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Afternoon Scholars: A Lecture Series for Adults


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Oct 5 - Dec 7, 2009[days & times]
  • WHERE Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego
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  • AGES 65+
  • COST $6

Education Programs, IMAX® Films and Exhibit Galleries for $6!

Visit us on the quietest day of the month and receive a fabulous discount! The first Monday of every month, seniors 65 and better can enjoy the Science Center exhibits, an IMAX film and educational programming for only $6! No coupons or additional discounts accepted.

Join scientists from around the county to learn about a variety of topics as they share the latest information in a friendly and exciting environment. Each lecture takes place in the William & Grayson Boehm Community Forum from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Tickets to the lecture are limited and often sell out. Guests are encouraged to purchase lecture tickets by 11:00 a.m. and are welcome to enjoy the galleries and special senior discounts in the café and store before the lecture.

For current exhibits click here. Call (619) 238-1233 ext. 808 for more details.

12:30 Afternoon Scholars Lecture Topics:

October 5: “Compulsive Eating & Addiction-like Neuroadapations”
Obesity and eating disorders are critical global health problems that have emerged jointly with the increased availability of palatable food and the rise in dieting. This talk will review motivational, consummatory and metabolic changes that occur when palatable food is eaten intermittently, as well as examine addiction-like changes of stress and reward systems in the brain.

November 2: “The Lewis & Clark Expedition”
Join an animated James Thomas for an exciting look at the famous expedition to the pacific coast and back! Follow Lewis and Clark’s route as Thomas shares highlights of the expedition. A book signing will follow the talk. Plus, watch LEWIS & CLARK: Great Journey West in the IMAX Dome Theater at 2:00 p.m.

December 7: “Plant Pathology”
How did a microscopic organism on a potato lead to the mass migration of people? What is rust on a plant and how does it affect your food supply? These and many more topics from the world of plant diseases will be presented.

2:00 IMAX films:
LEWIS & CLARK: Great Journey West

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Visitors looking at a water conservation exhibit at the R...

Above: Visitors looking at a water conservation exhibit at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center on Senior Monday.


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