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.
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.
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
A Refuge for Empaths and Highly Sensitive People
If you are an empath or HSP or you think you might be one, you have found your tribe! This supportive community is a safe space where we can discuss our shared experiences of being an empath, a highly sensitive person, and an intuitive. Some of what we'll talk about: The gifts of being an Empath or HSP, the power of empathy and intuition, development and growth of both, strategies to protect our energy and stop absorbing the negative energy of others, and many other topics and issues related to Empaths and Highly Sensitive People. For more information on Empaths and to find out if you are one, please visit Dr. Judith Orloff's website: https://drjudithorloff.com/how-to-know-if-youre-an-empath/ or for HSP visit Dr. Elaine Aron's website: www.hsperson.com.
This is a supportive, non-judgmental, and safe space for open and honest discussions on life as an Empath and HSP. We are a community of supportive and positive people helping each other grow by sharing our own experiences and creating friendships. Due to Covid-19 all meetings will be via Zoom, however in the future there may be in person meetups, although virtual happy hours are not out of the question!
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.
Join a growing group of workforce, education, hiring, training, and policy professionals - and all-around engaged and conscientious Bay Area citizens - for our monthly happy hour meetup every third Wednesday of the month. Over drinks we're exploring how to expand upwardly mobile career pathways for underserved people, how to create workplaces that nurture talent and expand mentorship, and how to ensure that career and education opportunities that were available to us are available to young people today. Our group is especially interested in modern apprenticeship models, but anyone interested in connecting with other people exploring these important questions is welcome to join. And bring a friend!
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!
We are the Fremont chapter of the globally connected Stoic Fellowship. The mission of the Stoic Fellowship is to help build, foster, and connect Stoic communities worldwide.
Our Fremont Stoics chapter hosts a variety of meetings and activities aimed to engage the Stoic community in Silicon Valley and connect with the global Stoic Fellowship. These events include:
- Monthly meetings of our Modern School of Stoic Philosophy to discuss teachings from Stoicism in a structured way. The school runs from March to October each year, and is open to anyone interested in learning about and practicing stoicism (enrollment is FREE! - course material provided).
- Annual Stoics Game night, Stoicon-X regional conference (October), and Holiday dinner to engage our fellow stoics from Northern California.
- Weekly meetings to encourage practice of Stoicism in daily lives, engage in intellectual discussions, around personal leadership, discipline, goals setting.
- Occasional hikes, dinners, book discussions, and other fun events.
- Newsletters where our fellow stoics share our learning about stoicism.
You are welcome to join us in any of our events and become part of the extended Stoic family - worldwide! We live the good life (Eudaimonia (Greek: εὐδαιμονία [eu̯dai̯moníaː]) using the Stoic pillars of Wisdom, Justice, Courage, Temperance - all foundational for the practice of Virtue. Join us in this fantastical journey - you will not be disappointed !
To learn more about our Modern School of Stoics Philosophy, visit: https://intergalactic.appspot.com/index.htm...
To know more about the global Stoic Fellowship, visit: https://stoicfellowship.com/mission.html#ma...
While we would love to have more fellow stoics involved in the learning of stoicism with us, currently we have a limit of 50 people in the Meetup group. Therefore, we have to occasionally delete people who have not visited the group for a while. We apologize for this inconvenience and welcome you to apply to rejoin the group when you are ready to attend our meetings.
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!
Agile Articulators Speech & Debate Toastmasters Club
Santa Clara, CA
Have you ever wanted to become a better speaker? Are you shy in front of a crowd? Have you ever had trouble convincing your boss, coworkers, or friends to believe in your thought? Have you wondered how you can be an effective debater? If so, then come visit and join us for a meeting! <br>
Agile Articulators is the only Speech and Debate Toastmasters club in the San Francisco Bay Area. You'll find that we have a slightly different structure than any other club out there. We keep the traditional Toastmasters itinerary with prepared speeches and evaluations, but then we jazz it up with impromptu or prepared debate topics!
Still not sure what to expect? Here is a previous agenda and the debate timing structure. Newcomers are also given a coach for their first debates. If you have any other questions before showing up, feel free to reach out. <br>
You can also find us on Facebook.
East Bay Philosophy Cafes
Walnut Creek, CA
Do you ponder the idea of the Good Life? Do you ask questions like, What is the nature of Truth? What is the meaning of Justice? Do you long to discuss these topics with others, in a friendly, informal setting? Look no further! The East Bay Philosophy Cafes group is exactly what you need to satisfy your philosophical urges!
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!
San Francisco, CA
Wonderfest’s Mission is to inspire and nurture a deep sense of wonder about the world. Through science education programs, Wonderfest stimulates curiosity, promotes careful reasoning, challenges unexamined beliefs, and encourages life-long learning. Wonderfest, the San Francisco Bay Area Beacon of Science, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
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.
Innovative Technologies for Learning
Palo Alto, CA
This is a group for learning enthusiasts, innovators, life-long learners, and learning professionals at the heart of Silicon Valley to come together to share knowledge, explore the latest technologies, and mingle with like-minded practitioners, researchers, and leaders. Our group includes learning & development leaders, instructional designers, learning experience designers, learning specialists, curriculum designers, and founders/co-founders of startups in the field across the US, and from around the world.
Check out our blog zine at https://medium.com/@techforlearning
Thinking While Drinking LA
Los Angeles, CA
Thinking While Drinking LA (https://thinkingwhiledrinking.org) is a group for anyone in the Los Angeles area interested in discussing topics that will exercise, stimulate and expand your mind - all while enjoying a drink at different locations in our world-class city.
For each event, the facilitators will come prepared with a handful of thought provoking questions and concepts on the topic at hand, we'll see what everyone has to say and go from there...
We are not suggesting that life's difficult and fascinating questions will be neatly answered during our meetups nor that any sort of professional therapy or dogma will take place. This is just a space to meet other curious, sociable and open-minded people in an atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you at an upcoming event!
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.
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."