Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab Scientists Present Eight Big Ideas in Eight Minutes

Eight researchers took the stage at the Kaiser Center Auditorium in Oakland last week to discuss their research, from solar-powered vaccine refrigerators and cool roof maps, to radiation pills and space dust.

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Public Affairs Hosts Lab Booth at Oakland’s First Friday

Staff displayed ‘science art’ at the event, which draws thousands to downtown Oakland on the first Friday of every month for an “immersive art and community experience.” Visitors were asked to guess what the various images were, and encouraged to ask science questions that will be answered at the Science at the Theater event on Oct. 8. A video will be made of the Q&A, which will be posted in TABL.

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Berkeley and Albany Host Emergency Exercise on Oct. 18

The exercise will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 and feature activities to enhance emergency preparedness in the home, neighborhood, or businesses. The recent Napa earthquake and upcoming 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta quake is a good reminder to take action. Go here for details on Berkeley’s exercise, and here for Albany’s.

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Eight Big Ideas in Eight Minutes at Oct. 8 Theater Event

Eight Lab scientists will take the stage from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kaiser Center Auditorium in Oakland to discuss their research, from solar-powered vaccine refrigerators and cool roof maps, to radiation pills and space dust.

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Be an Ambassador for Science and Berkeley Lab at Solano Stroll

Volunteers are needed for this annual festival on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. near the Berkeley/Albany border. The event enables the Lab to share with the community more about who we are and what we do. Volunteers can enjoy great food, music and entertainment. Go here to sign up for a two-hour slot.

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Blood Drive on August 19 in Cafeteria Parking Lot

Bloodmobile will be onsite from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go here to make an appointment (code LBL). Walk-ins are also welcome. For more information, contact Marissa Smithwick (x6088).

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Saving the Bay…Lab Volunteers Assist With Coastal Marsh Restoration

In partnership with Save the Bay, volunteers transplanted over 2,200 baccharis glutinosa seedlings along the MLK, Jr. Regional Shoreline Park in Oakland yesterday. This native perennial supports the local marsh ecosystem and creates habitat for wetland animals and insects. For more on the Lab’s work in the community, contact Armando Viramontes.

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Volunteer Opportunities at Chabot Space & Science Center

Volunteers make earth and space science come alive for visitors through interactive and hands-on experiences. Training is provided. An orientation will be held on Saturday, August 23. More>

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Lab’s Community Relations Seeks Help for Bay Restoration

Volunteers will remove invasive species from shoreline during event on Tuesday, August 5, from noon to 3 p.m. More>

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Summer Fun Days at Lawrence Hall of Science

Each Wednesday in July enjoy a different Summer Fun Day, such as boat building, ice cream making, and fizzy foamy sidewalk painting. Come on a Family Bug Hunt. Learn new things and pursue your passions in our Summer Camps and Ingenuity Studio. Visit the Hall this month. More>

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