The Naturalist Center is starting an adult book club called "Bookworms." All are welcome to join us for lively discussions of science-themed books. Meetings will be once a month at 6:30 pm in the Naturalist Center. The book club meetings are free, but please call the Naturalist Center at 415-379-5494 to reserve a space. Below are descriptions of the first two meetings.

What did Darwin learn on the Beagle? March 10th, 6:30 pm in the Naturalist Center

Charles Darwin spent almost five years on the H.M.S. Beagle journeying around the world. His book, The Voyage of the Beagle, is a travel memoir, an adventure story, and a scientific primer. In it Darwin observed nature and began to shape his thinking on evolution. Join us for discussion of the book focusing on Chapters, 1-4, 8-9 and 17.

Why We Need a Green Revolution, April 7th, 6:30 pm in the Naturalist Center

In honor of Earth Day this month, we will read Pulitzer Prize winning author Tom Friedman’s latest book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded. Friedman examines the global environmental crisis and offers suggestions on how we in the U.S. can change our energy practices and implement something he calls Code Green.

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