THIS MONTH'S TOPIC: San Francisco's Primeval Waterscape
Did you know that the southeastern portion of San Francisco was once dominated by the watersheds of two large creeks, Mission and Islais, while large parts of the north and west of the city had no creeks at all because they were covered with sand dunes? Our waterscape has changed dramatically over the years, from the natural creek- and dune-scape to today's modern sewersheds. Come learn about the unique features of San Francisco's primeval waterscape and find out how the city used and abused its many creeks and lakes as it grew into the modern metropolis we call home. The Oakland Museum of California's Christopher Richard will explain the geological and political history of this transformation and will take us on a virtual tour of the remaining free-running creeks in San Francisco (which you can visit!).
ABOUT THE SERIES: Ask a Scientist is an informative, entertaining, monthly lecture series, held at a San Francisco cafe. Each event features a speaker on a scientific topic, a short presentation, and the opportunity to ask all those burning questions that have been keeping you up at night. No tests, grades, or pressure…just food, drinks, socializing, and conversation about the universe’s most fascinating mysteries.
Official Website: http://www.askascientistSF.com
Added by fourquarts on November 14, 2009