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!
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.
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!
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.
Freemasonry for Men and Women - Santa Cruz Study Center
Santa Cruz, CA
This group meets monthly to discuss subjects of import to humanity and how it relates to Freemasonry. From philosophy and religion to science, history, and politics, this study center debates any subject under the sun in the hope to understand the world and one’s self in it.
Universal Freemasonry is a fraternity including men and women of every race, nationality, and religion. Wishing to do away with all cause for division and strife, it continually seeks the means which to help all human beings to unite and work together for the perfecting of Humanity.
Any person who is a freethinker, tolerant and open, and who seeks rational discourse is invited to attend and learn more about one’s self, the world, the universe, and Freemasonry.
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!
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!
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
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.
Bay Area Learning Design & Technology
Mountain View, CA
The Bay Area is a hub for top talent, but how can we, as learning professionals, utilize the best learning methods to develop that talent even further? This group is for learning and development professionals who want to discuss best practices, strategies, and innovation in learning design and instructional technology. Collectively, we can address workplace learning challenges and share transformative learning experiences.
Los Angeles Stoics
Los Angeles, CA
We're promoting a philosophical community made of reasonable and kind people.
This is a group dedicated to reading and talking about Stoicism — philosophical works by all Stoics from Antiquity to Modernity. The readings and the pace at which we do them will be dictated by the group; the discussions will be primarily 'socratic;' and the atmosphere should be very comfortable and welcoming. The reasons you might have for joining us may include A) you want to critically engage in Stoic theory for the sheer intellectual pleasure of it; B) you want to learn about and apply Stoic practice for the therapeutic benefits; or C) both! We are currently meeting both IN-PERSON and ONLINE.
A2C Academy Coaching Career training and Online Bootcamps
San Jose, CA
A2C Academy provides executive coaching, career training, and online educational boot camps for working professionals, college students, and middle/high school students.
Our mission is to help people reach their full potential, growing from an A-Player to C-Suite Leader, from A-students to the Best Colleges.
Our coaches and teachers are c-level executives, the best professors from world-class universities, rockstars from the hottest companies in the world, public company board members, and top executive recruiters. We provide paradigm-shifting transformations, inside-out, and outside-in. We build a thriving career and life ecosystem full of experts to assist you and guide you throughout your career, and a fun and meaningful life.
Upgrade Your Communication and Relationships
This is a group to help you improve your communication and relationships with people. It is amazing how much problems can exist between spouses, between parents and children, and how much stress can exist between bosses and workers. If you think about it, a huge portion of your problems are about relationships. It is fair to say that if you improve your relationships, you can improve your whole life.
In fact, if we enlarge the scope of our views, we can see that the entire planet is suffering from "international relations". Wars, you might say, are when relationships have gone really bad between nations.
If relationships is such an important and hard subject, how come there is virtually no formal education available for it? So, where do we learn about relationships? Shall we rely on parents to teach relationships? How many parents are relationships experts?
That's what this group is about.
We will have meetings to learn tools about how to improve your communication skills and relationships skills.
We will cover topics such as
- How to communicate with self-confidence
- How to avoid conflicts and stress between people
- How to improve love, trust, and understanding between people
- How to make more friends
- How to start a romantic relationship
- How to maintain and improve familial relationships
- How to improve professional communication
- How to communicate to a group of people effectively (public speaking)
During the COVID-19 lockdown, we'll meet online. When the lockdown is lifted, we will meet in person.
Please join this group and RSVP for an upcoming meeting right away!
Please call the group organizer, Tony, at 916-519-5287 for any questions.
This group is sponsored by the Dianetics & Scientology life improvement center.
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.