Gateway Science Museum to Hold 7th Annual Museum Without Walls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 09-30-2010

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
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Kelly Servis
Public Relations Intern
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Dr. Rachel Teasdale
Acting Executive Director
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Gateway Science Museum and the College of Natural Sciences at California State University, Chico present the 7th Annual Museum Without Walls Lecture Series, Nature Counts, beginning Oct. 13 and running every Wednesday until Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chico Area Recreation District (CARD) Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

Nature Counts will include Nature’s Favorite Numbers, by Dr. Margaret Owens, interim dean of CSU, Chico’s College of Natural Sciences, Oct. 13. The Birds of Bidwell Park will be presented by Dr. Roger Lederer, professor emeritus in the Department of Biological Science and Dr. Carol Burr, professor emerita in the Departments of English and Multicultural and Gender Studies, both of CSU, Chico, Oct. 20. The third lecture, Tropical Forest Ecology—Magical Webs of Life by Dr. James Karr, professor emeritus in the Department of Ornithology at the University of Washington, will take place Oct. 27. The final lecture of the series, Fire in the Forest by Dr. Kathy Gray, professor in the Department of Mathematics at CSU, Chico, will take place Nov. 3.

“We’re really looking forward to another great year with the Museum Without Walls,” said Rachel Teasdale, acting executive director. “This fall’s lecture series goes hand-in-hand with our fall exhibits.”

This year’s MWOW is in relation to the three fall 2010 exhibits, A Forest Journey, Nature’s Numbers and A.O. Carpenter: Photographer of the Mendocino Frontier at the Gateway Science Museum. Both exhibits will help visitors explore the world of trees and math in nature. Sponsors of the program include Diane Anderson, College of Natural Sciences, CSU, Chico, Creative Composition, John and Renee McAmis, Marcia Moore, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Pacific Legacy: Environmental Consulting, Peggy Steel, Gary and Judy Sitton, Joan Stewart, and Garey and Barbara Weibel.

A Forest Journey and Nature’s Numbers are exhibitions developed and produced by The Franklin Institute. Gateway Science Museum, located at 625 Esplanade, will be open noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday–Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 to Jan. 23, 2011. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for museum members.

For more information, please visit www.gatewayscience.org.

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