2019-2020 Schedule: most classes run from 8:30 to 3 pm
Saturday 8-17-19 | Preview Event & Final Registration
Saturday 9-7-19 | Orientation Day
Tuesday 9-10-19 | West Marin Agriculture & Mariculture (fees for this class are included in the MC 46 tuition)
Tuesday 9-24-19 | Baylands and Plant Communities
Saturday 9-28-19 | Geology, Water and Wildlife (Rodeo Beach)
Saturday 10-5-19 | Marin’s Public Lands
Saturday 10-19-19 | How Government Manages Climate Change
Saturday 11-2-19 | Environmental Advocacy Strategies
Saturday 11-16-19 | Advocacy Education
Tuesday 12-3-19 | Advocacy Speech Presentations
Saturday 4-4-20 | Project Presentations & Graduation
An Exceptional Experience
Every meeting is led by experts in their respective fields, offering history, insights, and critical 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.
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