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(Cancelled) Conversations about Landscape: The Urban Edge of San Francisco Bay

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October 08, 2013

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(Cancelled) Conversations about Landscape: The Urban Edge of San Francisco Bay

Please note: This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule it in the future.
Conversations about Landscape: The Urban Edge of San Francisco Bay – A landscape of change and imagination.
6pm-8pm, Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Exploratorium’s Bay Observatory Gallery

Jane Wolff, landscape designer and scholar, and Robin Grossinger, Director of the Historical Ecology program at the San Francisco Estuary Institute, discuss the human relationship to the water’s edge along San Francisco Bay in this engaging conversation and reception. Grossinger and Wolff are currently developing projects within the Exploratorium’s Bay Observatory gallery. The conversation will center on their respective body of works exploring ways of conveying the complex changes that have transformed the San Francisco Bay shoreline while also musing on critical cultural and environmental questions. This program is held on the same evening as the debut of filmmaker Paul Clipson’s Light Year.

Conversations about Landscape brings together two or more practitioners from the related fields of geography, ecology, environmental arts and sciences, policy and design to grapple with contemporary landscape questions. Speakers present their work and engage each other and the audience in a participatory conversation. The series is staged within the context of the Bay Observatory, an exhibit environment exploring issues of environmental change with a particular focus on the Bay Area and beyond. The talks are preceded by an informal reception with time to look at exhibits, engage with one another and meet Observatory staff and guests.

Upcoming Conversations about Landscape include Blue Urbanism on Wednesday, November 6, from 6-8pm; Landscape as Memory on Wednesday, November 20, from 6-8pm; and Saltscapes: Exploring the South Bay Salt Ponds with photographer Cris Benton on Wednesday, December 4, from 6-8pm.

Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.

Getting Here
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions

About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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