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February 2020

San Francisco’s Changing Landscape—A Picture History

February 6, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave
San Francisco, California 94122
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Free

Speaker: Greg Gaar The slide presentation will show the evolution of San Francisco’s landscape with historic photos of the dunes, grasslands, trees, creeks, lakes and the Bayshore. Greg will discuss what has been lost and what is being preserved of San Francisco’s natural heritage. Greg Gaar is a native San Franciscan who became an environmentalist and park advocate because he watched the loss of the open spaces where he played as a youngster. He was a photojournalist for forty years…

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The Forest Floor: Leaves, Roots, Moss and Fungi – Gouache Techniques Workshop with Lucy Martin

February 8, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road
Santa Rosa, California 95401
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$95

The subject of fairy tales and scientific studies alike, the forest floor beckons with the juxtaposition of growth and decay, light and dark, the unknown and the familiar. Local botanical artist Lucy Martin will provide instruction for composing a painting of interesting things we find with closer examination of the ground in the woods. Lucy paints mainly in gouache (similar to watercolor but more opaque), with the addition of watercolor and occasionally colored pencil. She will present techniques such as…

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Happy Hollow Zoo at the EcoCenter

February 15, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, 94303
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$4.50

Saturday, February 15th, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm The EcoCenter is hosting a special program put on by the Happy Hollow Zoo. Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is located in San Jose and houses a variety of animals from lemurs to jaguars. The Environmental Volunteers is hosting Happy Hollow for a special educational program, where they will bring a selection of their zoo animals to the EcoCenter! You will learn about a variety of ecosystems through interactive activities, and also…

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