August 13 | Collections Close-Up: If These Walls Could Talk

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar | Register for link to Zoom Webinar
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In honor of the 115 years since we first opened our doors to the public on August 21, 1905, we will explore the journey of our collections through multiple homes, from Laura Hecox’s lighthouse, to the shelves of Carnegie Libraries. More details to come.

About the series: Zoom into the stories, secrets, and science of our collections during monthly webinars with Collections Manager Kathleen Aston. This live event is an extension of our monthly Collections Close-Up blog, with added insights and intrigue. Members are invited to participate in this program before it is made available to the general public as well as ask questions directly of Kathleen. Watch last month’s webinar on malacology and the life of Hulda Hoover McLean.

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July 15 | Rockin’ Pop-Up: From the Lab to the Library

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 3-3:30p.m.
Free | Live on Facebook

Topic: This week, Gavin and Graham expand on last week’s episode which explored what each of them do as geologists. We’ll look at how a discovery in the lab makes its way through academia, towards publication, and how scientists communicate the meaning of their work to the general public.

About the series: Join the Geology Gents, Gavin and Graham, for weekly conversations about rocks live on Facebook. Each week we’ll explore a different geologic topic, from Santa Cruz formations to tips for being a more effective rockhound. Graham Edwards and Gavin Piccione are PhD candidates in geochronology with the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Santa Cruz.

Submit your questions ahead of time on Facebook or by emailing, or during the program live on Facebook. Feel free to include pictures of rocks you’d like identified! Pro-tip: the better the picture, the better the ID.

Watch Past Pop-Ups