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Lab and Lunch: Getting Intimate with a Body of Water

November 13

Lab and Lunch: Getting Intimate with a Body of Water

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Location:  Exploratorium, Pier 15, Bay Observatory

Admission:  Free; RSVP required for lunch*

While researching their book Natural History of San Francisco Bay, science writers Ariel Rubissow Okamoto and Kathleen Wong had many intimate experiences with the Bay. Using surfboards, wetsuits, and watercraft of all sorts, they learned how to follow fingerling salmon, plant eelgrass underwater, scan the subtle terrain of the Bay floor, and follow a speck of silt being tossed by the waves. Okamoto and Wong will tell stories of their research, sign copies of their book, and talk with the audience about their relationship to this unique body of water.

The Exploratorium’s Lab and Lunch is a free lunchtime series for adults that explores new work and collaborations between visiting scientists, educators, or artists and Exploratorium staff. Spend your lunch break in the Exploratorium’s beautiful Bay Observatory Gallery, get a free* catered lunch, learn about new research and work-in-progress, see demonstrations, and meet visiting scientists. The series is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

*There is no cost to attend the Lab and Lunch program, but you must RSVP in order to get a lunch. A limited number of lunches are available. To RSVP, call (415) 528-4646. If you also wish to visit the Exploratorium, you must purchase a general admission ticket.