March for Science, April 22, 2017

Read our blog article about CLEAR’s experience at the March (

Oakland Zoo Earth Day, April 16, 2017

Celebrating Earth Day at the Oakland Zoo, giving kids an opportunity to dress up like scientists and for visitors to share why science is important to them.

Berkeley Public Library, May 23, 2017

Sonia Chapiro and Virginia Markham gave presentations at the library as part of the “Popping the Science Bubble” event.

Berkeley Farmers Market, second Saturday of every month

Our students host a table at the Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market on every third Saturday of the month. It is a great opportunity for CLEAR members to practice explaining science to the public.

Science on Tap, May 18, 2017

Our CLEAR group celebrated Fascination of Plants Day by hosting a Science on Tap event at a bar in Oakland CA. These graduate students in plant and microbial biology want to get out into the community and just talk with people about science that might not otherwise have a reason to hear about plants and microbes. Polls have shown that the majority of people have never even met a scientists.  The CLEAR students want to change that!! They took along hops and barley so they could talk about the science of brewing and a bunch of Pop-It beads to demonstrate what goes on when you cross one plant with another.