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Climate Confidential at The Exploratorium

The Climate Confidential team has been having a lot of fun with our July stories, which revolve around the theme of “play”. Next week, we'll be taking those stories off the page (er, screen) and onto the stage, with a summer reader salon at one of our favorite San Francisco institutions: The Exploratorium.

Please join us! To sweeten the deal, we're offering $5 off admission to subscribers. 

LOGISTICS

The salon is open to all Exploratorium guests. Thursday evening admission to the museum is $15 — but you can pre-purchase discounted tickets! 

Where: Bay Observatory Gallery, The Exploratorium (Pier 15)

When: Thursday, July 31, 6:30pm - 8pm 

AdmissionPre-purchase now for discounted entry. For non-subscribers, entry to the salon plus a 3-month subscription is just $27.75. 

On-site tickets will also be available, but at the Exploratorium's usual $15 admission cost. There will be a cash bar onsite, and the museum is open until 10pm. 

(You must be 18 or older to enter the museum on Thursday nights.)


PROGRAM

6pm: Doors open

6:30-7pm: River Rats & Riparian Restoration Ucilia Wang, who wrote about river restoration in our July issue, will interview Sarah Yarnell, senior researcher, Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, about an innovative approach to river management that balances the needs of riparian ecosystems with the interests of recreationalists. The end results (at least outside of drought years) are healthier, fun waterways that serve many needs.

7-7:30: Drinks and Prizes Submit your best ideas for encourage water conservation to win prizes, including free tickets to the Exploratorium.

7:30-8: Zero-Waste Zealots Concerned about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? So are a growing number of individuals and families who have sworn off plastic and other disposable goods on a mission to save the oceans from our toxic trash piles. In conversation with reporter Mary Catherine O'Connor, Renee Lertzman, social scientist, applied researcher, speaker, and founding member of the Climate Psychology Alliance, will explore what extreme environmentalists' actions and messages (conveyed through books, movies, blogs, and speaking tours) do to galvanize others around their mission. She'll also explain why and how these be-green messages can backfire.


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