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Lab and Lunch: Connecting Current Science to Public Policy

March 12

Lab and Lunch: Connecting Current Science to Public Policy

Bringing Together Research Findings, Journalism, and Policymaking

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Location:  Exploratorium, Pier 15, Bay Observatory Gallery

Admission:  Free; RSVP required for lunch*

With hundreds of studies each year sounding alarms about climate change, loss of endangered species, and the collapse of ocean fish stocks, why do scientists struggle so mightily to get the public’s attention? Join marine biologist Kristen Marhaver for a look at what’s wrong with the way research findings are delivered to the public. And hear her ideas for giving policymakers access to the most relevant data so they can make informed decisions.

Kristen Marhaver, PhD, is a marine biologist and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Ocean Sciences at Carmabi Foundation Research Station on the island of Curaçao, where she studies Caribbean corals.

About Lab and Lunch
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 demos, 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.