Kevin White hopes we can re-think our relationship to fire.
New Academy of Sciences Exhibit Explores Coastal California’s Giants of Land and Sea
A new Academy exhibit showcases iconic giants of the region while celebrating the details that make California unique.
Flower Piano: Music in Harmony with Nature
What began as an impromptu piano-playing performance on the coast of Half Moon Bay has blossomed into an annual, interactive celebration of music in nature.
A Landscape Shaped by Art in the Santa Cruz Mountains
At an artists’ retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a chance to see art and nature mix.
John Muir Laws and the Art of Slowing Down, Sitting Still, and Paying Attention
“As a naturalist, educator, and artist, I have found that my journal is the most necessary tool I carry into the field with me; it is even more necessary than my binoculars.”
Impressionism, Pointillism, Statistical Processing: Finding Truths in the Patterns of Nature
The beauty of science is that it really does search for truth. It is easy to follow the tracks and trails of one or several of nature’s patterns and yet be completely lost as to the whole picture.
The Beauty of an Atmospheric River
The forecast calls for big rain this weekend from an “atmospheric river,” a plume of moisture stretching thousands of miles across the Pacific and splashing onto land right smack on the Northern California coast.
The Man Who Sees the Trash
Richard James, who keeps the beaches of Point Reyes as litter-free as he can, has an obsessive eye for the discordant note of trash. His life as a park volunteer comes with a lesson: You learn strange things when you pick up after the world.
Planets on the Sand
The universe: sparse matter, mostly vacuum. Almost every year since 2004, Dave Grossman and Pat Mundy have installed a temporary scale model of the solar system on Stinson Beach to highlight the grand emptiness of much of the universe. Grossman … Read more
River of Words, Home to Roost at Saint Mary’s
Poet Robert Hass awakened a lifelong love of nature while a student at Saint Mary’s College. Now, River of Words, the art and poetry program he cofounded, has found a home at the college.