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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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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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May 2018

Trail Work and Barbecue

Saturday, May 19 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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Help our Rangers and Friends with trail maintenance and the control of invasive species. Meet at the Visitors Center at 9 AM. Then return to the VC  and enjoy a noon barbecue with other Friends of San Pedro Valley Park.

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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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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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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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Bird Song Walk

Saturday, April 14 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.

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Creepy Critters for Kids

Tuesday, April 10 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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Wildlife Assocatiates will bring a boa constrictor, tortoise, alligator, tarantula and monitor lizard live and  "on stage",  to the Visitor Center of San Pedro Valley Park .

Expert handlers plan to "dispel myths and explore the importance these animals have in nature's diverse web of life", helping us see the significance of their existence, as well as that of the reptiles and spiders of our Park.

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March 2018

Ferns of San Pedro Valley Park

Saturday, March 31 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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A 1 PM talk on fern biology and identifying characteristics followed by a hike to observe the parks ferns

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John Muir Laws’ Brooks Falls, San Pedro Valley Park Field trip

Sunday, March 25 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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Join John Muir Laws' Nature Journal Club as he demonstrates field botanical illustration techniques and how to draw a waterfall.

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