Events from the Hall

On top of all the learning and fun we offer every day, events are even more great reasons to visit Lawrence Hall of science all year and become a Hall member. Bring your family, friends, and students to our maker events, special exhibit happenings, holiday science parties, trips to other UC Berkeley locales and much more.

Hall Events

Midday Science Cafe presents Smoky Skies Ahead: How to Reduce Indoor Smoke Exposure to Improve Public Health during Wildfire Season

Science at Cal - Smoky Skies Ahead: How to Reduce Indoor Smoke Exposure to Improve Public Health during Wildfire Season

Thursday, September 16, 2021

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

A history of limited forest management and a hotter planet is leading to more frequent and catastrophic wildfires. While this underscores the importance of finding solutions to contain fires, the reality is that we must also learn to adapt better to their associated health threats. In this month’s Midday Science Cafe, you’ll meet two scientists who are dedicated to understanding wildfire health risks and improving public health protection.

Midday Science Cafe presents The Periodic Table: How the Basic Elements of Life are Advancing the Frontiers of Research

Midday Science Cafe - The Periodic Table: How the Basic Elements of Life are Advancing the Frontiers of Research

Thursday, August 19, 2021

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The periodic table represents a chemical blueprint for organizing the elements of life. By analogy to an orchestra, each element can be thought of as an instrument with a unique sound and personality. In this month’s Midday Science Cafe, you’ll meet two chemical biologists who not only listen to the music that nature plays by studying the structure and properties of elements, but also actively compose music by developing new ways to harness elements to advance the frontiers of research.

Grounds for Science presents Life finds a way: How can humans and wildlife co-exist in an increasingly developed world? and Product of Mexico: The Socio-Environmental Impacts of Food Trade

Grounds for Science - Life Finds a Way and The Impacts of Food Trade

Thursday, August 12, 2021

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Grounds for Science presents Product of Mexico: The Socio-Environmental Impacts of Food Trade featuring Sarah Hartman, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management & Life finds a way: How can humans and wildlife co-exist in an increasingly developed world? featuring Dr. Christine Wilkinson, Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.

Science at Cal Lecture Series presents The Science of Happiness

Lecture Series - The Science of Happiness

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those ideas are based on science. This presentation will share some of the most provocative and practical lessons from studies about the roots of a genuinely happy life, and shed light on how findings from cutting-edge research can be applied to your own life. Featuring Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Science Director, Greater Good Science Center

Grounds for Science presents From Brain to Behavior: Using Advanced Technologies to Probe Population Activity in the Brain and Pulling Carbon Out of Thin Air: Strategies from Bacteria, Algae, and Plants

Grounds for Science - From Brain to Behavior & Pulling Carbon Out of Thin Air

Thursday, July 8, 2021

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Grounds for Science presents From Brain to Behavior: Using Advanced Technologies to Probe Population Activity in the Brain featuring April Myers, Vision Science Graduate Group & Pulling Carbon Out of Thin Air: Strategies from Bacteria, Algae, and Plants featuring Julia Borden, Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology.

FOSS Summer Camp

Science teachers and administrators from grades pre-K through 8 are gathering for a two-day virtual expedition like no other. Join us, either day or both. Huddle 'round the monitor as science education experts share their secrets. And come away prepared to teach hands-on science as never before. Workshop: All Professional Development: FOSS P.D. July 20 – 21, 2021 every day 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Community Connections: Resiliency and Creativity during COVID-19 exhibit at the Lawrence

A Call for Artifacts for New Upcoming Exhibit

The Lawrence Hall of Science is looking to highlight the experiences of our communities in response to the pandemic as part of our new upcoming exhibit, “Community Connections: Resiliency and Creativity during COVID-19”. This exhibit will feature objects and stories from the community - and we need your help!

Science at Cal Lecture Series presents Monitoring COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area through Sewershed Surveillance

Lecture Series - Monitoring COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area through Sewershed Surveillance

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Did you know that you have been helping to manage the COVID pandemic, just by going to the bathroom? Since April 2020, a large team of researchers at U.C. Berkeley has been working with local partners to monitor wastewater for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Science at Cal Lecture Series presents Monitoring COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area through Sewershed Surveillance, featuring Dr. Kara Nelson, Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Other Events

Inspiring the Future, Together. Art, science, and culture ignite a lifelong thirst for learning at the Museums of Berkeley

Museums of Berkeley

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Community Events

Check back soon for more Community Events

Watch this space to learn about great events where the Hall participates in the Bay Area and beyond. Events such as the White House Easter Egg Roll, Maker Faire, Bay Area Environmental Education Resource Fair, Bay Area Science Festival, and more. Click through for links and more information.

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