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August 2018

Nature Book Club

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

BOOKS UNDER THE BOWER

Monthly Book Club at China Camp State Park

             August’s selection:

The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions”PART 2

by David Quammen

July’s event covered the first half of this stimulating book- August’s discussion will cover the second half:

“The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message… In The Song of the Dodo, we follow Quammen’s keen intellect through the ideas, theories, and experiments of prominent naturalists of the last two centuries. We trail after him as he travels the world, tracking the subject of island biogeography, which encompasses nothing less than the study of the origin and extinction of all species. Islands are where species most commonly go extinct — and because, as Quammen points out, we live in an age when all of Earth’s landscapes are being chopped into island-like fragments by human activity.

Through his eyes, we glimpse the nature of evolution and extinction, and in so doing come to understand the monumental diversity of our planet, and the importance of preserving its wild landscapes, animals, and plants. “

-Exerpt from Goodreads.com

When: Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Time: 7pm-8pm  

Meeting Place: China Camp Village Museum, China Camp State Park

Please RSVP to chinacamp.programs@gmail.com or (415)456-0766

Please bring warm clothing, water and snacks.

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Date:
August 19
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beginning Birding Part 1:Discussion

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Beginning Birding:

What Birds Tell Us About the Health of Habitats

How can you tell if an ecosystem is healthy? One way is to look for the species diversity of our avian friends! In this two-part beginners birding class you will learn to identify common birds that reside within different habitats along the San Pablo shoreline while understanding how their population numbers and species diversity reflects the health of the local environment. This class also includes beginning instruction on how to effectively use a bird identification guide and binoculars.

 

Jerry Coe is a naturalist and mountaineering guide with over 8 years of intensive training in ornithological identification. He spent 15 years as a volunteer in the Great Basin, Nevada doing “Point Count surveys” to study health of habitats and has lead guided expeditions all over the world.

 

Lecture and Discussion-  Friday, August 24th, 6-7pm

Bird Walk in the ParkSaturday, August 25th, 8am-10am

 

Cost for both events: Members: Free

                                     Non-Members:$5

 

To find out the meeting locations please RSVP. Space is limited and reservations are required.   To reserve, send email to: chinacamp.programs@gmail.com, or call (415) 456-0766. Please indicate a) the date of the program you would like to reserve b) your name, c) your phone number, d) the total number of places you are reserving.

We will reply to confirm your reservation.

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Date:
August 24
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Beginning Birding Part 2: Bird Walk

August 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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August 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

BEGINNING BIRDING:

WHAT BIRDS TELL US ABOUT THE HEALTH OF HABITATS

How can you tell if an ecosystem is healthy? One way is to look for the species diversity of our avian friends! In this two-part beginners birding class you will learn to identify common birds that reside within different habitats along the San Pablo shoreline while understanding how their population numbers and species diversity reflects the health of the local environment. This class also includes beginning instruction on how to effectively use a bird identification guide and binoculars.

 

Jerry Coe is a naturalist and mountaineering guide with over 8 years of intensive training in ornithological identification. He spent 15 years as a volunteer in the Great Basin, Nevada doing “Point Count surveys” to study health of habitats and has lead guided expeditions all over the world.

 

Lecture and Discussion-  Friday, August 24th, 6-7pm

Bird Walk in the Park – Saturday, August 25th, 8am-10am

 

Cost for both events: Members: Free

Non-Members:$5

 

To find out the meeting locations please RSVP. Space is limited and reservations are required.   To reserve, send email to: chinacamp.programs@gmail.com, or call (415) 456-0766Please indicate a) the date of the program you would like to reserve b) your name, c) your phone number, d) the total number of places you are reserving.

We will reply to confirm your reservation.

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Date:
August 25
Time:
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Park Champions Work Morning

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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August 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Do it all in China Camp State Park!

Our intrepid volunteers will be doing a variety of tasks, from wood splitting to painting to vegetation trimming.

Lunch, tools, and a friendly team will be provided.

Kids 14-17 welcome with parent.

Sign up at CalParks, so we can plan for lunch and logistics.

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Date:
August 25
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Full Moon Tai Chi

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Friends of China Camp as we provide our first ever Full Moon Tai Chi class at China Camp Point in China Camp State Park. Martial Arts instructor Will Yturriaga will lead us in a gentle moving meditation while the full moon rises and casts glittering light across the bay. This event is open to all ages.

Date: August 25th 2018

Time:  7:30pm sharp – 8:30pm

Admission: $20 per person

There is a limited number of spaces and reservations are required.

RSVP to chinacamp.programs@gmail.com or (415)456-0766 to sign up.  If rain is predicted, you will be notified if  the event is cancelled. Please bring warm clothing and a flashlight. We will meet at 7:30pm sharp.

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Date:
August 25
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sunday Hiking Program

August 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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August 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

GUIDED HIKING PROGRAM

Explore China Camp With a Naturalist

Learn about the abundant wildlife in the area.

See amazing views of the park.

Get Outside and exercise by the glittering bay.

Join naturalist  Harold Hirsch for guided Sunday morning hikes at China Camp.

Hikes range from easy to moderate, ranging from 1.5 to 2 miles. Please bring appropriate hiking gear, warm clothing water, snacks, sunscreen and a hat.

  • 8/5 Turtleback Trailhead- 9:30am Easy Family Friendly hike. 3/4 mile.      Topic: Marshland ecology
  • 8/12  Village Parking Lot by China Camp Point – 9:30am. Easy Hike. 2-3 miles.  Topic: Summer wildlife!
  • 8/19  Back ranch meadows- 9:30am Intermediate.  2 miles.      Topic:Oak woodlands!
  • 8/26 Knight Drive – 9:30am Intermediate.  2 miles. Topic: Bay vistas

This hike is brought to you by Friends of China Camp. If you are bringing more than 5 people, please RSVP to chinacamp.programs@gmail.com or (415)456-0766, otherwise you can just show up!

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Date:
August 26
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am

September 2018

Heritage Day – Save the Date

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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September 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Heritage Day is China Camp State Park’s yearly celebration of our history.  We’re still working on the details, but we’ve already got enough to make you cancel all your other engagements and join us at the Village!

Be dazzled by the traditional Lion Dance Team from Marin Chinese Cultural Association!

Enjoy music by Stephen Shen!

Visit display booths by San Rafael Fire Foundation, Marin History Museum, and more!

Art work for sale by local artists  –  crafts for the children – fans and paper dragons!

A walking history tour of the village by one of our docents  –  sale of T-shirts, photo cards, horoscope necklace and Chin Camp hats!

$5 parking fee  –  shuttle from the Ranger Station. All monies collected go to preserving and maintaining this beautiful park by Friends of China Camp!

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Date:
September 22
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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