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Fog and the Future of Redwoods

Fog and the Future of Redwoods
Guest Speaker: Emily Burns
7:30pm, Thursday, Jan 23rd, 2014
FREE at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 

Redwood ecologist Emily Burns will describe how climate change is affecting the growth of our ancient redwood forests. From less fog to warmer weather, see how the tallest and largest trees on Earth are responding to today’s novel climate.

Redwoods

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World of the California Newt
Guest Speaker: Lance Milbrand
7:30pm, Thursday, Nov 21st, 2013
FREE at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 

Filmmaker Lance Milbrand will preview his video-in-progress encompassing all things a newt may see and experience in its twenty-year lifespan. Filmed entirely in the Santa Cruz mountains.

More information at his site: http://milbrandcinema.com or watch a trailer on Vimeo.

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Bird Feathers and Bird Bones
Guest Speaker: David Lukas
7:30pm, Thursday, Oct 17th, 2013
FREE at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 

David Lukas, writer and naturalist, will cover bird bones, feathers, and muscles and how they work together to help a bird fly and live in its environment. Expect to learn about the inner and outer workings of birds.

raven feather

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Ancient Monuments and Funerary Places in the San Francisco Bay
Guest Speaker: Perry Matlock
7:30pm, Thursday, Sep 19th, 2013
FREE at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 

Perry Matlock, archivist for the Sacred Sites Preservation & Rights of Indigenous Tribes, will talk about the shellmounds and the people who made them.

photo by Sunil Veluvali

photo by Sunil Veluvali of the Coyote Hills — site of some archeological sites.

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Past, Present, & Future of Presidio’s Mountain Lake
Guest Speaker: Jonathan Young & Brian Hildebidle
7:30pm, Thursday, August 15th, 2013
FREE at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 

Jonathan Young & Brian Hildebidle will talk about the historic/cultural aspects as well as the current aquatic ecological remediation and restoration project.

For some more background information, check out this news report.

Mountain Lake

Photo By Eugene Kim

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Stories in the Sand
Guest Speaker: Lorri Ungaretti
7:30pm, Thursday, June 20th, 2013
FREE at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 

Author Lorri Ungaretti will guide us through the quick development of the Sunset District from “inaccessible” sand dunes to a city suburb. Her talk is based on her book: Stories in the Sand: San Francisco’s Sunset District, 1847-1964.

You can find more about the book, and some more about what we might be learning in this article on SFGate.com.

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Rethinking Invasive Species in San Francisco Bay
Guest Speaker: Michael McGowan
7:30pm, Thursday, May 16th, 2013
FREE at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 

Could a new non-native mud shrimp be good for the sub-tidal ecosystem? Michael McGowan, fisheries oceanographer and aquatic ecologist, will discuss how an invasive species may actually be beneficial.

Michael was a guest speaker last year speaking on Sturgeon. He is a restoration ecologist with 20 years experience in research, teaching, and community-based ecological restoration. He has monitored the impacts of dredge spoil disposal, assessed potential impacts to fishes of runway expansion into the bay, analyzed data on spread of invasive wetlands plants, and evaluated the habitat benefits of native oyster restoration.

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Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Great Blue Heron Colony in GG Park
Guest Speaker: Nancy DeStefanis
7:30pm, Thursday, April 18th, 2012
FREE at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 

Nancy DeStefanis, Director of SF Nature Education, will speak on the 20th Anniversary of the first nesting pair of the Great Blue Herons at Stow Lake in GG Park. DeStefanis discovered the first nest in 1993, and has monitored and studied the behaviors of the herons since then.

heron

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 San Francisco Under your Feet
Guest Speaker: Jean DeMouthe
7:30pm, Thursday, March 21st, 2012
FREE at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 

Geologist Jean DeMouthe, will take us through our local geologic history. We start with the big picture beginning in the Mesozoic Era (Dinosaurs) and end with what lies under our city today. Local rock types and fossils will be illustrated and discussed.

Dr. DeMouthe is a geologist in the department of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology of the California Academy of Sciences.

Rocks underfoot on Candlestick Hill

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February 21, 2013 – Changing the face of San Francisco Bay
7:30pm, FREE, at the Randall Museum
Guest Speaker: Arthur Feinstein, Chair 

Arthur Feinstein, Chair of the Bay Area chapter of the Sierra Club, examines the largest wetland restoration effort on the west coast – the challenges of sea level rise, saving endangered species, and answering the question as to what we can do about it and how it will make a difference in our lives.

birds in a small wetland of SF Bay

A wetland amidst industry

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