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April 2018

How Gaia Can Protect Against Ocean Acidification

Saturday, April 21 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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In a tribute to Dr. Lynn Margulis' pioneering research and her promotion of Gaia theory,  we explore how symbiosis has generated both new life forms and ecological interactions that now regulate global ecosystems. Margulis demonstrated that it is the  "cooperation between species" that has dramatically promoted a more resilient biosphere. Exploring the latest research on the interactions of marine organisms and climate change clearly demonstrates why it takes a biological  village to maintain resilient ocean ecosystems

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May 2018

Plant Micro-Habitats in San Pedro Park and Vicinity

Saturday, May 5 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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Mike Vasey will give a brief talk at 10 AM about the micro-climates and micro-habitats of San Pedro Valley Park followed by a hike up the Brooks Falls and Montara Mountain trails to the fire road and then down to some outstanding rocky outcrops above the saddle between Montara Mountain and San Pedro Mountain.

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Bird Song Walk

Sunday, May 13 at 8:00 am - 10:00 am
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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During a short walk around the park, Jim will introduce his techniques for characterizing birdsong into manageable "chunks" allowing you to identify a bird by its song. This repeat of the April walk is great for beginners as well as a good refresher for those who attended in April.

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June 2018

The Marvelous Diversity of Arthropods and Their Defenses

Monday, June 25 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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In a presentation designed for children from kindergarten through 8th grade, Stephanie Doyle, aka the Beetle Lady, will discuss the amazing diversity of arthropods and highlight some of their fascinating  defenses. She will bring live arthropods to observe and then lead the kids outside to sample our local insects.

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July 2018

Nature Journaling for Families with John Muir Laws

Thursday, July 5 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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How do you create memories that last? Do you want to improve your nature drawing skills? Would you like to keep a nature journal with your family? Bring pencils a, colored, pencils, and a sketch pad for each family member for a two-hour workshop to get you journaling together. This is an activity for everyone, adults are the role models and kids are the inspiration.

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Awesome Metamorphosis!

Saturday, July 28 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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In her 2nd presentation designed for children from kindergarten through 8th grade, Stephanie Doyle, aka the Beetle Lady, brings her second delightful presentation that will discuss the amazing transformation that so many insects undergo. From worm-like larvae, many insects magically transform into the curious and beautiful adults that we know as butterflies, beetles and flies. Others look the same and just grow wings.

Stephanie will bring live arthropods to observe and then lead the kids outside to sample our local insects.

To learn more about the Beetle Lady visit her webpage at http://www.beetlelady.com

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August 2018

How We Develop From a Single Cell to Us

Saturday, August 4 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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Carmen Domingo is the Dean of San Francisco State University's College of Science and Engineering and national leader in promoting women in science. We are honored to have her present her insights from her research in developmental biology describing how a single cell can divide and differentiate to produce all the wonderful organs and tissues that assemble into the amazing individual that you are.

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