Join us on Saturday, August 15th from 10am-11:30am for a citizen science training on the Earthwatch Institute’s Focal Tree project. This one-day event will train volunteers to become citizen scientists, and collect data that will be used by researchers at UC Riverside to understand how urban trees grow and provide cooling benefits across the LA basin. Please RSVP no later than noon on Friday, August 14th to receive parking instructions and room information for this event: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/focaltree
California’s State Historic Landmark No.152
National Register of Historic Places
The mission of the Friends of Rancho San Pedro is to preserve and increase community awareness of early California history as it relates to the Dominguez family, homestead adobe and the Rancho San Pedro, the first Spanish land grant in California. This is accomplished through educational programs and the operation of the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum.
This is the 2nd installment in our summer speaker series and this talk features to topics: Filipinos in Carson and the South Bay and Hawaiians in Los Angeles.
The talk will be given by Florante Peter & Roselyn Estepa Ibanez, Elizabeth “Nani” Nihipali, Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo, Christian Hanz Lozada, Cheryl Villareal Roberts, and Lorelie Santonil Olaes.
There will be the talk, Q&A and a light refreshments afterwards. Both books will be available for sale and for author signature. There is a suggested donation of $4.00.
Fight poor quality food by becoming your food source!
Aquaponics is all about growing fish and vegetables in an attractive, productive, integrated system, right in your own backyard. Fish and garden water cycling work together. You can save water, saver groceries, eat healthy.
Teach your kids and family how to grow food
This is a free workshop!
Bring your children and family to the Rancho this Saturday to the 2nd Summer Saturday, where people will learn to make their very own mosaic masterpiece. There is a suggested $4 donation.
The next Summer Saturday will be 8/15 – Herbs and More – learn about herbs and how to grow your own. Everyone will get to plant and grow their own in an 1800s style jar. The workshop will be at 1pm.
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? Would you like to learn about the amazing and unique ecology of California? If so, consider becoming a California Naturalist!
The Museum is hosting its 2nd California Naturalist program in the South Bay beginning January 23rd and running through April 30th.
California Naturalist volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners – studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship.
These classes cover the natural and cultural history of California, with an in-depth look at our South Bay ecology. Through field trips, classroom instruction and hands-on exercises, participants will observe and learn about the variety of plant and animal communities of our region. Through the course, participants will develop their ability to observe nature and will learn tools to improve these skills. In addition, participants will improve their communication skills by sharing knowledge with other participants and by working on a group project.
The classes will be held every Saturday from 10:00am- 1:00pm from late January through late April and include 3 field trips whose places have yet to be determined. The cost for the course is $300. Please see the attached flyer and registration form or click the “Register Online Now!” button to register online.