CSU, Chico News

Spring Museum Without Walls Programs Announced

Date: 04-02-2007

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Greg Liggett
Northern California
Natural History Museum

The Northern California Natural History Museum (NCNHM) at California State University, Chico will present its Spring Museum Without Walls presentation series beginning in April.

The theme of the series is "Our Changing Planet" and features four dynamic programs. Each program will be on a Wednesday evening in April at the Chico Area Recreation District (CARD) building, 545 Vallombrosa Ave in Chico, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Admission is $2 per adult and free for students with an ID.

All the presenters in the series are faculty members from CSU, Chico.

On April 4, Professor Jeff Price, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, will present "Climate Change: State of the Art." Price is a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the international coalition of scientists who are reviewing the evidence for, and impacts of, global climate change.

On April 11, Professor Emeritus Mike Abruzzo, Department of Biological Sciences, will give a talk titled "Stone Agers in the Fast Lane: An Evolutionary Perspective on the Survival of Homo sapiens."

On April 18, Professor Kristina Schierenbeck, Department of Biological Sciences, will present "Fast-food and Kudzu: The Problems of Biotic Homogenization."

The last program of the series will be April 25, when James Pushnik, Rawlins Professor of Environmental Literacy, will present "Why All This Talk About Sustainability? What is it and Do We Need it?"

For more information about this and other museum programs, visit the museum’s Web page at www.ncnhm.org