CSU, Chico News

Museum Without Walls Lecture Series Begins April 1

Date: 03-17-2015

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

The Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico will present five special lectures in April as part of its spring 2015 Museum Without Walls series.

Themed “It’s the Little Things,” series presentations will take place consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning April 1.

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

The full Museum Without Walls lineup is below:

April 1:

“Medicinal Use of Leeches” presented by Dr. Kevin Myers, a Chico physician

April 8:

"Seeds: Nature’s Artful Engineering" presented by Jennifer Jewell, native plant garden curator for GSM

April 15:

“Ticks, Mosquitos and West Nile Virus” presented by Matt Ball, manager of the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District

April 22:

“Genetics in the Management of Forest Ecosystems” presented by Hank Switzer, former director of the U.S. Forest Service’s Genetic Resource and Conservation Center in south Chico

April 29:

“Farm to School Efforts Supporting Behavior Change and Economic Growth in the North State” presented by Stephanie Bianco, director for CSU, Chico’s Center for Healthy Communities

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

People who require an accommodation in order to participate in the series or who have questions about accessibility should contact the Accessibility Resource Center at 530-898-5959.