Apr
11
Sat
Guided Walk at El Polin Spring @ El Polin Spring
Apr 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Guided Walk at El Polin Spring @ El Polin Spring

This guided walk explores El Polin Spring and the peoples, flora, and fauna who have thrived around this restored waterway for centuries. Led by Presidio Trust historian Dr. Barbara Berglund-Sokolov and archaeologist Dr. Kari Jones, the walk invites guests to hear the stories embedded in the landscape and take in the creek’s sights and sounds. Half-mile walk on boardwalk, unpaved trail, and sidewalks. This walk is the perfect introduction to The Fire Thieves poetry reading at 2 pm, but please register for each event separately.

Apr
18
Sat
National Junior Ranger Day @ Bay Model Visitor Center
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
National Junior Ranger Day @ Bay Model Visitor Center

Calling all aspiring Junior Rangers! Bring your most inquisitive young explorers by the Bay Model to explore this historic marvel through scavenger hunt, tours, garden activities, and waterfront exploration. Admission is always free, and each Junior Ranger will receive an engineer badge, stickers and other educational gift items.

Saturdays in the Garden @ Bay Model Visitor Center
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturdays in the Garden @ Bay Model Visitor Center

Interested in learning more about the Bay Model waterfront? Stop by the Native Plant Garden on Saturdays to enjoy the garden and learn the latest about natural resources and recreational opportunities on Richardson Bay. Be sure to visit us on these Saturday afternoons for special activities.

Earth Day: From Army Wings to Bird Wings @ Hamilton Park
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Earth Day: From Army Wings to Bird Wings @ Hamilton Park

In commemoration of Earth Day, learn about the US Army Corps of Engineers’ involvement in the transformation of the former Hamilton Field, U.S. Army Airbase into 1000 acres of restored wetlands. Learn more about the USACE environmental mission and other projects. Hike is approximately a 1.5-miles round trip on a fairly easy stretch of the Bay Trail. Ranger Linda will be waiting for you at the S. Hamilton Park parking lot at the end of Hanger Road in Novato. Rain will cancel hike.

Apr
25
Sat
Saturdays in the Garden @ Bay Model Visitor Center
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturdays in the Garden @ Bay Model Visitor Center

Interested in learning more about the Bay Model waterfront? Stop by the Native Plant Garden on Saturdays to enjoy the garden and learn the latest about natural resources and recreational opportunities on Richardson Bay. Be sure to visit us on these Saturday afternoons for special activities.

Apr
28
Tue
Sea Otter Conservation and Ecology in the 21st Century, Brent Hughes @ Bay Model Visitor Center
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sea Otter Conservation and Ecology in the 21st Century, Brent Hughes @ Bay Model Visitor Center

Having nearly been forced to extinction throughout much of their range in the 18th and 19th centuries, sea otters have made a remarkable comeback. Through their recovery, we are learning new things about their basic biology and ecology, which is forcing coastal scientists and managers to rethink the role of the sea otter in the 21st century. In this talk, Dr. Hughes will discuss the recently discovered habitats of the sea otter and how that relates to the ecology of nearshore ecosystems and their conservation moving forward.

American Cetacean Society – SF Bay Chapter
Admission is free. Donations are encouraged, $10 general, $5 students
https://www.acs-sfbay.org/events/2020/4/28/brent-hughes-sea-otter-conservation-and-ecology-in-the-21st-century

Dr. Brent Hughes is an Assistant Professor of Marine Ecology and Conservation at Sonoma State University. Research in his lab seeks to determine the processes that affect the stability of coastal ecosystems. His research centers around coastal habitats – seagrass, salt marsh, and kelp (aka foundation species) – which provide valuable ecosystem services yet are threatened by human activities. Currently, his research focuses on four themes: 1) the consequences of predator recovery on the functioning and stability of ecosystems, 2) the relative influence of climatic drivers and anthropogenic threats of coastal ecosystems, 3) the role of foundation species in structuring nearshore diversity and functioning and in turn the drivers maintaining foundation species stability, and 4) informing management and restoration on the processes that drive ecosystem resilience.

Dr. Hughes received his Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Cruz (2014). His post-doctoral experience includes David H. Smith Research Conservation Fellowship at Duke University (2015-2017), University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018), and UC Santa Santa Cruz (2015). http://hughesecology.com/

Jun
9
Tue
28th International Conference on Nanomedicine and Nanomaterials @ Istanbul, Turkey
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm
28th International Conference on Nanomedicine and Nanomaterials @ Istanbul, Turkey

We are glad to inform you regarding our 28th International Conference on Nanomedicine and Nanomaterials which is going to be held during June 09-10, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey.