Physical Address:
625 Esplanade
(near  Bidwell Mansion)
Chico CA

Mailing Address:
College of Natural Sci.
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0545


Museum Without Walls

Fall 2012 Museum Without Walls (MWOW)

The Gateway Science Museum presents the fall 2012 Museum Without Walls lecture series: Legacies of Mining the Sierra Nevada. Presentations will take place on four consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning October 3 and ending October 24, 2012.

Presentations begin at 7:30pm at the Chico Area Recreation District (CARD) Center at 545 Vallombrosa Avenue. 

A donation of $3 per adult is requested. Students are free with valid student ID card.

October 3:

A Gold Rush Legacy:  Mercury contamination, methylation, and bioaccumulation associated with historical gold mining in the Sierra will be presented by Dr. Charles Alpers, Research Chemist at U.S. Geological Survey.

October 10:

An Overview of Surface Mining in California - Past to Present will be presented by Chris Thomas, Senior Planner at Butte County Department of Development Services.

October 17:

Fish and Dust:  Legacy Impacts of the California Gold Rush will be presented by Dr. Carrie Monohan, Science Director at The Sierra Fund and Lecturer in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at CSU, Chico.

October 24:

The Impact of Gold Mining On Human Health in the Sierra Nevada will be presented by Rebekah Damazo, MSN, School of Nursing at CSU, Chico.

Special thanks to the fall 2012 series sponsors:

Wells Fargo   Bank of the West

Nutri-Lawn, Inc.

Cal Worthington

Darrel & Susan Cresswell

Friends of the Museum

Beverly Alves

AVAG, Inc.

R. Scott Chalmers

Agri Electric

Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation

Jim & Joyce Mead

PM Dusters

Slakey Brothers