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.

August 29, 2019 - 7:00 PM (PDT)

August 29, 2019 - 7:00 PM (PDT)

Learn about the Pliocene World: Earth's Climate 3 Million Years Ago and How it Relates to our Future!

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July 25th, 2019

July 25th, 2019

Learn what the USA National Phenology Network and what it's been up to in the last 10 years! Find out how phenology helps humans adapt to a changing world. 


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Upcoming dates for 2019

  • September 26th - Western Ecological Research Center - Bat Ecology
  • October 10th - (Note the earlier date for this lecture).  Loma Prieta 30th Anniversary 
  • November - TBD 

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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