Discovery Day Exhibitors T - Z 2011

Infineon Raceway

Saturday, November 5th

11 am – 4 pm

FREE EVENT Happening Rain or Shine!

This celebration will be the high point of North Bay Bay Area Science Festival (BASF) activities. Families are encouraged to attend this fun interactive event – it’s all designed to get kids excited about science, math, engineering and technology.

The Buck Institute is a major sponsor of the event, along with Agilent Technologies, BioMarin, Infineon Raceway and Kaiser Permanente. Major exhibitors include the Buck, Santa Rosa Junior College, Kaiser Permanente, Agilent Technologies, Lawrence Hall of Science and Sonoma State University.

Parking is free, including VIP parking for electric vehicles. Exhibits range from wildlife to genetics to robotics. For more details on the various exhibits, follow the links below. Here’s how to get to Infineon.

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North Bay Exhibitors

Radio Astronomy and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
UC Berkeley Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Center for Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research
Using a high performance spectrum analyzer, you will be able to “see” the radio signals all around you and “watch” your own wireless devices transmit.  Become involved with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence by analyzing data with SETI@home and Astropulse.

The Bay Model: Hydraulic Model of San Francisco Bay Estuary
United States Army Corps of Engineers
Learn about a working hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta watershed located in Sausalito. Chat with a ranger about the Bay Model and how it was used as a scientific tool by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for over forty years!

The Earth's Internal Heat Furnace - Geothermal Energy in the Western U.S.
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Learn about the geothermal resources that provides the energy for our society powered by the Earth's internal heat, which also drives plate tectonic motions that result in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

What’s In Your Wastewater?
Veolia Water and Novato Sanitary District Wastewater Treatment Plant
Do you know what’s in your wastewater? Use a microscope to see various biological life forms in wastewater. Learn about the wastewater treatment process.

Face-to-Face With Wildlife
Checkout the Nature Van filled with taxidermied native wildlife and other biofacts. Compare yourself to wild animals, and spin the wheel for a chance to take home an Earth Card!

The Breast Biologues: A Biology Dialogue About Breast Cancer and the Environment
Zero Breast Cancer and the Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center (BABCERC)
Learn how a normal breast develops and how exposures to potential cancer causing chemicals during specific points of development might influence future breast cancer risk. This 15-minute video, narrated by Peter Coyote, highlights some of the fascinating genetic and cellular insights we have gained about normal breast development and its relationship to breast cancer risk. Appropriate for ages 16 and up.

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