The Museum and its partners host many lectures at the Museum.
SPG meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, on Central Ave. between Grand & Forest, 7.00 to 8.30 pm. Programs are free and open to the public.
Enjoy a challenging talk by Dr. Steve Webster. Steve helped to found the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and worked there as Senior Marine Biologist until his retirement n 2004. He is now active with the Citizens Climate Lobby, a group that lobbies for fee-and-dividend on fossil fuels.
Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. Enjoy a lively presentation by Dr. Beth Shapiro, an evolutionary biologist, pioneer in ancient DNA research, and author of the recently published book How to Clone a Mammoth. She will describe the controversial process of de-extinction, arguing that the overarching goal should be the revitalization and stabilization of ecosystems. (Admission is $5; free for Museum Members)
Don't miss engaging and educational programs of the CNPS general meetings. All are welcome at these free presentations held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of every other month at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. See the most recent newsletter at montereybay.cnps.org for the program topic. A wide selection of books is available for sale at each meeting.
Embark on a coastal adventure with Sea Forager tour guide, sustainable fishmonger, and author of The Sea Forager's Guide to the Northern California Coast, Kirk Lombard.
Join Dr. Stuart Weiss as he discusses how the altered environment of the 21st century has affected two butterfly species, the monarch and the checkerspot. He suggests that simply protecting habitat and hands-off management may no longer be effective.
Drawing from his experiences in diverse places across the Pacific Rim, Dr. Michael V. McGinnis will discuss how climate disturbances impact diverse coastal cultures. He is passionate about forging a more sustainable future that includes the protection of the ecosystems we are connected to and dependent on.