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Tentative 2020-2021 Schedule: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, classes in the fall and winter of 2020-2021 will be conducted virtually via Zoom
Introduction to Climate Change in Marin County
Saturday 9-12-20 | Orientation and Climate Change Overview
Tuesday 9-29-20 | Ecology and Management of Marin's Natural Resources
Saturday 10-3-20 | Rising Shorelines and the Benefits of Nature Based Adaptation Strategies
Tuesday 10-17-20 | What is the Role of Local Government?
Tuesday 10-20-20 | Introduction to Advocacy & Critical Thinking - Part 1
Tuesday 10-27-20 | Critical Thinking - Part 2
Saturday 11-14-20 | Persuasive Environmental Advocacy Strategies
Effective Communications (class run from 10 am to 2 pm)
Tuesday 1-26- 2021 | "Frame" Your Message for Quick Connection and Impact: Write so they will read it and pass it on!
Tuesday 2-2- 2021 | Make Social Media Work for You- Why Speaking out Publicly Matters
Tuesday 2-9-2021 | Advocacy Speech Preparation & Delivery- Part 1
Tuesday 2-23-2021 | Advocacy Speech Delivery - Part 2
Master Class includes ongoing mentored project support and admission to EFM Community Education Events
May 2021 | EFM Annual Meeting and Project Presentations
Field Trips (tentative)
April 2021 | West Marin: Commerce and Climate Change Impacts
April 21, 2021 | Redwoods and Fire (including field trip to Muir Woods)
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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