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Celebrating Earth Day 2012!

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ESoP in the community Today we will join other organizations at the Earth Day Peace and Social Justice Craft, Gift, and Info Fair in Palo Alto California. We will be there from 11:00 to 2:30 p.m.  (First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, 1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto.) If you are in the area, drop by […]

Restoration and Preservation

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On Monday March 8 we will have two speakers. Paul Heiple will talk about “The Impacts of Land Use on the Arastradero Preserve and the Benefits of Good Land Use from the Beginning”. Franklin Olmsted will give us a brief account of volunteer restoration efforts by Friends of Foothills Park and California Native Plant Society […]

Our Sense of Place in the Cosmos

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Come join us for a late afternoon gathering over warm cider and hors d’oeuvres inspired by the prose and poetry of three talented writers expressing the awesome story of our Universe in very different ways. Featuring Drew Dellinger, Betty Kissilove and David Ergo When: February 28th, 4pm-6pm Cost: $30, $27 for Conexions members Location:  At […]

Migrations and Reflections

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On Monday February 8 our speaker is Naturalist Annette Coleman, who grew up in Palo Alto. After graduating, from UC Davis with a degree in Environmental Interpretation, Annette worked ten years as a Ranger at Foothills Park, and ten years as Area Superintendent for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. She has also worked as a […]

An Afternoon with Nils Peterson

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An Afternoon with Nils Peterson Date: January, 24 2010 2:00pm – 4:00pm Location Address (City, State, Zip): Private home in Palo Alto foothills, directions to be provided upon registration Contact: Laurel Smith (650) 938-9300 ex. 17 lsmith@conexions.org Exploring a Sense of Place is delighted to host an afternoon with Nils Peterson, First Santa Clara County […]

Animal Awareness

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On Monday January 4, 2010 we’ve arranged for two guest speakers! Léo Laporte, a Professor Emeritus in Earth Sciences at UCSC and a Jasper Ridge docent will be giving us a brief overview of Jasper Ridge. Then in keeping with our theme for the month, Animal Awareness, Brian Knittel from Riekes Nature’s Awareness Center (www.riekes.org) […]

Creativity in Nature

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On Monday, November 30, from 7 to 9 PM our featured guest speaker is Jack Laws. Naturalist, educator and artist John (Jack) Muir Laws delights in exploring the natural world and sharing this love with others. He has worked as an environmental educator for over 25 years in California, Wyoming, and Alaska. He is trained […]

Upper Watershed & Scared Dialogue with Nature

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Our purpose for focusing on the upper watershed is to foster our understanding of how a watershed comes into being. On Monday, November 9 our speaker will be geologist Paul Heiple. He will be covering the “Structure of the West Union Creek”. Early in his career, Paul attended Colorado School of Mines and then worked […]

Life in an Estuary

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Our speaker on Monday, October 5 will be Naturalist Annette Coleman. Her presentation will be titled “A Salt Marsh Prevails through the Years in Palo Alto; a short history of the use, abuse and restoration of the Palo Alto Baylands”. Anette grew up in Palo Alto and after graduating from UC Davis with a degree […]

Our Ohlone Ancestors: Wisdom From the Past

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Our Ohlone Ancestors: Wisdom from the Past Date: Monday September 14, 2009 Time: 7:00 p.m. Exploring a Sense of Place is delighted to offer an evening with Mark Hylkema who is a State archaeologist with 29 years experience in California archaeology and native American Culture. His storytelling will provide a flavor for the local prehistory […]