Suggested Science & Education Groups near California
Philosophers & Gamblers
San Jose, CA
P&G is a Philosophy Group in the Bay Area. We host and organizes various Philosophy related events from causal philosophical discussions(Everyday Philosophy Thursday) to highly focused philosophy paper/reading/Seminar type discussions(Monday). We have also a recurring Asian Philosophy paper discussion on Saturday. The common thread is that we engage with topics, and issues people are interested in, and want to talk about. P&G is about community both online and offline. We are in our own small way trying to empower the individual to better engage within our community and the larger world.
East Hills 4-H
San Leandro, CA
East Hills 4-H Club is a homeschool friendly 4-H club in Alameda County for youth ages 5-17 (accompanied by parents and supervising adults). Everyone is welcome to join us at our club meetings on the first Monday of the month, from 1-3 pm at Creekside Community Church, located at 951 MacArthur Blvd., in San Leandro.
See our website at http://www.easthills4h.org/ for more information. We cannot accept for membership anyone who does not have a child interested in joining 4-H, please see http://4halameda.ucanr.edu/ and http://4h.ucanr.edu/ for more information about what 4-H is and what we do. You can also email Kris at info@EastHills4H.org with additional questions.
4-H is a great complement to homeschooling. Along with the project based learning and leadership, public speaking, record keeping, community service and citizenship. 4-H helps develop the ability to work cooperatively with others, acquire knowledge and skills, explore careers, and make new friends.
San Francisco, CA
We're a community for the intellectually curious. We enjoy feeding our brains, meaningful conversations, and having some fun along the way. Events include podcast discussion groups, Think & Drink discussion groups, book clubs, Mini-TED Talks, and more.
We value Curiosity, Objectivity, Authenticity, Open communication, Free expression, Community, Sense of humor and Fun. If you value the same, join us at an event!
"Curiosity doesn't need to be solitary or selfish. When you set out to learn something new, find others to join you on the journey—and share your discoveries with them." - Adam Grant
San Jose, CA
*** San Jose Astronomical Association is monitoring closely the coronavirus, COVID-19, situation in Santa Clara county. In accordance with advisement from Santa Clara County Health Department we may be canceling some events in the next few weeks, as appropriate - especially those that involve close contact and shared surface on telescopes. Please check our Meetup to determine if an event has been canceled before heading out to the event. The board will periodically review the status of the outbreak and the guidance from the Santa Clara county to determine the impact upon upcoming events. ***
Welcome to SJ Astronomy Meetup. We are a very active group wth a lot of events organized by San Jose Astronomical Association. All events posted to this Meetup are open to the public but please note that joining this meetup does not automatically make you a member of SJAA. Becoming a formal member of SJAA provides additional members-only benefits, so we do encourage you to join. Please check out the membership benefits at https://www.sjaa.net/membership/benefits-of-membership-2/ to learn more and to join the club.
Also, please note that we need a profile picture for security reasons to join this group. Please consider uploading one before you send a request to join the group. Looking forward to share this cool hobby with you all!
Bay Area Pie-Makers
San Mateo, CA
We're an eclectic network of like-minded people who are actively learning and teaching ways to achieve self-reliance, civic responsibility and integrity, and holistic health in all aspects of our lives including Mind, Body, Spirit, Family & Community.
People should join this group if they are interested in learning about the law, government, history, emergency preparedness, gardening, natural health, self defense, homeschooling, or if they have knowledge and skills in these topics which they would like to share with others in order to build stronger, happier communities.
We regularly network with other groups to organize and host events such as recipe exchanges, homeopathy study groups, legal writing skills workshops, cooking classes, book clubs, hiking excursions, range trips, etc.
Stimulating Conversation Social Club of Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek, CA
Do you yearn to find a friendly, social environment of people who like to discuss topics at a deeper level? Are you interested in topics in the humanities (such as history, philosophy, psychology, etc.) or science and technology? Are you looking for new friends who are interested in these topics as well? Then look no further! The Stimulating Conversation Social Club is what you've been looking for!
Petaluma Salon: Art, Literature, Politics, Passion!
The "Petaluma Salon" is re-established!
We're a group of people who are really smart and like to read and have passionate discussions around all kinds of topics. We can poke fun of ourselves too! We prefer people who can have fun, laugh, and respect the opinions of others. We drift towards the left, but all views are welcome. We bring good food and drink wine and whatever. Sometimes we do a New Yorker article, sometimes a book, and Cards Against Humanity games. We've had art nights, speakers on Artificial Intelligence, Slow Food topics, movie nights, and of course topics such as Politics, Science, Philosophy and Death! Maybe a Podcast. Maybe a film. Anything that provokes imagination, creativity, and critical thinking. All ages welcome. We've had from age 17 to 80 as regulars in our group. So please join the fun!
Astronomical Assoc. of Northern California
The Astronomical Association of Northern California is a non-profit corporation for fostering astronomy in Northern California. We serve as a central location for member astronomy clubs, amateur astronomers and professionals throughout the area to share information about events and news regarding their organizations.
Clubs and other interested organizations: Appoint a PR person to post events here. Once your group is a supporting member - a sponsor link to your organization's web-site will be added here - as seen in the left column of this page.
Everyone is welcome to join the AANC Meetup group, receive notices of events posted in your area or bay-area wide. If you would, please let others who might be interested in local astronomy know about this Meetup Group. When you respond to one of the AANC posted Meetups, you are given an option to share it on other social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Please, spread the word!
Photo credit background image: Rogelio Bernal Andreo
Silicon Valley NVC - Nonviolent Communication
San Jose, CA
The purpose of the group is to learn and practice communicating compassionately through Nonviolent Communication (NVC). People with an interest in improving their communication skills in all contexts would benefit from this group (relationships, parenting, leadership, coaching, organizations, etc).
NVC is a non-judgmental paradigm of relating that includes introspection, deep listening with empathy, and honest expression. NVC was started by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD in the 1960s, and has been used throughout the world as a tool for conflict resolution, community building and peace. For more information on NVC, please go to the Center for Nonviolent Communication at <a>www.cnvc.org.</a>
When joining this group, please include a picture that clearly shows your face. Business, business casual, or casual clothing required at all times. <br>
About the "Giraffes" - the giraffe is used within the NVC community as a living metaphor for NVC consciousness because of its long neck for great visibility and hearing, for its ability to eat thorns for nutrition, and for its very large heart.
How To Communicate Better and Be More Social
Sometimes being social can be more of a chore than fun. If you find yourself being anxious about talking with people, or if your goal is to make more friends, then this is group may suit you just fine.
Through these free webinars, we’ll show you how to:
- Be more open with others
- Be able to speak your mind
- Reduce social anxiety
- Communicate without getting upset or angry
- Be more social and friendly
- Make more friends
- Be more talkative
- Improve your communication and listening skills
From these free webinars, you'll gain some fundamental tools to help you communicate with greater ease. There are reasons why people feel shy or have social anxiety. We can explain why that is and how to overcome it!
We welcome you to our group! We are definitely interested in helping. Message us with any questions.
This group is sponsored by the Foothills Mission Dianetics & Scientology Life Improvement Center.
In Focus - Discussing Issues In Depth
A moderated discussion of Issues: Social, Cultural, Economic, Scientific, Political, Philosophical. Each meet is focused on one topic with informative supporting text or video document. Hopefully a sharing of ideas, understanding and insight on a variety of issues will enlighten each of us individually. Civil discourse and a rational approach is assumed. I've been part of groups like this in other cities; can it happen in Stockton?
The ATXpo brings together faculty, students, and staff from ten Bay Area-based schools - University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, Stanford University, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, CSU East Bay, Sacramento State University, Santa Clara University and Saint Mary's College of California - to share, discuss, and promote effective practices for teaching and learning with technology.
The Secrets of Good Communication
Good Communication is a skill that can be learned, and at each meeting we will take up a basic skill set, hear what each of us would like to improve and share successful actions.
Good communication can help you with:
~ Making more friends
~ Starting a happy relationship
~ Improve your family relationships
Join us at our online events from anywhere!
This group is created by the Dianetics and Scientology Life Improvement Center of Sonoma.
BCE – Before Christian Era
BCE is a literary conversation group where we read together “classic” texts in a broad sense, from before the Christian era.
Reading aloud of key passages is central, as is slow reading, taking in no more than about 50 “pages” a session. Participants have the same edition in front of them so they can create a common experience.
Examples of texts we can take on: the epic of Gilgamesh, the Hebrew book of Genesis, the plays of Aristophanes, Homer’s Odyssey, the Kama Sutra, Song of Songs, or the Egyptian Story of Sinuhe.
iNaturalist Happy Hour SF East Bay
Grab a drink with iNaturalist folks in the Bay Area and put faces to usernames! If you like adult beverages and the idea of meeting some of your fellow local iNat users doesn't fill you with dread, this is the event for you. If the idea *does* fill you with dread or a deep and abiding sense of not caring, that's cool too! We'll see you online. Never heard of iNat? Check it out!
We (the iNat staff who work in the Bay Area) are hoping to do this monthly, alternating between SF (near the California Academy of Sciences) and Oakland. Locations will probably vary, maybe the date too, so watch this space.
You don't have to sign up for a Meetup account to keep track of our events! Meetup publishes an iCal / Google Calendar feed you can integrate into your calendar. There are also RSS, Atom, and Outlook feeds linked at the bottom of the Meetup calendar.
History of Ideas Symposium
Los Angeles, CA
A Philosophy, Religion, Political book discussion group based on Columbia University's Contemporary Civilization Curriculum from Plato to Nietzsche and into the 20th Century. With bi-weekly sessions, the entire cycle should take 30 months to complete but one could join at any point in our survey of the 2500-year development of human thought. For a preview of course texts, under "Photos," select "Phil Book Covers."
History of Philosophy Study Group
September 2021 will be a great time to join our group as we will be starting a new study of Postmodern Philosophy. Our two texts will be Jean-Francois Lyotard's, " The Postmodern Condition " and " Postmodern Theory" by Best and Kellner. If interested please contact the organizer to arrange to learn about our group and how it operates.
The History of Philosophy Group currently has 6 active members. We meet near Sac State. We usually meet Monday evenings at 7 pm, We each prepare by reading an agreed upon assignment before each meeting. We have open discussion but we like to base our discussion upon the agreed readings. This is a great group for those missing academia or those thirsting for serious discussion.
Our philosophy: we read each philosopher with sympathy learning what we can from each of them. Some we may like more than others, but all of the major philosophers add to our understanding and open us up to looking at life from different points of view. Please contact Ken if you would like to join us and we can discuss the procedures , meeting place, readings, etc. Thanks for your interest.
San Jose Classy Toasters
San Jose, CA
Find your Voice at Classy Toasters! We are a Toastmaster club that meets online through Zoom every Wednesday 12 -1 pm except the second Wednesday of the month. We are an open club that promotes and develops communication and leadership skills in a supportive environment with a fun attitude. We promote diversity, with many members coming from different cultural backgrounds. We welcome anyone who wants to know how Toastmasters can help them in their personal and professional growth. Feel free to check us out as a guest by contact or Club VP or Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recover your life from lock down
Recover your life from lock down and rise above your troubles. It's been a tough year and we are going to tackle the barriers to personal expansion.
We are going to start with talking about better communication skills. During the lock down many of us had a challenging time with our communication on Zoom or other distance methods. Words were misunderstood or disagreements where left unresolved. Good communication is a skill that can be learned.
Good communication skills can help you with:
Making more friends
Starting a happy relationship
Improve your family relationships
Improve understanding between individuals
Join us weekly for a talk to help restart your life.
This group is created by the Dianetics and Scientology Life Improvment Center of Sonoma.