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September 2018

The Science and Uncertainty of Sea Level Rise

Tuesday, September 18 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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  Should we plan for 8 inches or 10 feet of sea level rise by the year 2100? A panel discussion and audience participation with David Behar and Jim Steele. David Behar is the Climate Program Director, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. He  manages climate adaptation policy for the SFPUC.  The SFPUC delivers drinking water to 2.6 million Bay Area residents, generates hydroelectric power, and manages wastewater and stormwater facilities in San Francisco. David served as founding chair of the Water Utility…

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The Value of the Pacifica Land Trust

Sunday, September 16 at 4:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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Join Kathy Kellerman for a talk about the acquisition and restoration  of lands, that are making Pacifica a more resilient and vibrant environment for all to enjoy. 

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How We Develop From a Single Cell to Us

Saturday, September 8 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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The August date has been changed to September 8th

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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July 2018

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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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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