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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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Rob Cala’s Adventure in Nature Photography

October 19, 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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Renowned photographer and film-maker Robert Cala will take us through a photographic journey of onland creatures. Join for a fascinating look at intimate scenes of hummingbirds and other creatures captured beautifully.

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August 2019

Krista R. Herbe: Medicinal Properties of Bay Area Plants

August 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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Join Clinical Western Herbalist, Krista R. Herbe, RH(AHG), for a season centered look into the medicinal properties of Bay Area native plants. In this lecture scheduled for Saturday, Aug 17, at 5 pm, Krista will share how plants can provide nutrition, improve digestion, heal the skin, treat common diseases and boost the immune system. Highlighting the medicinal, energetic, and spiritual properties of individual plants & their European counterparts, she will also share a few common invasive species and how to use those ‘weeds’.

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San Pedro Creek Coalition: Informal Meeting

August 3, 2019 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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There will be an informational meeting of the San Pedro Creek Coalition at 4:30 on Saturday, August 3rd at the Visitor Center in San Pedro Valley Park.  

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July 2019

Morgan Stickrod: California Plant Diversity

July 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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Morgan Stickrod ‘s Saturday, July 6th, 5pm talk will highlight the amazing biodiversity and beauty of the native plants of
California, a flora we treasure and work hard to protect.

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June 2019

Craig Nikitas: Tracking the Cooper’s Hawk

June 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor’s Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd
Pacifica, 94044 United States
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Craig Nikitas, now Chief Operator at Bay Raptor Rescue, will deliver a program on the Cooper’s Hawk, a bird he’s come to know quite well; the photo at left shows him holding one he recently rescued in SF. The Program starts at 6pm on Sat, June 22, at our Visitor Center.

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