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.

May 30, 2019 - 7:00 PM (PDT)

May 30, 2019 - 7:00 PM (PDT)

Learn how... 

*Remote sensing technology reveals surface traces of the fault covered by trees and buildings.

*Greater fault length and linkages to neighboring faults make larger earthquakes possible and so much more!

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April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019



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Upcoming dates for 2019

  • June 27th - Paul Steblein - USGS Wildland Fire Science Research
  • July 25th - Jake Weltzin - National Phenology Network: 10 Year Anniversary


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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