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In this show we'll explore the EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park, San Francisco's only off-grid building and an inspiring model of sustainable living in an area that has historically been a dumping ground for industrial waste. We are guided through the place and its principles of environmental justice by recent college graduate and EcoCenter worker Jasmine Dow.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: May 20, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, General Science
Running Time:
00:14:04
Dr. Paul Doherty scours the globe for the world's greatest science demonstrations. Every month Paul introduces us to a science teacher who is famed for teaching some of the best science lessons. Watch the webcast, then try it yourself!

Project: Try This! With Paul Doherty and Friends | Browse All

Date: May 20, 2011
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): physics
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This magical piece integrates live performance and projected animation. As artist Miwa Matreyek moves behind the screen, her shadow becomes the protagonist in a fantastical world of her own creation.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: May 19, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:02:25
Join us for an exploration of new frontiers in film—where cinematic artworks range beyond the screen to encompass unique combinations of animation, objects, and live performance.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: May 17, 2011
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:03:50
You've probably heard about the Texas-sized island of plastic trash swirling in the center of the Pacific Ocean. But did you know we have our own pockets of floating trash right here in San Francisco Bay? Join us on a trash safari with Sealife Convervation—a research and education group studying the volume, distribution, and sources of trash in the San Francisco and Monterey Bays.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: May 11, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:04:16
Just outside the hum and buzz of San Francisco, there's a hum and buzz of a different sort. It's the sound of thousands of acres of almond crops being pollinated by bees—bees in such demand that they must be trucked in from as far as Texas. Almond grower Dave Phippen explains why. keeping this winged labor force happy and healthy is a vital but tricky business.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: April 27, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:04:33
Scott Weaver has spent the last 35 years painstakingly constructing a replica of the city of San Francisco made of toothpicks! Not only that, but it is also a marble run, allowing ping-pong balls to take various tours through the city. His artwork will be on display in the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium until June 19th.

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: April 26, 2011
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:03:06
On April 7, 2011 we turned the Exploratorium into a skatepark. Watch as DLX riders, Dennis Busenitz, Elissa Steamer, Major Jones, Frank Gerwer, and Peter Ramondetta demo the ramps inside the museum.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: April 20, 2011
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
04:22
Thao Nguyen is a prolific San Francisco-based musician and songwriter who has recorded four albums already in her young career. In this candid reflection on her songwriting practice, she describes her process of shaping her emotional struggles and introspection into words, music, and then into exuberant performance. At the core of her practice is a drive to mine her personal experiences to provide empathy and camaraderie for others going through life’s darker moments.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: April 16, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art
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Open Make is a monthly program at the Exploratorium, in collaboration with Make Magazine and Pixar Animation Studios, to highlight the tools, techniques, and ingenuity of local makers. As part of this program, makers from the Bay Area will be highlighted to share their work with the public, and Dale Dougherty, founder and editor of Make Magazine will interview Featured Makers in the McBean theater. Join us for live webcasts of the interviews to see what these makers are up to!

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: April 16, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science