Lecture

Lecture
Dec
9
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Monterey Audubon Society, Dec Meeting

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

All monthly Audubon meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum on the second Tuesday of the month. All meetings are free and members and non-members are welcome! Doors open at 7:00 PM with soft drinks and cookies provided by MAS hospitality. Monterey Audubon has been devoted to the understanding, conservation and enjoyment of Central California's birdlife since 1943. We strive to connect communities and individuals to the region's avifauna through educational programs and outdoor recreation. As a chapter of America's oldest conservation group we are also committed to advocacy on behalf of native avifauna and ecosystems as well as the implementation of stewardship practices which conserve and restore the Monterey region's precious biological diversity and wildlife.

Tuesday, December 9, 7 pm

Jan
13
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Monterey Audubon Society, Jan Meeting

All monthly Audubon meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum on the second Tuesday of the month. All meetings are free and members and non-members are welcome! Doors open at 7:00 PM with soft drinks and cookies provided by MAS hospitality. 

Jan
14
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Sustainable PG, Jan Meeting

The mission of Sustainable PG is to make Pacific Grove a model of transition to sustainability through innovative, active, local solutions that enhance community. Monthly programs vary from films to talks by experts.

Feb
10
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Monterey Audubon Society, Feb Meeting

All monthly Audubon meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum on the second Tuesday of the month. All meetings are free and members and non-members are welcome! Doors open at 7:00 PM with soft drinks and cookies provided by MAS hospitality. 

Feb
11
7:00 pm19:00

Sustainable PG, Feb Meeting

The mission of Sustainable PG is to make Pacific Grove a model of transition to sustainability through innovative, active, local solutions that enhance community. Monthly programs vary from films to talks by experts.

Mar
11
7:00 pm19:00

Sustainable PG, March Meeting

The mission of Sustainable PG is to make Pacific Grove a model of transition to sustainability through innovative, active, local solutions that enhance community. Monthly programs vary from films to talks by experts.

Mar
13
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, March Meeting

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 7pm 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.

Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

Sustainable PG, April Meeting

The mission of Sustainable PG is to make Pacific Grove a model of transition to sustainability through innovative, active, local solutions that enhance community. Monthly programs vary from films to talks by experts.

Apr
10
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society

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 7pm 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.

Apr
19
2:00 pm14:00

Lecture: “Revising the Monterey Flora” with Michael Mitchell.

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

If you’re interested in identifying wildflowers to the genus and species level, this lecture is for you. Corky Matthews’ book “the Plants of Monterey County – an Illustrated Field Key” has recently been updated. Michael Mitchell, editor of the new edition, will discuss the updates (including changes to taxonomic organization and the addition of hundreds of plants), and will give some hints on how to get the most out of the book.

May
8
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, May Meeting

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 7pm 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.

May
13
7:00 pm19:00

Sustainable PG, May Meeting

The mission of Sustainable PG is to make Pacific Grove a model of transition to sustainability through innovative, active, local solutions that enhance community. Monthly programs vary from films to talks by experts.

Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

Sustainable PG, June Meeting

The mission of Sustainable PG is to make Pacific Grove a model of transition to sustainability through innovative, active, local solutions that enhance community. Monthly programs vary from films to talks by experts.


Nov
14
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Nov Meeting

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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 7pm 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.

Nov
13
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: California Native Plant Society, Nov Meeting

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Don't miss engaging and educational California native plant lectures at the Monterey Bay Chapter of the Native Plant Society monthly general meetings. All are welcome at these free monthly meetings held on the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Exceptions to this meeting schedule include February, April, June, August, October and December, when there is no meeting. See the monthly newsletter for the lecture topic. A wide selection of books is available for sale at each meeting. The Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is a member of a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California’s native plants. Our chapter covers Monterey and San Benito counties.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

Lecture: Audubon Presents "Undercover: The secretive lives of rails” with Laurie Hall.
Nov
11
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Audubon Presents "Undercover: The secretive lives of rails” with Laurie Hall.

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Laurie Hall is starting the sixth year of her Ph.D. in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley.  She has spent the past five years up to her knees in mud, peering into the cattails, trying to understand one of the most secretive species of birds in the world-the Black Rail.  Her dissertation is focused on dispersal of rails among wetlands in northern California, and she uses a number of methods to measure wetland connectivity, including radio-telemetry, genetics, and stable isotope chemistry.  In her presentation, Laurie will describe population dynamics, connectivity, and habitat use of rails and discuss how her research will help inform conservation and management decisions for wetlands and their wildlife in the face of continued habitat loss and fragmentation caused by development and climate change.  Her work was recently highlighted in a Bay Nature article. http://baynature.org/articles/elusive-black-rail-may-adapt-better-than-youd-think/.  To learn more about Laurie and her research please visit https://www.cnr.berkeley.edu/beislab/rail/html/index.html.    

Doors open at 7:00PM. Talk to Begin around 7:30, at the PG Museum of Natural History.

Tuesday, November 11, 7 pm

Lecture: Audubon Presents Marie Read and the Birds of the Mono Lake Basin
Oct
14
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Audubon Presents Marie Read and the Birds of the Mono Lake Basin

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Join the Monterey Audubon Society and their presentation of nationally known bird photographer, Marie Read. Marie takes us on a journey exploring the birdlife of the Mono Lake Basin. Marie’s stunning photography, now featured in her newly released book Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake Basin, reveals the fascinating lives of the birds that breed or migrate through this spectacular birding hotspot. Signed books will be available for purchase.

Oct
10
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Oct Meeting

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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 7pm 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.

Oct
1
3:30 pm15:30

Lecture: Monterey Audubon Society, April Meeting

All monthly Audubon meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum on the second Tuesday of the month. All meetings are free and members and non-members are welcome! Doors open at 7:00 PM with soft drinks and cookies provided by MAS hospitality.

Film: The Great Tidepool
Sep
18
6:30 pm18:30

Film: The Great Tidepool

A new short film, "The Great Tidepool," reveals where renowned marine biologist Ed Ricketts developed his scientific understanding of intertidal life and its interconnections. Gorgeous footage features the tidepools of Pacific Grove, while telling the story of Ricketts' role as a pioneer in the field of ecology. Filmmakers Steven and Mary Albert will present the film, followed by a discussion by local marine scientists.

Thursday, September 18 at 6:30 pm

Admission is $5 (free for Museum Members)

Sep
12
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Sep Meeting

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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 7pm 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.

Sep
11
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Native Plant Society, Sep Meeting

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Don't miss engaging and educational California native plant lectures at the Monterey Bay Chapter of the Native Plant Society monthly general meetings. All are welcome at these free monthly meetings held on the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Exceptions to this meeting schedule include February, April, June, August, October and December, when there is no meeting. See the monthly newsletter for the lecture topic. A wide selection of books is available for sale at each meeting. The Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is a member of a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California’s native plants. Our chapter covers Monterey and San Benito counties.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

Aug
12
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Monterey Audubon Society, Aug Meeting

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

All monthly Audubon meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum on the second Tuesday of the month. All meetings are free and members and non-members are welcome! Doors open at 7:00 PM with soft drinks and cookies provided by MAS hospitality. Monterey Audubon has been devoted to the understanding, conservation and enjoyment of Central California's birdlife since 1943. We strive to connect communities and individuals to the region's avifauna through educational programs and outdoor recreation. As a chapter of America's oldest conservation group we are also committed to advocacy on behalf of native avifauna and ecosystems as well as the implementation of stewardship practices which conserve and restore the Monterey region's precious biological diversity and wildlife.

Aug
8
Aug 13

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Aug Meeting

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural

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 7pm 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.

Jul
11
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem and Mineral Society, July Meeting

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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 monthly meetings are held at the Museum at 7pm 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.