[Nov 14, 2015] California Academy of Sciences Steinhart Tour (San Francisco, CA)

Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by denzil, Jan 26, 2015.

By denzil on Jan 26, 2015 at 1:20 AM
  1. denzil

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    Information Posted on 10/24/2015

    Wahoo BAR is going to the Steinhart to do a Behind-the-Scenes Tour! We will be escorted below ground to see how the aquariums within the Steinhart Aquarium operate. You'll see how a professional aquarium maintains the tanks behind the front glass and how they uses large scale equipment to maintain their beautiful aquariums.

    Tour Information
    There will be two separate groups of 15 people each. One group will meet at 10:25AM and the other group will meet at 1:25PM. Meet at the Tyranosaurus Rex Skeleton in front. Each tour will last approximately 1 Hour. You will have to pay for your own general admission but the tour is free. Check out the rest of the CA Academy of Sciences after you're done.

    Your Tour Guide
    BAR we are so lucky! The tour will be led by Steinhart Aquarium Biologist, Matt Wandell, who was a speaker at MACNA 2015 in Washington DC this year. Matt is taking time out of his busy biologist schedule to give the club a tour of the facilities. You will get so much more information from Matt since the tours are normally led by volunteers/tour staff.

    This is a special opportunity that most people do not have access to so I really encourage you to ask him lots of questions! Like those Pygmy Seahorses he took care of. :)
    How To Sign Up
    Due to limited space we are limited to 30 people for this tour. Only Supporting Members can attend this tour which means no friends/family unless they are a supporting member. When November 9th comes, if there are open spots available, we can accommodate non club-members (familys, friends, lurkers) but you still have to choose a group and post in this thread.

    Matt will be leading two groups for this tour. One group will meet at 10:25AM and the other will meet at 1:25PM.

    Do not be late! We are leaving exactly at 10:30AM and exactly at 1:30AM.

    Post in this thread and let us know which group you want to be in.

    10:25AM Group (Meet at the T-Rex)
    1) @ChillyWilly
    2) @Nav
    3) @JKnox
    4) @Jay Lee
    5) @RobMcC
    6) @RobMcC Katherine
    7) @FangBlenny
    8) @DivingTheWorld
    10)@fixedpoint Daughter
    11) @jonmos75's Son.
    12) @fixedpoint Son

    1:25PM Group (Meet at the T-Rex)
    1) @naterock101
    3) @RussW
    4) @MolaMola
    6) @Rod Thompson
    8) @wpeterson's Wife
    9) @HiFidelity
    10) @HiFidelity's +1
    11) @biomimico
    12) @urabggr
    13) @urabggr gf

    Some of you RSVPd a long time ago but are not supporting members and we recently learned that the tour will be split so....I'm sorry your previous RSVPs are not helpful in setting this up.
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California Academy of Sciences Steinhart Tour
Start Date: Nov 14, 2015 12:30 PM
End Date: Nov 14, 2015 02:30 PM
Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles -08:00 PST

California Academy of Sciences Steinhart
55 Music Concourse Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118

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Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by denzil, Jan 26, 2015.

    1. DivingTheWorld
      Ok, I'm confused...I thought we already signed up for this and RSVP'd. Now that's wiped out and we need to jump back in line somewhere? Put me down for 10:25am. I still want to go as I was RSVP'd previously as well.
    2. tygunn
      Ah shoot I had originally rsvp'ed but my wife is away that weekend and I'll be hanging out with my 8yo daughter. So I'll have to un-rsvp. :( hopefully next year.
    3. Ahruk
      Tyler it seems the 1:25 spot is not very attractive. Keep your hopes up. You can bring your daughter if spots don't fill up.

      Also there are now 15 spots available for both groups :)
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    4. fixedpoint
      Please sign me up for the 10:25am tour.
    5. Enderturtle
      Gotcha. Everyone there are now 15 spots open per group.

      Supporting Members get priority.

      If November 8th comes, and if there are spots available. We will open spots up to non-club members but you still have to RSVP.
    6. jonmos75
      If room is available my wife & son would go, but that is only if there is room....

      Thanks Mike @Enderturtle & other BOD for getting this coordinated I have been waiting for a year for this event...
    7. Enderturtle
      :) wait for that november 8th date. Once November 8th comes, I'm opening it up to non-members.

      The 1PM time slot isn't filling up very fast.
    8. tygunn
      My issue is I've got my 8yo daughter tagging along with me that day and she can't do the tour..

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    9. wpeterson
      I'm in for the 1:25pm tour + wife & baby (if possible).
    10. MolaMola
      1:25 tour please, for me and for RussW, my husband (supporting member). Looking forward to it!
    11. 2manyhobbies
      I will go for the 1:25 tour.
    12. Newjack
      Hey BAR members that will be attending the tour. I've got 2 General admission tickets for anyone that needs them. I am a member of the Academy of Sciences (season pass holder). They give me tickets every year with my renewal. I know a general ticket bought at the window is quite pricey especially for anyone watching their budget. Hit me up if you need them. " FREE" to any supporting member. ( if you need the tickets for a spouse or child, that's fine too) I live in San leandro a few miles away from aquatic collection.
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    13. 2manyhobbies
      Newjack, since no one appears to have taken you up on your offer, I would gladly take one of your tickets. Need an address as to where to send them, let me know!
    14. Rod Thompson
      Rod Thompson
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    15. Rod Thompson
      Rod Thompson
      I am a new member. I plan to attend the 1:25PM Steinhart tour on Nov 14, 2015. See you there, Dave!

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    16. spalincoln
      I would like to attend the 1:25PM Steinhart tour on Nov. 14, 2015

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    17. Enderturtle
      Thanks for offering the free admission tickets Newjack! Very generous!

      Rod and Spalin I added you both to the list!

      Tomorrow we will start accepting non-members for this tour so please RSVP and claim your spots if you plan on bringing non-members (family, friends, etc).
    18. Newjack
      All my freebie tickets are pending. I will post up again if members fall through. Thanks everyone for your interest
    19. 2manyhobbies
      Question? Are cameras allowed during the tour?
    20. Enderturtle
      Yes cameras have been allowed for the past tours so I assume they will be allowed this time.

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