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UCMP's CalDay 2017 schedule of events

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The UC Museum of Paleontology's annual Cal Day open house is coming up on Saturday, April 22, 2017, between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm. Find out more about previous UCMP Cal Days. Tours, displays and activities run throughout the day. All UCMP events take place in the Valley Life Sciences building; locations are noted in the schedule below.

Directions to campus and to the building.

9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30
Meet T. REX / Science@Cal: Snap a selfie with our T. rex and pteranodon at the UC Museum of Paleontology in Wallace Atrium! Drop on by to pick up paleo swag and, of course, our Museum Tour Tickets! Also get your Science@Cal Passport stamped here!  (Wallace Atrium, 1st floor VLSB)
Natural History Up Close: Explore up close some of the most fascinating specimens from the UC Berkeley Natural History Museum collections! Learn something new about animals, insects, and plants from California and far away places, from today and from millions of years ago. Get your Science@Cal passport stamped here! A Berkeley Natural History Museums collaboration, with support from the Department of Integrative Biology. (VLSB courtyard)
Fascinating Fossils: Elaborate Ornamentation from dinosaurs to microfossils: Amazing antlers, humongous horns, fancy frills, spectacular spikes, tenacious thorns, stupendous symmetry, and boundless beauty! Stop by the Museum of Paleontology to view and learn about these fascinating fossil features!(more in the VLSB 2nd floor courtyard). (1101 VLSB)   Fascinating Fossils: Elaborate Ornamentation from dinosaurs to microfossils (continued)

Tours of the UCMP Collections: Exclusive behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Museum of Paleontology fossil collections, not normally open to the public. Tours begin every half hour from 10am-11:30am, break, 1:30pm-3:30 pm.

Get your tickets early! Tours are limited to 15 people per tour.The free tickets, distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the tee shirt table (near the T. rex), go fast so come early! (Wallace Atrium, 1st floor VLSB)

  Tours of the UCMP Collections (continued)
Tours leave at 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00.

Fun With Fossils: Get your Junior Paleontologist Certificate! Dig around for real fossils like dinosaur teeth and bones at this fun activity!

10:00 -3:30pm (3007 VLSB)

  Fun With Fossils (second session)  
  Lecture:* Microbiomes in Health and Disease (2040 VLSB)10:00-11:00am ‹ What we know about our internal microbial communities - their roles in healthy living and disease, and some intriguing ideas about their contributions to evolution. Michael Shapira, Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology
  Lecture:* AmphibiaWeb's Response to the Global Emerging Infectious Disease (2040 VLSB) 11:00am-12:00pm ‹ About one-third of the world's amphibian species under threat of extinction, the latest being a disease targeting salamanders. AmphibiaWeb has partenered with US agencies to develop vulnerability models to monitor and combat this new threat. Michelle Koo, Associate Director of AmphibiaWeb, MVZ
  Lecture:* Invasion of the tree killers: invisible enemies in our forests! (2040 VLSB)12:00-1:00pm ‹ Everybody wants to be in California...including the tiny microbes which have traveled thousands of miles to harm our native trees. Matteo Garbelotto, Director of the U.C. Berkeley Forest Pathology Lab
› Ticks are the most important group of medically important arthropods in the United States, and California is no exception. The biology of ticks, their public health burden, risk factors for encountering them, and how to prevent tick-bites will be discussed. Robert Lane - Professor Emeritus of Medical Entomology Lecture:* Tick Talk (2040 VLSB)1:00-2:00pm  
› Bizarre creatures that seem straight out of the Wizarding World - but they really exist (or did in the past)! Sara ElShafie and Erik Sathe, IB Graduate Students Lecture:* Real World Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them (2040 VLSB) 2:00-3:00pm  

* Indicates lectures cosponsored by the Department of Integrative Biology.

Visit the official Cal Day site.