Wednesday, May 16, 2012

USGS Open House

If the Maker Faire and and Solar Eclipse aren't enough to keep you busy this weekend, you may also be interested in checking out the USGS Open House.  The US Geological Survey in Menlo Park will open its doors to the public this weekend from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday.  There will be exhibits, hands on activities, presentations, live music and chances to talk to actual scientists from the USGS.  It really looks like they have put together quite a program this year and best of all the event is free.  They only do this once every three years, so it is a unique opportunity.

For me, I think I'd like to see the presentation, "Potential Inundation in the San Francisco Bay Region Due to Rising Sea Levels" then maybe wander over to the "Dress like a Scientist" booth, then over to find out how close I live to an earthquake fault.  I have a feeling that I could fill up a whole day here without too much trouble.

The event is this weekend, May 19 & 20 from 10am-4pm at 345 Middlefield Rd, Meno Park.  You can find a flyer for the event here and detailed information about the event here (be sure to wander through the tabs on the site to see all the different events).

Remember that you can always find events like these on the Digital Diner calendar.  
Drop us a line or leave a comment if you have suggestions for the calendar.

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