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Yosemite and UC Berkeley: Partners in Research

Special Event | October 26 | 5-8:30 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, VLSB Courtyard and Room 2050


Dr. James L. Patton, Curator of Mammals and Emeritus Professor, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Doug McConnell, host of OpenRoad.tv and Bay Area Backroads; Lisa Murphy, Mather District Intepretive Supervisor

Science@Cal, Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL), Berkeley Natural History Museums (BNHM)


A free, public event celebrating Yosemite National Park hosted by Doug McConnell of "Bay Area Backroads" with a presentation by Dr. James Patton, UCB museum curator and emeritus professor, and special guest Lisa Murphy, Interpretive Supervisor at Yosemite National Park.

Event includes:
-behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University and Jepson Herbaria, and the Essig Museum of Entomology
-displays of historical interest featuring unique and rare museum specimens, and current research tied to Yosemite National Park and UC Berkeley
-KQED Quest's "Resurveying California's Wildlife 100 Years Later" video presentation
-scientific illustration demonstration by professional artist Katie Bertsche
-meet UC Berkeley scientists and Yosemite National Park staff
-a toast to research partnerships by Lisa Murphy, Interpretive Supervisor at Yosemite National Park
-welcoming speech by Doug McConnell, honorary national park ranger, and host of "Bay Area Backroads" and OpenRoad
-keynote speech by Dr. Jim Patton, curator of mammals at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and emeritus Integrative Biology professor (and recipient of UC Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award!)

This event is part of the Bay Area Science Festival and made possible by Science@Cal, the UC Berkeley Natural History Museums, and the Center for Science Education at UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory.

Please see event webpage for event program and more information on special guests at http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Newsletter/Event_Feature_Yosemite_Event_2013.html.


All Audiences

All Audiences

The lecture hall in the Valley Life Sciences Building can hold up to 400 people. Event starts at 5pm, lecture starts at 7pm. Building and lecture hall are wheelchair accessible.

beverages and light refreshments


mjalbe@berkeley.edu, 510-642-3567