Middle School Students

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Volunteers will focus on removing Douglas-fir seedlings from the oak woodlands along the Taylor Trail.
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Stroll through an old-growth redwood forest, hear tall tales, soar in the sounds and smells, and hear the historical and ecological story of Muir Woods.
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Entrance fee to Muir Woods is free only on April 15-16 and April 22-23 and not the entire week of National Park Week.
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Advances in recent decades have allowed amateur astronomers to produce deep space and planetary pictures that rival those taken by professional observatories. This presentation will provide an overview of off-the-shelf instruments and methods anyone, with perseverance and patience, can use to take amazing astronomical images.
Visitors at the Nike Missile Site
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NIKE Missile Site SF-88
Veterans of the Nike site share their first-hand stories and experiences at the only restored Nike Missile Site in the country.
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Galileo Galilei developed a new method for reliably comprehending the world around us and, accordingly, has been called the father of modern science. We will learn how Galileo‰ЫЄs celestial observations dramatically changed our understanding of the universe and our place in it.
Visitors at the Nike Missile Site
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Battery Townsley
This restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site has intriguing stories to tell.
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Discoveries by NASA‰ЫЄs Kepler Mission suggest there are billions of potentially habitable worlds in the Milky Way galaxy. What has the study of planets within and beyond the Solar System taught us about our own planet Earth? And what‰ЫЄs next in the search for life beyond the Solar System?
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Much of what we think we know about space comes from film and television, but Hollywood‰ЫЄs job is more often to entertain than to educate. In this presentation, we will sort fact from fiction, taking a tour through the worlds of Star Trek, Star Wars, and much more.
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Do you ever wish we could look back in time? We can, by studying the cosmic microwave background (CMB), which reveals the fiery early universe when it was only 0.003% of its present age. This talk will show how studying the CMB allows us to learn about the origin, composition, and ultimate fate of the universe.