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New Meetup: Placer Nature Center: Oceans of History - Our Changing Seas

From: Shane
Sent on: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:59 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Sacramento Area Skeptics!

What: Placer Nature Center: Oceans of History - Our Changing Seas

When: Friday, October 1,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Old State Theater
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603

Dr. Howard Spero, professor of geology at UC Davis, will explain how to understand and predict climate change through the study of one of the ocean?s most fascinating ancient inhabitants, fossil foraminifera.

Dr. Spero will discuss the existence of foraminifera in the surface waters of glacial oceans 10,[masked],000 years ago. Find out how the chemical composition of these shells can help us comprehend glacial ocean sea surface temperatures and changes in ocean circulation with considerable accuracy. Research presented provides a critical component to modelers trying to tune global climate models for future climate prediction.

Members & Students: $9
General Ticket: $12
For more information or to purchase your tickets in advance please go here:

The Placer Nature Center is now on its seventh season of environmental, science, and ecological lectures. These lectures will be on the first Friday of every month through May. More information on the Friday Lecture Series can be found here:

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