CBC Supported Lectures

CBC/Berkeley Natural History Museum Public Lecture Series (2001)

The CBC co-sponsored, with the Berkeley Natural History Museums, a Public Lecture Series at U.C. Berkeley in 2001. Speakers were:

  • Dr. Graham Chisholm, Director of the California Nature Conservancy,
  • Prof. Kent Lightfoot, an archaeologist at Berkeley who studies Native Californians, particularly coastal cultures
  • Prof. Matteo Garbelotto, a Berkeley forest pathologist and leading expert on Sudden Oak Death.

The CBC also co-hosted, with the BNHMs, a public open house for KQED, to complement the recent television series on Evolution, with displays and discussions that introduced the public to opportunities and resources at the Museums and Field Stations.

California Science Teachers Association Lecture (October 2002)

In San Francisco on October 27, 2002, Director Mary Power was a speaker and panelist at the California Science Teachers Association (CSTA), organized by Senior Analyst Judy Scotchmoor of the U.C. Museum of Paleontology. The presentation was part of a professional development program for teachers entitled, "Earth's History and the Nature of Science." Director Power highlighted opportunities for high school students to engage in field research at Berkeley's Natural History field stations, showed slides of student and faculty projects at the Angelo Coast Range Reserve, and discussed their relevance to citizens' choices about land use and water allocation in California.