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January 2019

Science Sunday: Polar Bears and Climate Change, Living on Sea Ice in a Warming World

Polar bears are an iconic symbol of climate change. These unique marine mammals exist in a remote and inhospitable Arctic where few scientists have documented their basic behaviors. While melting sea ice is expected to reduce polar bears’ ability to catch food, how they will respond is unknown. Join Anthony Pagano to learn how advancements in electronic devices, combined with research on wild and captive polar bears, are helping scientists to understand how polar bears use sea ice and how…

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Now on Exhibit: Writing the Space Age

Writing the Space Age: Robert Heinlein, Science Fiction Comics, and the Invention of the Future is an exhibit exploring how science fiction books, magazines, and comics created and consumed during the rise of the Space Age sparked the public’s imagination and inspired scientists, writers, and fans to invent the futures they imagined. Pick up a copy of the University Library's free comic book at the exhibit. Published especially for this exhibit: Rocketship Lunatic, it reimagines a classic novel by Robert…

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Counterculture, Capitalism, and the Grateful Dead

The newest exhibit featuring the Grateful Dead Archive explores how the band pioneered new ways of thinking about work, about being in business, and about the relationship between creators and their communities. Called Put Your Gold Money Where Your Love Is, Baby: Counterculture, Capitalism, and the Grateful Dead, the exhibit features documents, photographs, recordings, merchandise, and media clippings from newly processed business records of the band. Come and explore how the band's DIY approach to being working artists helped to…

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Guided Elephant Seal Walks

January 21 @ 8:45 am - 2:45 pm

Journey to view a large colony of Northern elephant seals, guided by your docent naturalist on this moderate 3-mile, 2.5 hour adventure. In the month of December, male elephant seals, or bulls, arrive along the shore of Año Nuevo State Park to establish hierarchy, while pregnant females come ashore to birth to their pups. These popular guided walks take place rain or shine, so be prepared for windy, rainy conditions as well as muddy trails. Layered clothing, sturdy shoes, and…

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Underwater Parks Day

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore your local Marine Protected Area and see the highest tides of the year! Daily activities for this three-day weekend event will include arts and crafts in the visitor center from 10am to 4pm, live kid-friendly music at 2:30pm and a 3pm tide pool walk. Arrive around 9am for best viewing of the King Tides. Meet at visitor center for tide pool walk. Rain cancels tide pool walk; all other activities are rain or shine. For more information, please call (831) 423-4609…

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Mission Strategy Game

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Gather round the table and play a board game set in the 18th century. Spend Spanish real coins and roll the sheep’s knucklebone to determine the fate of your mission. Geared for ages 8 and older. This event is free. Rain or shine.

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MLK Day of Service at UCSC Arboretum & Botanic Garden

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

January 21, 2019 10am-2pm Have a few hours to spare? Come help out in the gardens of the arboretum! Help beautify the California Conservation Garden (CCG), a library for rare and endangered plant communities of the Central Coast! Sign up online at: www.volunteersignup.org/FE4AL We will be working out in the California Conservation Garden, past the back gate. Help with spreading DG on the pathways (shoveling & wheelbarrowing) and weeding out non-natives (pulling weeds), among California native plants. Dress accordingly to…

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Future Garden Art & Science Exhibition

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - January 22 @ 1:00 am

A major art and science project by Newton Harrison and his late wife and lifelong collaborator Helen Mayer Harrison, Future Garden, is now on view at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden. More information can be found here.

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Attend Evening Toastmasters at Live Oak Senior Center – 1777 Capitola Road

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Live Oak Senior Center, 1777 Capitola Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 us
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Sheila Jordan with Cameron Brown

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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