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January 2018
Monday, January 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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6-session series begins on January 22 and occurs every Monday (except February 19) until March 5. Program time is 3:30pm-5:00pm.
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Afternoon Ecology – Winter 2018

Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City, CA, CA 94063 + Google Map
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Tuesday, January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dr. Baldo B. Marinovic “The Role of Krill in the Food Web”

Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965 + Google Map
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Monday, January 29 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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6-session series begins on January 22 and occurs every Monday (except February 19) until March 5. Program time is 3:30pm-5:00pm.
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Afternoon Ecology – Winter 2018

Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City, CA, CA 94063 + Google Map
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February 2018
Monday, February 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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6-session series begins on January 22 and occurs every Monday (except February 19) until March 5. Program time is 3:30pm-5:00pm.
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Afternoon Ecology – Winter 2018

Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City, CA, CA 94063 + Google Map
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Saturday, February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Gardening 101: Everything You Need to Know as a Beginner Gardener

The Plant Exchange, 4500 Lincoln Ave., Oakland, California 94602 + Google Map
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Monday, February 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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6-session series begins on January 22 and occurs every Monday (except February 19) until March 5. Program time is 3:30pm-5:00pm.
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Afternoon Ecology – Winter 2018

Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City, CA, CA 94063 + Google Map
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Monday, February 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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6-session series begins on January 22 and occurs every Monday (except February 19) until March 5. Program time is 3:30pm-5:00pm.
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Afternoon Ecology – Winter 2018

Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City, CA, CA 94063 + Google Map
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March 2018
Monday, March 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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6-session series begins on January 22 and occurs every Monday (except February 19) until March 5. Program time is 3:30pm-5:00pm.
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Afternoon Ecology – Winter 2018

Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City, CA, CA 94063 + Google Map
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Monday, March 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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6-session series begins on January 22 and occurs every Monday (except February 19) until March 5. Program time is 3:30pm-5:00pm.
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Afternoon Ecology – Winter 2018

Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City, CA, CA 94063 + Google Map
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Amphibians and Reptiles of the San Francisco Bay Area


Do you know your Diadophis from your Dicamptodon? Have you wondered about the biodiversity in your backyard? San Francisco Bay Area backyards and local parks are home to a diverse array of reptiles and amphibians. This workshop will introduce participants to the life history, identification, and conservation of our local snakes, lizards, salamanders, toads, frogs, and newts. Saturday will be spent...

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Advanced Ecology Winter Session registration is open


This 5-week long program for students age 9-14 takes an in-depth look at the scientific method and practices applying it to real hands-on marine science field research. Students and staff meet once per week and work cooperatively in a team to use scientific equipment and interact with live animals. They will learn the process of the scientific method, while applying it to take wrackline data while...

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UC California Naturalist Certification Program


This 40+ hour course combines classroom and field experiences. Discussion topics include geology, water, weather, soils, plants, forests, wildlife, interpretation, environmental issues, and citizen science. Students commit to weekly homework assignments and complete a capstone project of their choosing. Fee: $448.00 members, $560.00 non-members (includes tuition & certificate, $34.95 handbo...

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Vernal Pool Branchiopods Workshop


This workshop uniquely combines both the ID class and the 20 hours of wet season surveys required towards the Vernal Pool Branchiopods 10(a)(1)(A) permit. This class should get you the minimum quals needed for a wet season permit. Participants have the option of taking only the class or the field portions if they choose. The class will be taught in Davis, CA; and the field portions will choose thr...

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Introduction to California Lichens


Lichens are all around us and they have fascinating stories to tell to those who listen. This two day workshop will focus on developing skills for identifying common Bay Area macrolichens (foliose and fruticose lichens) to genus. We will begin with an introductory classroom session, where we will cover basic lichen anatomy and terminology, and discuss the roles lichens play in ecosystems, such as ...

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Introduction to Plant Morphology for the Botanically Curious


Prepare to put on your “plant goggles” for this beginner's guide to understanding what to look for in order to name your favorite plants. Learn about the diverse ways that plants adapt and present themselves to the world and how we can use this knowledge to inform plant identification. Discover endless possibilities for leaf shape and just exactly how many ways there are to describe plant hair...

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Introductory Plant Families for Botanical Rookies


Now that you have your “plant goggles” on, take the next step in your botanical exploration: learn to identify plant families! This workshop builds on concepts in plant morphology for new botanists and plant enthusiasts, taking it a step further to introduce the prominent plant families found in California in both native and cultivated environments. Working with fresh plant collections in the ...

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