CSU, Chico News

Museum Without Walls Lecture Series Begins Oct. 8

Date: 10-06-2014

Renee Renner, Executive Director
Gateway Science Museum
Sarah Langford
Public Affairs

The Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico will present four special lectures in October as part of its fall 2014 Museum Without Walls series.

The series will focus on farming practices and food production in the North State. Presentations will take place consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning Oct. 8.

Presentations begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Gateway Science Museum at 625 Esplanade. The entry fee is $3, or free to museum members and students with a valid student ID.

The full Museum Without Walls lineup is below:

Oct. 8
“Changing Culture of Chemical Applications in Agriculture,” presented by Joseph Connell, farm advisor emeritus for the UC Cooperative Extension in Butte County

Oct. 15
“Our Food Supply ­– What’s Community Got to Do With It?” presented by CSU, Chico agriculture professor Lee Altier

Oct. 22
“Why Not GMOs?” presented by Grant Lundberg, CEO for Richvale-based Lundberg Family Farms

Oct. 29
A presentation on local food systems and resources co-presented by Noelle Ferdon, director of Local Food Systems for the Northern California Regional Land Trust, and CSU, Chico agriculture professor Jacob Brimlow

The Gateway Science Museum is open noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday at 625 Esplanade in Chico. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children and students, and free for museum members. The museum’s fall exhibit season opened Sept. 27. For more information, please visit www.gatewayscience.org or call 530-898-4121.