World Explorations Lectures

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World Explorations is a monthly lecture series designed to introduce you to local travelers, professors, and community members who share their unique insights and experiences. 

All talks are free and open to the public and are held at the Chico Women's Club located at 592 E. Third Street in Chico from 4:00 -5:00 pm.

February 8, 2015

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology:  The CSU-Chico Human Identification Lab and Its Role in Northern California

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This is not CSI or Bones!  Learn how real forensic anthropologists assist in the resolution of criminal and missing person’s cases from CSU, Chico professor of physical anthropology, Dr. Colleen Milligan, on Sunday February 8 from 4-5 pm at the Chico Women’s Club. Each year the CSU-Chico Human Identification lab receives approximately 50 requests to provide forensic anthropology services to state and federal law enforcement, medical examiners and attorneys. Dr.  Milligan will discuss how her work in search and recovery and skeletal analysis helps resolves criminal and missing person’s cases and helps provide closure to families in the North State. 

March 8, 2015

Making Wine in Northern California, a talk by Butte College Environmental Horticulture Program Coordinator Tip Wilmarth.

April 26, 2015

Creating the North Valley Food Hub - a talk about expanding local food markets in Northern California from the organization’s founder, Noelle Ferdon and Director of Business, CSU, Chico Agriculture Professor, Dr. Jake Brimlow.

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Saturday 11-3

Monday-Thursday 11-3

Closed between exhibitions.  See exhibition schedule for specific dates.

Note: The Museum of Anthropology is completely wheelchair accessible.

Our Location

The museum is located in the Meriam Library complex, next to the Janet Turner Museum


Museum of Anthropology
CSU, Chico 95929-0400

Contact Us
Phone: 530-898-5397

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