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A fun and educational activity for the entire family!

FEATURING: The Science of Natural Hazards

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    Celebrate our 8th Triennial event
     June 3 & 4, 2006
     10 AM - 4 PM

      The U.S. Geological Survey's showcase of scientific research at its Menlo Park Science Center will take place on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. The Menlo Park Science Center is located at 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park, California.

Location: 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA
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There is no admission charge. Although nearby parking lots are expected to be adequate, local residents are encouraged to walk or bicycle to the event. See the parking map for details.
Safety is our national priority. The Federal Protective Service will be providing security.
Pets will not be allowed, other than Certified Seeing-Eye or Assisted-Living animals.
• All exhibits will be wheelchair accessible. Handicapped parking will be available (see parking map).
• Limited food service will be available each day. Alternatively, many restaurants are nearby in downtown Menlo Park and Palo Alto, both of which are less than a mile away.

green square bullet imageTake advantage of this special opportunity to:

• Talk with scientists about their work
• Enjoy hands-on exhibits and displays of USGS research
• Learn about earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, tsunamis, and other natural hazards
• Learn about the dynamic environment of the San Francisco Bay Region
• See exhibits about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake
• Learn about biological-resource monitoring
• Learn about surface water pollution
• Learn about remote sensing
• Bring your favorite rock, fossil, or mineral for identification
• Purchase USGS and California Geological Survey books and maps
• Purchase autographed books by USGS authors, 1906 earthquake authors, mystery writers, and others
• Purchase earth science childrens books, puzzles, souvenirs, and more
• Watch award-winning videos
• Learn about the new partnership between the USGS and the California Geological Survey

.....And much more!

Talk to USGS Scientists about:
Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, landslides, floods, hurricanes

Our Bay Area Home: The dynamic physical environment of the San Francisco Bay Region

Special exhibits about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake

Environment: Climate change, biological-resource monitoring, surface and ground water pollution

Resources: Oil and gas, minerals

Landscape: Geologic mapping, coastal and marine science

Technology: New initiatives to provide geospatial data and science information for the Nation, real-time digital data on the Internet

And much more!
Interactive Displays
• Gold panning
• Dress like a Marine Scientist
• Food
Meet the Authors
Map sales
• Gift sales

Related Links
USGS 50 Years in Menlo Park
Self-guided campus tour
Rock and Garden campus tour
A History of USGS Menlo Park Open Houses

Contact USGS Natural Science Network for more information:
(650) 329-4390

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Schools & Groups
Schedule in advance
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Traditional American and Celtic music daily from Noon to 1 PM
The "duck in the weeds" logo designed by Warren Nokleberg

New Partnership
Your source for MAPS
California Geological Survey

Spread The Word
You are welcome to download and print an event flyer (2.59MB PDF)