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June 2019

Twilight Adaptation Adventure

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Twilight marks the end of day and the beginning of night. Animals who come out at night have special adaptations to survive. Come test your nocturnal abilities on this fun, half-mile, 1.5 hour walk. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

June 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday Seaside Crafts —make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by creating a bright sun catcher for your window, or create a fancy fish with paper, paint, and color. Build a seal or sea lion puppet decorated with your own special seal nose, complete with whiskers! Join the fun at the crafts table every Sunday from 1-3 PM…

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Science Sunday—Cephalopods Are the New Dinosaurs

Before there were mammals on land, there were dinosaurs. And before there were fish in the sea, there were cephalopods—Earth’s first truly substantial animals and the ancestors of modern squid. With dozens of tentacles and formidable shells, they presided over an undersea empire for millions of years. Join scientist and writer Danna Staaf, Ph.D. for a reprise of last year’s popular talk, complete with the latest news about “alien octopuses” and ancient ammonites trapped in amber. Stay for a signing…

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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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Songs of Labor & Transcendence: The Trianon Press Archive

Drawing on published and unpublished materials, business records, and personal materials, Songs of Labor & Transcendence: The Trianon Press Archive explores the breadth of this renowned press’s publications and the highly skilled printers' art behind each edition's creation. Founded in Paris in 1947, the Trianon Press published an astonishing catalog of fine art books in the latter half of the 20th century. The Press gained particular notoriety for its exceptional facsimile reproductions of the rare illuminated manuscripts of William Blake,…

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Idea to Executable Business Plan—A Meetup

Step into the Entrepreneurial Mindset Join us for an evening presentation for the entrepreneur—Idea to Executable Business Plan—a Meetup event with Silicon Valley entrepreneur Alakh Verma. He'll be talking about what it takes to make your ideas real. Hear how you can develop your creative capacity, entrepreneurial confidence, and acquire the necessary skills to build scalable startups that solve real business problems. ALAKH VERMA, M.S., is the director of platform technology solutions at Oracle and has over 20 years' experience…

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Lick Observatory: Public Evening Tour

June 17 @ 1:30 am - 2:30 am

Our new "behind the scenes" style 4 - 6 hour walking tour of Lick Observatory will start at the main building's Visitor Center. An astronomer based on Mount Hamilton will be the main guide for the evening. Participants can learn about the unique history of the world’s first permanently occupied mountaintop observatory, the eccentric California pioneer James Lick, technology used for observing on different telescopes along the tour route, and current science being conducted at Lick Observatory. A highlight of…

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Big Basin Nature Club

June 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This fun program is designed for children ages 3 to 6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing, and explore! This half-hour program will introduce youngsters to the wonders of the redwood forest. Meet at the campfire center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Future Garden Art & Science Exhibition

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - June 18 @ 12:00 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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The Algae Society: Bio Art Design Lab

Explore the many fascinating ways in which algae plays a critical role on our planet! These diverse, beautiful, and vital living organisms are unsung heroes of the planet: they produce half of the total global oxygen while absorbing one third of the carbon dioxide produced on our planet. We all depend on algae for life as we know it. The exhibit is on display at the MOXI Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation in Santa Barbara through July 23. UCSC…

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