Between Paradise and Peril, Feb 7, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
We are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, but living in paradise can also present challenges! UCSC Professor Gary Griggs discusses the fascinating natural disaster history of the Monterey Bay, from earthquakes and landslides to floods, droughts, El Ninos, and cliff erosion as described in his new book entitled Between Paradise and Peril. This event is free, but seating is limited. Reservations are requested.
REGISTER HERE. Patrick J. Fitz Wetlands Education and Resource Center located at the top of Pajaro Valley High School at 500 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville.
32nd Annual Migration Festival, Feb 9, 11am to 4pm
Fly, swim, waddle, walk, bike, or drive as you migrate to Natural Bridges State Beach for a full day of activities that celebrate the migration of whales, butterflies, birds and the many creatures that travel. The park will host migratory animal talks, active kids’ games, crafts, skits, live music by the nature-loving 5M’s Band, over 20 organizations’ educational booths and displays, and a “migration passport” that you can complete at the festival! Food and beverages will also be available. For more information, call (831) 423-4609 x 8. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
San Francisco: Still Wild At Heart, Feb 9, 7 pm @ Rio Theatre
Community Free Days, Feb 12. 10 am – 5 pm
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is open to the community free of charge on: Feb 12, July 4, Nov 28, Dec 24, Dec 25, Dec 31
Sanctuary Speakers Series, Feb 21, 7 – 9 pm
Join Save Our Shores for a conversation with author Dr. Stephen Palumbi, Professor at Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University, and Dr. Mark Carr, Professor of Biology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz, as they discuss the fascinating history of Monterey Bay and the people who have had an impact on both human and marine inhabitants. We are co-sponsoring this event with Friends of Aptos Library. The introduction will be by Nicole Crane who teaches at Cabrillo College in the Marine Biology and Environmental Sciences Department.