This event occurs every 8 week(s) on Tuesday and Sunday.
Come join us was we explore the beauty and ecology of Marin County. The Master Class includes field trips and class sessions, 11 total over three months on Tuesdays Saturdays, September through November.
Students meet experts in their particular fields, offering history, insights, and critical scientific detail about the subject matter of that day. The dedication and caliber of our presenters and their willingness to dialogue with students creates a wonderful learning experience. Students learn: the historical efforts made to protect our open spaces; how our ecological systems have evolved; and to identify meaningful and effective strategies for environmental advocacy.
Field excursions expose Master Class students to leaders in Marin’s agricultural history, such as Albert Strauss (founder of the first organic dairy in the country), Cowgirl Creamery, the owners of Hog Island Oyster Company and the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT). Classes will visit the Tomales Bay watershed, and learn the importance of our wetlands and uplands, major defenders against rising tides and providers of critical habitat for our plant communities.
Communication and Advocacy Skills are also highlighted, in order to prepare participants to speak publicly with confidence and grace, stepping up to the podium defending his/her ideas, for preservation of our environment.Class Schedule
Saturday 9/8/18 | Orientation
Tuesday 9/11/18 | West Marin Agriculture and Mariculture
Saturday 9/15/18 | Geology Field Trip (shortened day)
Tuesday 9/25/18 | Plant Communities and Baylands
Saturday 10/6/18 | Marin's Public Lands
Tuesday 10/16/18 | Climate Change Mitigation
Saturday 10/27/18 | Climate Change Adaptation
Saturday 11/3/18 | Environmental Issue Analysis
Saturday 11/17/18 | Environmental Advocacy Strategies
Saturday 12/1/18 | Effective Communications
Tuesday 12/11/18 | Advocacy Speech Presentations
TBD - Spring 2019 | Project Presentations and Graduation
Environmental Forum of Marin
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