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The Gateway Science Museum offers a variety of exhibits and activities throughout the year. Each October and April the Museum presents a series of lectures entitled Museum Without Walls (MWOW). This series was established before the Museum was built next to Bidwell Mansion. Each four or five presentation series revolves around single broad topic. The fall 2018 series is also available.

Gateway Science Museum presents: Museum Without Walls

Wings and Feathers: Citizen Scientists and the World of Birds

Dr. Sarah Blackstone
Retired Dean of Fine Arts
University of Victoria, BC

Slide image from the "Wings and Feathers" presentation.The Gateway Science Museum welcomes back the former Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, Dr. Sarah Blackstone. Although her doctorate is in Theatre History, she learned to observe nature from her father and being raised on the prairie in Laramie, Wyoming. Dr. Blackstone shares what she has done to be a proactive citizen scientist and how she uses that knowledge to educate others. As an avid bird watcher, her presentation is centered around what she has discovered and her greatest interests. Presentation time: 1 hour, 2 minutes | Recorded: April 24, 2019 | View Now

Into Thinner Air: How pikas live on the roof of the world and implications for their persistence

Dr. Katie Andrea Solari
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Biology Department
Stanford University

Slide image from the "Into Thinner Air" presentation.On behalf of the Program for Conservation Genomics, Dr. Katie Andrea Solari shares her research and project findings on pikas. What is a pika? It is a small mammal resembling a mouse or hamster with slightly bigger ears. They live in mountainous countries of Asia, and there are also two species in North America. Dr. Solari has dedicated her professional life to understand the importance of pikas. Learn more about these furry creatures. Presentation time: 53 minutes | Recorded: April 17, 2019 | View Now

Elk in California: History, current status, and future of California’s largest land mammal

Tom Batter
PhD Student
University of California Davis

Decorative use: Image from Elk in California PresentationTom Batter, University of California, Davis, Mammalian Ecology and Conservation Unit, shares his California elk research. The main topic of his discussion is the rise and decline of elk populations throughout California’s history. Through various data collection such as satellite GPS collars, trail cameras, and UAVs they are able to prevent the extinction of different kinds of elk. As a PhD student, Mr. Batter is utilizing research techniques and modern technology to monitor and manage elk hunting. Presentation time: 1 hour, 6 minutes | Recorded: April 10, 2019 | View Now

Insects of Bidwell Park

Dr. Don Miller
Biological Sciences Department
CSU, Chico

Decorative use: Image from slideshow presentationDr. Don Miller explains his findings regarding insects in Bidwell Park. Among butterflies tales, aphids anecdotes, and Jerusalem crickets chronicles, Dr. Miller discusses local conservation efforts. In a surprising twist, he mentions Alfred Kinsey, his research on sexual behavior in humans, and its relation to cynipid gall wasps. Join him as he explores the diverse insect world of Bidwell Park! Presentation time: 58 minutes | Recorded: April 3, 2019 | View Now