Explore the Earth’s “critical zone” – where rock meets life. And discover how top climate researchers are exploring the secrets within a raindrop in order to better understand how the availability of water resources changes as a result of human activities.
A conference initiating the science emphasis of the National Park Service (NPS) centennial takes place March 25-27 on the Berkeley campus, exactly a century after an historic conference at Cal paved the way for the 1916 birth of NPS.
A conversation with U.S. Secretary of the Interior The Honorable Sally Jewell, President of the University of California Janet Napolitano, Historian and Author Douglas Brinkley, and Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley Nicholas B. Dirks
Pulitzer Prize winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel and UCLA professor of geography Jared Diamond discussed his most recent book about how traditional peoples differ from members of modern industrial societies in their reactions to danger.
A conversation with Kathleen Merrigan, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture under President Obama, and Michael Pollan, Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism, UC Berkeley. Emmy award-winning reporter Linda Schacht, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, moderated this event.
A special screening of "California Forever: Parks for the Future," part two of a PBS program that takes us on a journey through California's magnificent state parks and presents the challenges they face. Then, filmmakers and experts shared how we can manage and steward the state's natural and cultural resources for future generations.