This series is available to everyone, wherever you live. Each webinar will include recommended readings and multimedia review of the subject.
With the exception of 9/9, Classes will be on Wednesdays
Webinars and Advocacy Training 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Field trips 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
September 9, 2021 — Biodiversity and Climate Change - Webinar
David Ackerly, Dean, Rausser College of Natural Resources
Justin Robinson, Botanist
Mark Hertsgaard, Environmental Correspondent for the Nation
The climate crisis and biodiversity are so closely intertwined that you need to understand both before you can start the work of solving either one. Learn more about this vital interdependency.
September 15, 2021 — Bothin Marsh - Field Trip
Rob LaPorte, Project Manager, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Bothin Marsh in Richardson Bay is an accessible window to an important, diverse and sensitive habitat. Take a walk with Rob LaPorte along the Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway, and you’ll see the marsh with fresh perspective, learning why it is important, how sea level rise threatens the marsh, issues taken up by the community, and ideas for maintenance and preservation efforts.
September 22, 2021 — Muir Woods - Field Trip
Mia Monroe, Park Ranger, National Parks Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Walking the paths of Muir Woods with Mia Monroe can open your eyes to the biodiversity of this national treasure. She’ll help you to understand more fully this old growth forest with its big trees, diverse habitats, Coho salmon, and water flows. You’ll come away with a new appreciation for the beauty of this place as well as for the sensitivity of its habitats and the current and predicted impacts of climate change.
September 29, 2021 — Biodiversity on Land, at Sea, On Tam - Webinar
Sharon Farrell - Executive Vice President of Projects, Stewardship and Science, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Moderator
Dan Gleusenkamp - President, California Institute for Biodiversity. Overview from the Plants’ Perspective
Adam Ratner - Associate Director of Conservation Education, Marine Mammal Center. Biodiversity in the Ocean
Lisette Arellano - Community Science Program Manager, One TAM. Community Science and Measuring the Health of Mount Tamalpais
Northern California is a global biodiversity hotspot. Protecting this large variety of plants, animals, and ecosystems is essential to the health of our environment — and ourselves! With loss of biodiversity threatening to amplify the effects of climate change, come hear how you can support local and statewide efforts to protect species and their habitats.
October 13, 20, 27, and November 3, 2021 — Advocacy Training - (see details below)
Advocacy training is a four-part series of interactive webinars that show you how to take your passion and create change. You’ll learn how to identify: what you need to know, who you need to share that with, and how best to share that information and express your passion to help your community deal with the complex issues. Details below.
November 10, 2021 — Biodiversity and Water - Webinar
The 2021 drought brings added urgency to the issues of the safety and availability of drinking water in Marin. Come learn about our current and potential sources for drinking water, the challenges of protecting drinking water quality, and the larger picture of actions being taken to protect drinking water throughout the Bay Area.
Advocacy Training (class size limited)
October 13, 2021 — Critical Thinking - Interactive Webinar
Trevor Stevenson - Executive Coach for Social Change Leaders
October 20, 2021 — Persuasive Strategies - Interactive Webinar
Next we’ll take the information that we’ve gathered and create a message about the issue that will persuade listeners to take the action you’re recommending. We will talk about effective narrative structure and how values and emotion can affect your argument.
October 27, 2021 — Advocacy Tactics - Interactive Webinar
Once we’ve created the message, we’ll learn how to use coalition building and power mapping. The first helps us to identify potential teammates while the second helps identify target people to receive the message and take action. We will discuss how best to share your message, what tactics are effective, and how to listen while you advocate.
November 3, 2021 — Persuasive Video - Interactive Webinar
Leah Faw, Doctoral Candidate, Education Policy, University of California at Berkeley
Video is today’s most persuasive medium and can take your carefully crafted message far and wide. Define who you are trying to reach and then learn how to select the appropriate social medium to match your strategic requirements. Please note that this is a content discussion, not video-making boot camp.
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