Public Lecture Series


The USGS Evening Public Lecture Series events are free and are intended for a general public audience that may not be familiar with the science being discussed. Our speakers are encouraged to thoroughly explain the subject matter being presented, and to define any words or terms that may be unfamiliar to those not having a background or familiarity with the material being presented.

February 27, 2020 - 7:00 PM (PST)

February 27, 2020  - 7:00 PM (PST)

From California to Cambodia - Surface Water Mapping Using Cloud-Based Remote Sensing

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January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019

The Rise of the USGS in Space Exploration: How the Astrogeology Science Center is integral to the past, present, and future investigation of the Solar System

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Upcoming dates for 2020

  • There will be no USGS Evening Public Lectures through 2020. Please check back here for details about newly scheduled 2021 Public Lectures.


Lectures are held at the USGS Menlo Park Campus in Building 3, 2nd floor Rambo Auditorium, Menlo Park, California. Visit our Locations page for the campus map and directions.

Monthly lectures are usually scheduled for the last Thursday evening of each month during most of the year but are occasionally presented on the preceding Thursday evening to accommodate our speakers. Also, the November and December lectures are scheduled earlier in the month to avoid conflicting with speaker and customer plans during the holiday season.


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