Let's launch the Club's Platforum Citizen Science series in true science style with the California Academy of Science's Nightlife. Be a citizen scientist for a night and learn all about large-scale and local projects that depend on data collected by everyday folks. Participate in big crowdsourced data collection and visualization projects through iNaturalist and Zooniverse, web-based portals with projects ranging from mapping the lunar surface to tracking badger sightings. Plus, check out the plethora of opportunities to help document life in your own backyard as part of ongoing citizen science biodiversity projects organized by the Academy and others. Every Thursday evening, NightLife features music, cocktails and cutting-edge science for adults ages 21 and up.
Location: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco
Cost: $12 general admission, $10 Commonwealth Club and Cal Academy members. Purchase tickets here . Club members can receive the special $10 price by using discount code CWCLUB (all caps). After selecting the date and the number of tickets on the ticketing page and adding them to your cart, on the next screen, there is a box in the middle of the page where you enter the code then click the “Apply Discount” button.
Also know: Sponsored by Ernst & Young and the Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation.