The Bay Area Science Forum

The Bay Area Science Forum (BASF) seeks to inform the general public on important issues in science and to provide local citizens the opportunity to discuss these issues with members of the scientific community. The goal of the BASF is to clarify current research and facilitate more informed decisions through an interactive dialogue. Increasing the awareness of issues facing us today will ensure a better tomorrow. We invite you to become part of this discussion.

About Us

The California Academy of Sciences is the oldest scientific institution in the West. Home to Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium, and the Kimball Natural History Museum, as well as world class research and education departments, the Academy's mission is to explore, explain, and protect the natural world.

Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. All faculty engage in scholarly research. In recent years, Stanford has launched university-wide initiatives on human health, the environment and sustainability, international affairs, and the arts.

The mission of the University of California Museum of Paleontology is to investigate and promote the understanding of the history of life and the diversity of the Earth's biota through research and education. UCMP is an active center of national and international research and houses one of the nation's largest collections of fossils as well as state-of-the-art facilities for the study of these fossils.