Informed by Nature's got some great ideas in the works for meetups in 2010: Griffith Park star parties, JPL talks and tours (I know you've always wanted to go), and we might get our own table at the Natural History Museum's First Fridays (this is a 'must' event, if you've never been.) We are also thinking about finding a naturalist and scheduling some informal hikes around the LA area if anyone is interested in that kind of thing.
Our next announcement will be in your inbox soon--after the holidays have ended and we have time to convert all of our ideas into action. Feel free to send suggestions too!
Informed by Nature organizes group trips to cool science events in the LA area. Whether its a star party at the Griffith Park Observatory, a talk at JPL, or a first Friday social event at the Natural History Museum, we meet up and go together, as a collection of people who love science, and often go out for a drink or coffee afterward. Ultimately, we hope to create a social community that emphasizes raising consciousness to the magnificence of the natural world and supporting the science that drives human progress.