WHERE: Café Barrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. A 2-minute walk from Menlo Park Caltrain. [Map]
Millbrae Skeptics in the Pub
If ye value critical thinking, and if ye scorn the flim-flam man, join us, your friends. Skeptics in the Pub is a group of like-minded people informally discussing the latest in science or pseudoscience over good eats & ale.
WHEN: 7PM Wednesday 22 June (4th Wednesday each month)
WHERE: Fiddlers Green, 333 El Camino Real, Millbrae. A 10 minute stroll from the Millbrae BART & Caltrain station. [Click for Map]
Billion-Year Walk: Oakland
WHAT: The Rotary Nature Center Time Machine will take you and your loved ones back in time before there were plants and animals. Then walk around Lake Merritt back to the present to learn about plate tectonics, climate, evolution, and a whole lot more. Younger scientists will receive a passport for the journey. Docents will answer your questions. Don't forget to have your picture taken with Fluffy, the Giganotosaur!
WHEN: The Time Machine will work from 9AM - 4PM Sunday July 10
WHERE: Start at the Rotary Nature Center on the shores of Lake Merritt, 600 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland (Click for map)
HOW: Presented free by the Bay Area Skeptics, the Rotary Nature Center, the National Center for Science Education, and the University of California Museum of Paleontology,
WHY: Because science is fun and fascinating!
Don Hyatt - Australian Skeptics
WHAT: Australian Skepticism -- from Bunyips to Bush Cats
Don will take you through a guided tour of Australian skepticism, looking at the Australian attitude to pseudoscience, the paranormal and religion. The fights with anti-vaxers, purveyors of CAM, chiro, the emergence of shonky university degrees, water dowsing, compulsory religious instruction in schools and those legendary bush animals that have never been photographed clearly – and lots more. Plus the very important battle to reform the less than effective Therapeutic Goods Administration (= FDA).
WHO: Don Hyatt of the Australian Skeptics
Don was an educator in Australian schools for over 30 years, and subsequently taught in England. He is a former President of the Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria and has been an active skeptic for many years. He convened the Australian Skeptics National Convention in 2012 and is the currently the convenor of the Skeptic Groups of Victoria.