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Red, Green, Brown: The Importance of Algae in the Rocky Intertidal

Cabrillo National Monument 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA

Speaker: Lauren Briggs Synopsis: While they may look like regular plants, marine algae actually belong the kingdom Protista, which means they are “plant-like” organisms. Marine algae are divided into three separate groups: red, green, and brown, and each play an important role in coastal communities. Changing tides often create harsh conditions for these seaweeds. Let’s Read More »

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Pelecanus: Conservation Conversations

Speaker: Austin Parker Synopsis: Have you ever noticed that most of the news reflects on the bad? Especially when it comes to our environment. That’s where we come in. Pelecanus: Conservation Conversationsis a podcast and website focused on sharing the stories of the people and organizations, many within the National Park Service, that are making it Read More »

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Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk: ”Conservation of the Smaller Majority – Butterflies of San Diego County”

Zoom Link Will Be Sent in a Separate Email

When: Wednesday, August 18th 6:30 PM Pacific time – 7:30 PM Pacific time Where: Cabrillo National Monument Foundation’s Zoom Who: Paige Howorth –  McKinney Family Curator of Entomology at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Audience: All are welcome! Program Description Everyone is familiar with the western monarch butterfly, but a wonderful diversity of lesser-known Read More »

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Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk: “Successful Pollination – Factors that Influence the Plants and Pollinators of Coastal Southern and Baja California”

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When:  Monday, September 20th at 6:30 PM Where: Online Who: Dr. Sula Vanderplank - botanist and conservationist Audience: All are welcome!   Program Description We all know that many plants need pollinators to propagate, but what happens when plants and their pollinators are out-of-sync? For example, it's important that the beginning of flowering matches insect emergence for appropriate pollinators. However, Read More »

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Naturally Speaking – Coastal Fog – A Lifeline for Native Plants

Cabrillo National Monument 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA

Please note that San Diego County has moved into high risk for community spread of COVID-19. Due to this status, the National Park Service requires all people to wear a mask inside a federal building. We will have masks available to you at the event. In addition, chairs in the auditorium will be spread out Read More »

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Naturally Speaking – Building San Salvador

Cabrillo National Monument 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA

This a hybrid event – in-person in the auditorium (masks are required) as well as a free event on Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent in a separate email. Naturally Speaking Presents: Building San Salvador; Join Dr. Ray Ashley, President of the Maritime Museum of San Diego, for a presentation on the monumental undertaking Read More »

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