Photo by Sue Mace
2020-2021 Schedule: most classes run from 8:30 - 2 pm
TBD | Preview Event & Final Registration
Saturday 9-12-20 | Orientation Day and Climate Overview
Tuesday 9-15-20 | Local Government Response
Tuesday 9-29-20| West Marin: Commerce and Climate Change Impacts
Tuesday 10-6-20 | Ecology and Management of Marin's Natural Resources
Tuesday 10-20-20 | Central Marin: Redwoods and Fire
Tuesday 10-27-20 | Bayside Marin: Sea-level Rise and Nature-based Adaptations
Saturday 11-7-20 | Environmental Advocacy Strategies
Saturday 11-14-20 | Environmental Communications
January 2021 | Advocacy Speech Training
February 2021 | Advocacy Speech Presentations
March 2021 | Waste and Renewable Energy
April 2021 | West Marin: Soil Regeneration and Carbon Sequestration
May 2021 | EFM Annual Meeting and Project Presentations
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.
Environmental Forum of Marin is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and a United Way of the Bay Area Certified Agency.
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