College of Natural Sciences

Museum Without Walls Lecture Series

The Museum Without Walls (MWOW) Fall 2020 virtual lecture series, Our Earth, Our Selves, will begin September 16th and continue every Wednesday evening through the end of October. All lectures will be available in video format. The three lectures scheduled in September will be pre-recorded but will include live questions and answer sessions with the presenters. We are excited about this opportunity to share up-to-date information with topics that include climate change denial, regional outdoor destinations, volcanoes and vaccine development. 

This virtual lecture series is organized by the Gateway Science Museum

All virtual lectures start at 7 pm

Join us via Zoom (opens in new window)

September 16 

“The Changing Climate – Floating Down the River Denial”

Dr. Michael Abruzzo, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biological Sciences at CSU, Chico. 

September 23

“Bloom Where You Are Planted”   

Linnea Hanson, Wildlife Biologist and President of the CSU, Chico Herbarium. 

September 30

“Climate Action and Resilience Planning at Chico State; Charting a Path to 2030”

Cheri Chastain, Sustainability Programs Manager at CSU, Chico. 

October 7

“The Trees of Chico” 

- Dr. Roger Lederer, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of The College of Natural Sciences at CSU, Chico and Dr. Carol Burr, Professor Emerita, Departments of English and Multicultural and Gender Studies at CSU, Chico

October 14

“The Connective Power of Gardens in These Times.”

Jennifer Jewell, Gardener, Author, Host of award-winning public radio broadcast “Cultivating Place – Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden”. 

October 21

“Reconstructing the Growth and Destruction of Mt. Yana, an Ancient Volcano of the Cascades."

Dr. Rachel Teasdale, Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences at CSU, Chico. 

October 28

"Slamming the Door on a Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Science Behind Vaccine Development."

Dr. Troy Cline, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences at CSU, Chico.