Field Lab: Tidelands Oct. 27


Visit the Field Lab and explore the dynamics of the San Francisco Bay. From the critters that live in the tidelands to the impacts of rising seas to the regional policies and projects that will help us adapt to the effects of climate change, the Field Lab will engage the public in understanding our tidelands. Over three weeks, the Field Lab will be installed in front of the museum providing a venue for hands-on workshops, talks, radio broadcasts, a research library, and film screenings.

Thursday, October 27
12:00–3:00 p.m.
Field Lab Library
Come browse titles from the Exploratorium’s Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery. Flip through a field guide to underwater plants or learn about the tides.

1:00 p.m.
Lab and Lunch: Designing for Rising Tides
With Jad Daley, Brett Milligan, Margie O’Driscoll and Robin Grossinger
As we plan for the future how do we create robust plans for diverse communities? Which experiments from big to small will inform how we plan for the effects of climate change? This talk will examine a range of design approaches and the ways they may be prototyped to achieve effective solutions througout the Bay. Archived Audio: Designing for Rising Tides Panel Discussion (01:34 MP3)

Jad Daley is Director of the Trust for Public Land’s Climate Conservation Program and coordinates their work on the development of climate-smart cities
Brett Milligan is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture in the Department of Human Ecology at UC Davis, and a member of the Dredge Research Collaborative
Margie O’Driscoll is Competition Advisor of the Bay Area: Resilient By Design Challenge
Robin Grossinger, Senior Scientist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute, co-director of the Resilient Landscapes Program

2:00–3:00 p.m.
Observing the Bay
With Lori Lambertson
Join us for a demonstration exploring the dynamics of the Bay. Observe the changing tides, the salinity of the Bay’s waters, and how greenhouse gases effect our air and water.
Lori Lambertson, Senior Educator of the Exploratorium Teacher Institute

7:00 p.m.
Films at the Field Lab: Waterways
For one evening, the Field Lab will be transformed into an outdoor cinema. Join us for a program of shorts curated by the Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts group. A selection of documentaries, artist-made films, and archival footage will offer a multifaceted look at water and our relationship to it. From poetic evocations to aerial investigations, the program will consider our local landscape of the Bay shore, tidal zones, and natural cycles.

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