CSU, Chico News

Spring Museum Without Walls Programs Announced

Date: 03-26-2008

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 in April.

The theme of the series is “Earth’s Bounty: Preserve, Protect, Enjoy,” which features five dynamic programs. The programs are intended to be enjoyed by a general audience.

Each program will be on a Wednesday evening in February at the Chico Area Recreation District (CARD) building, 545 Vallombrosa Ave in Chico, beginning at 7:30 pm each evening. A donation of $3 per adult is requested. Students with an ID are free.

On April 2, Don Hankins, Department of Geography and Planning, CSU, Chico, will present “What Smokey Bear Could Learn from Aboriginal Fire Managers.”

On April 9, Jeff Armstrong, President of NutriLawn, will present “Sustainability in Your Back Yard—How to Take Care of Your Soils So They Take Care of You.”

On April 16, Don Miller, Department of Biological Sciences, CSU, Chico and John Lane, College of Natural Sciences, CSU, Chico, will jointly present “Expedition Papua New Guinea 2007: Focus on Butterfly Biodiversity.”

On April 23, Greg Johnson and Bill Johnson from Far West Rice, will jointly present “California Rice: Past, Present, and Future.”

Finally, on April 30, Marian Baldy, Professor Emerita, College of Agriculture, CSU, Chico, will present “What’s That Up Your Nose? The Science of ‘Taste.’”

The programs are sponsored by Creative Composition, Vino 100 of Chico, Marcia Moore, Stan and Joyce Basin, Price and Brown Attorneys, John and Renee McAmis, Gary and Judy Sitton, and Peggy Steel.

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