The Museum and its partners host many lectures at the Museum.
Why do we drink and abuse alcohol? In this talk, biologist and author Robert Dudley will provide a deep-time, interdisciplinary perspective on today's patterns of alcohol consumption and abuse. Follow the link between the fruit-eating behavior of arboreal primates and the evolution of the sensory skills required to identify ripe and fermented fruits that contain sugar and low levels of alcohol. In addition to introducing this new theory, Dudley will touch on the medical and social impacts of alcoholism. Admission to the lecture is $5 (free for Museum Members).
SPONSORED BY HILTON GARDEN INN MONTEREY.
All monthly Audubon meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum on the second Tuesday of the month. All meetings are free and members and non-members are welcome!
Join Sustainable Pacific Grove and the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural HIstory for a special event launching the new book "Ed Ricketts from Cannery Row to Sitka, Alaska," on Thursday, December 10, beginning at 7 p.m.
Adults and children are all welcome to hear from gem and mineral experts and enthusiasts at the Carmel Valley Gem and Mineral Society monthly meetings. These free monthly meetings are held at the Museum at 7pm on the second Friday of each month (except June and December.) Interested members are also welcome to attend the club's board meeting, held at the same location one hour before the general meeting.
Join coastal biologist David Shonman as he weaves a story about how the wind, waves, ocean currents, and rivers interact with plants and animals (including people) to create, maintain and sometimes damage these simple but intriguing coastal systems.
In this lecture, geologist Ed Clifton will explore the process of subduction, which involves the collision of two tectonic plates and results in one sliding below the other. He will illustrate how the Big Sur coast provides an excellent, ancient example of this process. The talk will conclude with an examination of past and future geological hazards that attend the West Coast, including volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Admission is $5 (free for Museum Members)