Nature: Bears of the Last Frontier Preview and Discussion with Chris Morgan

Join KCTS 9 at Seattle Public Library's Central Branch for a special evening with adventurer and bear biologist Chris Morgan. Watch preview excerpts from Nature: Bears of the Last Frontier, the story of his year-long motorcycle odyssey deep into Alaska’s bear country and hear first-hand accounts from Chris about the resiliency and adaptability of these majestic animals as they struggle to survive in five diverse Alaskan ecosystems: coastal, urban, mountain, tundra, and pack ice.

"Stonewall Uprising" Community Screening

On June 28, 1969, the gay community experienced what one reporter called its "Rosa Parks moment.” NYC police raided a Greenwich Village Mafia-run gay bar, The Stonewall Inn, but for the first time ever, the patrons refused to be led into paddy wagons setting off a violent three-day riot that launched the gay rights movement.

The Modern Legacy of Ancient Viruses at Eastside Science Cafe

In the past century, we’ve seen outbreaks of new viruses such as HIV, SARS, and several flu strains, but what about the viruses that came before them? These ancient, extinct viruses (“paleoviruses”) affect modern humans, too. Join Dr. Harmit Malik from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to learn how these prehistoric germs have not only shaped our immune system, but also contributed to the repertoire of human genes.

History Is______ at History Cafe

History is…inventive, dangerous and always changing. Join us this month to watch the winning films of MOHAI’s break-through History Is______ film competition, then discuss the ways in which history is (or isn’t) relevant to your everyday life.

Building a Collective Digital World—Queen Anne Science Cafe

What if you could create three-dimensional models of Yellowstone National Park or the Eiffel Tower from a bunch of vacation snapshots? The May Queen Anne Science Café will feature Microsoft’s Blaise Agüera y Arcas, who co-created Photosynth, software that does just that. Join us for a discussion on the challenging field of “computer vision” and how it may bring us a 3D collective representation of the world, crowdsourced by ordinary people like you and me using our digital cameras and phones.

KCTS 9 Sidewalk Sale and Open House

Join us for the annual KCTS 9 Sidewalk Sale and Open House. The sale will take place on the south (Republican Street) side of the building from 8:00 a.m. until noon.

This is your chance to pick up DVDs, CDs, books, gifts, furniture, equipment and more! Cash and checks only, please, and all sales are final.

After you’ve done some shopping, join us on a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the KCTS 9 Studios, and enjoy some light refreshments on the set of KCTS 9 Cooks. We hope to see you there!

Preventing Childhood Obesity Workshops

KCTS 9 and PCC Natural Markets are pleased to present community workshops on Preventing Childhood Obesity. The series of 12 workshops begins at the PCC Natural Market in Greenlake on Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 10:00 a.m.—noon.

Take a walking tour of PCC, taste sample offerings, and learn strategies to support healthy choices for children’s growing bodies. Limited space is available. Reserve your spot today at kids@KCTS9.org or by calling 800.930.6060.

Earthquake Hazards in the Pacific Northwest at Eastside Science Cafe

After one of the worst disasters ever recorded hit Japan, it's the number one topic right now: earthquakes. Join Thomas Pratt, PhD; University of Washington and U.S. Geological Survey for April's Eastside Science Café.

Nanomaterials for HIV prevention at Queen Anne Science Cafe

How can nanotechnology be used to outsmart HIV, one of the greatest public health threats of our time? Come to the April Queen Anne Science Café and talk with UW Bioengineering professor Kim Woodrow about her research on very tiny particles—nanomaterials—that can prevent HIV infection by imitating some of the virus’ own tricks.

Vehicle Emissions - What's in your Tailpipe at Tacoma Science Café

Cars, trucks, boats, and snowmobiles—they all have combustion engines that produce toxic gases like dioxide, carbon monoxide, unburnt or partially burnt fuel (hydrocarbons), and nitrogen oxides. Come learn why these gases are of concern and how they differ with different types of vehicles.

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