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The First Monday of Each Month




The first Monday of every month, seniors 65 and better can enjoy the Science Center exhibits, a show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater and a lecture on the quietest day of the month for only $10! No coupons or additional discounts are accepted. The Fleet's doors will open at 10 a.m. on the first Monday each month to get Senior Monday started. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the galleries and special senior discounts in Craveology and the North Star Science Store.

Sharp Minds Lecture Series for Adults

Join local scientists to learn about a variety of topics as they share their latest research in a friendly and exciting environment. Sharp Minds lectures begin at 10:30 a.m. on the first Monday of the month (except Labor Day) and are held in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.

The Sharp Minds lecture is free with purchase of the noon theater ticket. Tickets are required to attend the lecture and can be requested at the Ticket Counter. 


SCHEDULE

Date: June 3, 2019

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Noon Theater Show: National Parks Adventure

Prolonged sitting time impairs your health and reduces your life span - Get Up, Stand Up!  

The developed world enables us to spend a lot of time sitting down. On average, people of all ages spend at least half of their waking time sitting, with older adults spending the most time sitting. Sedentary time and sitting are associated with poor health outcomes and death. Interestingly, these risks are independent of guideline levels of exercise (150 minutes/week). Growing evidence suggests that changing your sitting patterns to effectively improve your health can be simple. Join us as Dr. Dorothy Sears tells us about the negative impact of sitting time on health and what you can do to reduce that. Spoiler alert – she’s not going to recommend exercise!

Bio

Dr. Dorothy Sears is Professor of Nutrition at Arizona State University College of Health Solutions and Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego.  She received her PhD at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been conducting cardiometabolic disease and cancer research since 1995.  Her scope of study spans the molecular to population health levels. Dr. Sears aims to identify novel health-promoting behaviors and associated therapeutic targets.  She is actively studying the health benefits associated with breaking up sitting time and circadian alignment of food intake. She leads multiple clinical studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.  Dr. Sears is passionate about mentoring women in STEM and is the past president of the Association for Women in Science-San Diego. Dr. Sears is actively engaged with the American Diabetes Association, raising diabetes awareness in communities and government locally and nationally. Dr. Sears credits her love for science to her 10th grade biology teacher, as his passion made her excited about biology, DNA and RNA.


 

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