The Museum hosts Dr. Ed Thornton, professor of oceanography with the Naval Postgraduate School on Thursday, May 25th, from 6-7:30 p.m. for his lecture, "Alongshore sediment transport, rip currents and erosion in southern Monterey Bay."
Join us for a day of feathered fun as we fly into the wonderful world of birds. Learn about the California Condor with experts from the Ventana Wilderness Society, talk to the wild bird rehab team from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and meet a LIVE great horned owl with Master Falconer Antonio Balestreri. Come for free and educational family fun, and leave with a bird craft to take home!
Adults and children are all welcome to hear from gem and mineral experts and enthusiasts at the Carmel Valley Gem and Mineral Society monthly meetings. These free monthly meetings are held at the Museum at 7 p.m. on the second Friday of each month (except June and December.) Interested members are also welcome to attend the club's board meeting, held at the same location one hour before the general meeting.
Monthly meetings of the Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society are free. Members and non-members are welcome. Meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, at the corner of Forest and Central in Pacific Grove. Doors open at 7 p.m. with soft drinks and cookies provided by MPAS hospitality.
On Wednesday, June 14th, Sustainable Pacific Grove presents: "Greening PG: Plastic Straws and other Plastic Pollution." from 7-8:30 p.m. Meetings are free and open to everyone.
Dr. Kathy Ann Miller share her expertise and passion for seaweed in a lecture on Friday, June 23rd from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This lecture offers a unique opportunity to learn about seaweed identification from one of the world's preeminent phycologists.
Museum members are invited to join us for an exploration of the intertidal ecosystem with two of the most knowledgeable field guides on the central coast Dr. John Pearse, professor emeritus from UCSC, and Dr. Kathy Ann Miller, curator of algae from Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium will host us for this exciting morning event. Be sure to reserve your spot early, as there are a limited number of spaces available.
Join us for the next meeting of the Natural History Book Club on Thursday, July 20th, starting at 6 p.m. In July we will discuss the book, "Collecting Evolution: The Galapagos Expedition that Vindicated Darwin," by Matthew J. James.