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February 2018
Wednesday, February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
From Gutters to Garden

From Gutters-to-Gardens: Maximizing Rainwater in your Garden!

Ray Miller Community Center, 216 E School Street , Cotati , California 94931 + Google Map
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Thursday, February 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day 8 of the month, repeating indefinitely

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Protect the Pallid Manzanita

Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, California 94619 + Google Map
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Saturday, February 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 9, 2018

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Stewardship Workday at the Fitch Mountain Preserve

Fitch Mountain, 908 Chanticleer Way, Healdsburg, CA 95448 + Google Map
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Saturday, February 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

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You’re Invited to our Second Saturday on the Richmond Greenway!

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Saturday, February 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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WWII in the Shadow of Mt. Tam

Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965 + Google Map
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Saturday, February 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on February 10, 2018 at 1:30pm

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Trekking the Model

Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965 + 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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Sunday, February 11 @ 8:15 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on Sunday Mornings
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Sunday Morning Ecology Sail to the Marin Headlands

Schooner Freda B, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 907, Sausalito, CA 94965 + 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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Wednesday, February 14 @ 9:30 am
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Every Wednesday, 9:30-12:30
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Sutro Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day

Mount Sutro Native Plant Nursery, 476 Johnstone Dr., San Francisco, California 94131 + Google Map
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Thursday, February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Rocks, Minerals, and Folks Presentation with geologist, Dr. Jane Nielson

Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, California 95401 + Google Map
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Saturday, February 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Ruth Bancroft’s Celebration of Life

The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 + Google Map
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Sunday, February 18 @ 8:15 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on Sunday Mornings
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Sunday Morning Ecology Sail to the Marin Headlands

Schooner Freda B, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 907, Sausalito, CA 94965 + Google Map
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Sunday, February 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Laguna Watershed Perspectives: Taylor Mountain Regional Park Walk

Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 + Google Map
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Wednesday, February 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hike with the Friends

Wunderlich County Park, 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062 + Google Map
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Wednesday, February 21 @ 9:30 am
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Every Wednesday, 9:30-12:30
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Sutro Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day

Mount Sutro Native Plant Nursery, 476 Johnstone Dr., San Francisco, California 94131 + Google Map
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Wednesday, February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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What’s in a Bird Name?

Cubberley Community Center, Room H1, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California 94303 + Google Map
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Thursday, February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Dragonflies – Eagles of the Insect World Presentation with Kevin Munroe

Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road (corner of Occidental Rd), Santa Rosa, 95401 + Google Map
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Friday, February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Look & See Film Screening

Unitarian Universalist of Palo Alto, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306 + 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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