A new type of activity for BLPA, is a wildlife viewing activity! Point Reyes is home to an elephant seal population, massive 15-feet, 5000-pound seals with an elephant-like trunk. BLPA visited them in January 2019, where we saw them from a safe 200 feet distance. Massive males were lying on …
Water in frozen form is not only below 0 °C or 32 °F or 272 K, as we as postdocs all know, but also slippery and very solid as we experienced! A group of postdocs went out & experienced the feeling of graciously sliding over this frozen substance on thin …
The October hike took BLPA to Castle Rock State Park. We hiked among the big rocks via the Saratoga Gap Trail. We even climbed a few!
Living in the Bay Area means we should not only explore the land, but also the water of this place. After proper research, the perfect activity had been found for this: kayaking! Sitting on a boat paddling at a leisure pace, enjoying the water, the sun and the wind. It …
The July bike ride took a group of postdocs along the Bay Shore Trail and across the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island. There we hung out at the TreasureFest flea market.
They July edition of the BLPA Meet&Greet involved several chip dips. They were enjoyed in Lab cafeteria patio.
This July BLPA hike took us up to Angel Island. We took the ferry from Tiburon, hiked up to top of Mt Livermore and visited the Immigration Station. The weather was very beautiful, but sadly San Francisco was covered by the fog.
One of the best rides in the Bay Area is across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Our trail took us across the Bay (via BART), along the Embarcadero trail and the finally over the bridge itself. We ended the trip in Sausalito, where burgers and ice cream was enjoyed.
Let’s meet! BayAreaPostdocs Networking & Socializing picnic @DoloresPark in SF on June 2nd (2-5pm).
Welcome to our May new postdocs at Berkeley Lab!