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Outreach Opportunities

Opportunities for Cal science researchers, faculty, students and staff

Share
your passion for science and make a difference in science education!
Science@Cal
promotes programs and activities that engage and inform the general
public about Cal scientists and their research.

Launched
in 2009 with the support of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for
Research
, Science@Cal fosters collaborations that enable members of
the Cal science and engineering community to do creative, ambitious
and effective outreach.

Please
let us know how Science@Cal can support your interests in science
outreach by filling out a short survey.

Stay informed! The Science@Cal outreach list is for UC Berkeley affiliates who are interested in public outreach in the sciences. Stay in the loop on Cal science outreach news, and use the list for discussion with list members and to inform them about your programs and activities. Sign up here!

Opportunities to participate in Science@Cal:

Bay
Area Science Festival (BASF)

Help
us plan for BASF 2013!

In
Fall 2011 and 2012, Science@Cal hosted an array of creative events as part of
the inaugural Bay Area Science Festival, a 10-day, Bay Area-wide
celebration of science. From hands-on science at local farmers’
markets to a compelling panel presentation, to an exploration of
science imagery and a star party—Cal faculty, postdocs, grads,
undergrads and staff turned Cal’s activities into festival
highlights. See the fun we had in 2011 at our photo gallery on Facebook and this gallery of pictures from our Art In Science event.

Contact:
Rachel Winheld <winheld@berkeley.edu>

Coalition
for Education & Outreach

CEO
is an
informal
group of staff, faculty, postdocs and students at UC Berkeley who
have an interest in Education & Outreach (E&O) in science, technology,
engineering and math. CEO holds monthly meetings designed to
encourage networking, professional development, and mentoring within
the E&O community. CEO meetings are on the second Tuesday of
each month, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm.

For
more information and to join the CEO e-list to receive meeting
announcements and reminders, contact Kate Spohr, or visit the CEO website.

Cal
Day, April 19, 2014

Science@Cal is presents fun, collaborative science
activities, and you can get on board. For example:

  • Passport
    to Science@Cal

    is designed
    to encourage young visitors and their families to check out a host of
    science activities on Cal Day. It’s easy and fun to do, and it will
    increase attendance at your Cal Day activities! Contact:
    Rachel Winheld <winheld@berkeley.edu>

Call
for presenter recommendations!

Know any excellent public speakers? These ongoing series feature Cal scientists whose presentation styles are engaging and accessible to non-specialist audiences:

  • East
    Bay Science Café
    is
    an
    informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific
    issues. Members of the Cal scientific community are invited to
    present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Audience
    questions are encouraged both during and after!
    Held
    the first Wednesday of every month at Cafe Valparaiso at La Pena
    Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, from 7 to 9pm. Check
    out upcoming and past café presentations at
    the café website. Contact:
    Perry Hall <perry@berkeley.edu>
  • The Science@Cal
    Lecture Series

    is a series of free, public science lectures on the third Saturday of
    every month. These talks are given by renowned UC Berkeley scientists
    and aimed at general audiences. Check out upcoming and past lectures
    at the lecture page. Contact:
    Steve Croft <scroft@astro.berkeley.edu>

Community
Resources for Science (CRS)

Want
to get kids excited about science? Become a BASIS science role model
volunteer and Community Resources for Science will help you develop hands-on activities that link
your science interests with classroom and curriculum. Or, choose
from among our many already developed lessons and get into classrooms
even sooner! For
more information, visit the CRS Volunteering site
or e-mail teach@crscience.org.

Science@Cal
is proud to partner with Community Resources for Science.