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November 2020

Online Naturalist Book Club

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oaxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks

Join us for a lively interactive program as we discuss Oliver Sacks’ book, Oaxaca Journal. Sacks recounts his exploration of southern Mexico, its rich culture and history, and his specific quest for a new botanical discovery. Friends of China Camp naturalist Harold Hirsch will lead our online group discussion via Zoom.

Excerpt from Goodreads.com:

The best-selling author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks is well know as an explorer of the human mind–a neurologist with a gift for complex, insightful portrayals of people and their conditions. However, he is also a card-carrying member of the American Fern Society, and since childhood has been fascinated by these primitive plants and their ability to survive and adapt in many climates. Oaxaca Journal is Sacks’s spellbinding account of his trip with a group of fellow fern enthusiasts to the beautiful, history-steeped province of Oaxaca, Mexico. Bringing together Sacks’s passion for natural history and the richness of human culture with his sharp eye for detail, Oaxaca Journal is a captivating evocation of a place, its plants, its people, and its myriad wonders

Date: Sunday, November 29

Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Venue: Zoom meeting (Details emailed to you once you reserve a space.) 

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Space is limited and reservations are required.

Free. Donations encouraged.

Questions?  Reach us at programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

You will be notified of cancellations via email.

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Date:
November 29
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

December 2020

Online: Indigenous History of the Bay Area

December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join naturalist Jerry Coe for an educational Zoom discussion as he discusses the pre-colonial settlements of the indigenous people in the San Francisco Bay Area. He will cover the history of the Miwok and Ohlone people, how they survived within the landscape, and some of their common cultural practices. It is estimated that there were over several thousand Coastal Miwok in the North Bay at the time of the Spanish arrival in 1769. Most of this population was dispersed within 100 years. Many died of European diseases. Miwok people still live in the Bay Area today, with the largest group at Graton Rancheria in Sonoma County.

 

 

 

Date: Thursday, December 17th

Time: 6pm-7pm

Location:  Zoom Meeting (Details will be emailed to you upon reservation)

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Space is limited and reservations are required. 

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

You will be notified of cancellations via email.

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Date:
December 17
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Online Migratory Birding Seminar

December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how to identify birds at China Camp with our free online course

Lesser scaup, ruddy duck, bufflehead… Bird species or… Shakespearian insults? These peculiar names actually belong to several migratory waterfowl species that one can currently find wintering  at China Camp. Want to learn how to view them and where to look? Join us for a special birding seminar on December 18th, where we will teach you what you need to know to get started as a birder. No birding experience needed.

This one-hour online seminar will give you the skills to identify common birds in the field and to effectively use essential tools like binoculars and bird guides. We will help you identify new birds by observing flight patterns, noting body shapes and sizes,  hearing songs, and looking for other clues to bird identification.

 

Jerry Coe is a naturalist with over eight years of intensive training in ornithological field identification. He spent 15 years as a volunteer in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park, using bird activities to assess the health of habitats. Jerry has also guided outdoor expeditions all over the world.

 

Date: Thursday, December 18

Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Venue: Zoom meeting (Details  emailed to you once you reserve a space.) 

REGISTER HERE

 

Space is limited and reservations are required. 

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

You will be notified of cancellations via email.

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Date:
December 18
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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