Marin Science Seminar sessions take place on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 8:30 at Terra Linda High School (320 Nova Albion) Room 207 in San Rafael. See the Contact page for directions.

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Winter – Spring 2019


  • 9: “The Higgs Boson” with Heather Gray PhD of UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Labs
  • 16: “Green Building Standards: How to Make Existing Buildings Healthier and Better for the Environment” with Barry Giles, CEO of BREEAM USACANCELLED due to severe weather – New date TBA


  • 13: “The Deep Roots of Climate Skepticism: Merchants of Doubt” with Warren Wiscombe Ph.D of NASA Goddard
  • 27:  NEW DATE: “Air Quality in the Bay Area and Around the World” with Kaitlyn Lieschke of Ramboll, Novato



  • 3: “Myths of Astronomy” with Thomas Targett PhD of Sonoma State University

Free Local Science Events for Young People & Community:

TBA: (Sat.) Yuri’s Night (Astronomy & Space Exploration Event) Noon – 4 pm at The Space Station Museum in Novato (Pacheco Plaza in Ignacio)

TBA: (Sun.) Discovery Day at Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies 1 – 5 pm – 3150 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, Details here

Last Semester:  Fall 2018 – Download the Fall 2018 flyer here.


  • 10:  MSS internship application deadline
  • 12: “Ants: The Invisible Majority” with Brian Fisher of California Academy of Sciences
  • 26: “Mirroring Past and Future: How Cutting-edge Technologies Help us Unveil Ancient Worlds” with Cinzia Perlingieri


  • 3: “The Pharmacy of Genes: Drug Development for Genetic Diseases” with Natalie Ciaccio of Biomarin
  • 10: “Engineering Solutions to Ecological Collapse: The Case of International Wetland in Mar Menor, Spain” with Douglas Charlton


  • 7:  “Videogame Development and the Early Days of LucasArts” with David Fox of Electric Eggplant
  • 14: “Redwoods, Roots, and Fungi: Exploring Plant Physiology and Ecology” with Claire Willing of UC Berkeley


Apply for a Spring MSS Internship here.

  • 31: Online Spring 2019 Marin Science Seminar Internship applications due