In support of its upcoming new Exhibit “Changes,” the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has announced a very special Year-long Speaker Series as part of its extremely popular Hardcore Natural History Program.
“Changes” will offer layers of interpretation for those who want to dive deeper into a main message -- Profound habitat change has occurred, and will continue to occur, in the Monterey Bay area.
The Museum’s Hardcore Natural History Program Speaker Series will echo those sentiments, focusing on changes in local habitats over time, the impact of humans in these landscapes, and the role of humans in protecting them for the future. Local researchers and advocates will address the science behind current issues facing the coastal, valley and mountain habitats of Monterey County.
Hosted by the Museum, this webinar series will take place via the Zoom Virtual Platform on the last Thursday of each month from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Presenters will include local Environmental Scientists and Activists conducting in-depth interactive presentations with question and answer sessions for the audience.
This exciting educational series commences on Thursday, February 25th with “Sea Level Rise” presented by Regionally-renowned Expert Dr. Doug Smith, Professor with the School of Natural Sciences at the California State University Monterey Bay.
Professor Smith teaches geology, geomorphology and hydrology in undergraduate and graduate courses and manages research in the CSUMB Watershed Geology Lab. Research topics under this very important program, in a variety of environmental and scientific investigations, include:
• Fluvial & Coastal Geomorphology
• Hydrology and Geospatial Analysis
In addition, Professor Smith’s essential research includes both watershed and near-shore marine systems, chiefly in Central California and Tennessee.
This event is free and donations are optional. Audience members must register online prior to the event to receive a link to the webinar.
Although admission is free, because of its current closure the Museum encourages audience members to make a contribution to help create future online programming during the pandemic.
THE PACIFIC GROVE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
165 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, California 93950
The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History inspires a diverse community to explore and conserve the natural and cultural wonders of the Central California Coast.
For more information please visit: www.pgmuseum.org.