event allows high school students from Berkeley, Emeryville, Richmond, and Oakland to interact with local businesses, organizations, and government institutions through site tours, a networking lunch with STEM professionals, and exhibitor tabling. More>

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