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October 2020

Corky Quirk and Her Live Bats – Zoom Webinar Presentation

Saturday, October 17 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mary Jean “Corky” Quirk is a favorite presenter at the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park lecture series with both children and adults. Yearly she gives us a talk and this time around, due to the pandemic, she will be coming to us live from Yolo County. Don’t miss this remarkable presentation which will give you a chance to see these cute little bats up close and to learn all about them. A program not to be missed!

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September 2020

Solving the Coral Reef Crisis– Zoom Webinar Presentation

Saturday, September 12 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Healthy coral reefs are a beautiful sight to behold and we shall have the opportunity to view some wonderful undersea photographs taken by Dr. Luiz Rocha. Regretfully the wonderfully productive ecosystems coral reefs create are under attack, being severely damaged, and declining. Join us for an illuminating talk on the reefs with a world renowned scientist and an elite deep water scuba diver.

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August 2020

Living with Mountain Lions – Zoom Webinar Presentation

Saturday, August 15 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Biologist and entrepreneur, Zara McDonald heads Felidae and The Bay Area Puma Project research programs. She will talk about mountain lions in the Bay Area, their biology and the recent changes our study has uncovered about these shy and elusive animals living at the urban edge.

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June 2020

Wildlife Corridors — Zoom Webinar Presentation

Saturday, June 27 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join us for Dr. Tiffany Yap’s lecture on the importance of wildlife corridors and habitat connectivity for native animals.

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Peninsula Watershed – Zoom Webinar Presentation

Saturday, June 13 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join us for Dr. Ellen Natesan’s lecture on our water supply system, the natural resources found in the Peninsula Watershed, and how global warming is affecting this very important system.

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February 2020

Creepy Critters for Kids Returns…

Tuesday, February 18 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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Thanks to the S.M. Co. Parks Foundation, we were able to secure this great Wildmind program on large reptiles: The Mojave tortoise, an awesome monitor lizard, a not-tiny alligator, a boa constrictor, and a bonus tarantula.

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Morgan Stickrod: Farallone Ecosystems

Saturday, February 15 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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Join us at 3pm on Saturday, February 15, for Morgan Stickrod’s program on the ecosystems of these craggy islands. In his own words: “A mere 30 miles offshore from the bustling metropolis of San Francisco, the Farallon Islands can seem more wild and remote than some of North America’s most geographically isolated wilderness areas.

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January 2020

Dr. Thomas Parker: Natural History of Fires In California

Saturday, January 25 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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Dr. V. Thomas Parker, who presented a program on the effects of climate change on California plants one year ago, will present again at 3pm on Saturday afternoon, the 25th of January. This time he will explore in some detail how wildfires have been a major ecological process in the “Golden State” for millennia, and how our state’s plants have adapted to it.

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November 2019

Corky Quirk’s “Acrobats of the Night” for the Family

November 9, 2019 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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Once again, Corky Quirk will bring live bats, disabled ones, to our Visitor Center, this time on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 3pm. However, they will still have the same voracious appetite that the flyers in the darkness have, as you will see when she dangles mealworms in front of their jagged-toothed mouths, realtime, on our screen.

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October 2019

Exploring the Night Sky

October 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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Amateur astronomer Bing Quock will give us a tour of the heavens, including seasonal constellations, notable deep-sky objects, & a sneak peek at a few upcoming astronomical events.

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