Peninsula Open Space Trust is postponing all in-person events and outings until further notice to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) under the direction of local health authorities. We look forward to gathering together with our community once it is safe to do so.

Until then, we’re offering fun, engaging and informative virtual events. We hope you’ll register to join our upcoming online events listed below, or view recordings of our past webinars on POST’s YouTube channel.

In addition to our free virtual events listed below, don’t miss our 2021 Wallace Stegner Lectures, featuring Dolores Huerta in conversation with Luis Valdez, Erin Brockovich, Michael Mann and José Andrés! Learn more.

January 26, 2021
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Join us in welcoming American civil rights leader and United Farmworkers cofounder Dolores Huerta for a conversation with founder of El Teatro Campesino and renowned American playwright Luis Valdez, as part of POST's annual Wallace Stegner Lectures. In this special talk, Dolores and Luis will reflect on their long history in the Santa Clara Valley, their work in the struggles for social and environmental justice, and perspectives on relationships between history, land and people in California. The conversation will be moderated by Jose Gonzalez, Founder of Latino Outdoors.
February 12, 2021
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Join POST in welcoming author Mary Ellen Hannibal to discuss why the Bay Area is a biodiversity hotspot!
February 23, 2021
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Erin Brockovich will speak as part of POST's annual Wallace Stegner Lectures. While working as a file clerk at a Los Angeles law firm in 1992, Erin Brockovich uncovered documents that ultimately led to more than 600 residents of Hinkley, California, filing a lawsuit against utility giant PG&E. Since then, Erin has worked on a host of a environmental issues across the country. Erin is a believer in the power of people. She will share inspiring stories of how bringing people together to address environmental issues can have an enormous impact.
March 5, 2021
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In this webinar Richard Tejeda, Founder of Saved By Nature, will provide an overview of the native fish we have in our local watersheds on the SF Peninsula and in the South Bay, including local salmon and trout species. An avid angler, fish conservationist and environmental educator, Richard will share the characteristics and ecology of our most common native fish species. We'll discuss where these fish live, where they used to live, and some stories of the restoration work that is underway to restore their habitat. 
March 9, 2021
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Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC). He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications, numerous op-eds and commentaries, and five books. Dr. Mann will be joining us to speak on the path forward on climate change as part of POST's annual Wallace Stegner Lectures.

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January 8, 2021
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Local Naturalist Jeff Caplan is back with a new class to teach us how to ID and connect to birds and their habitat for your next visit to Bair Island, part of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge on the SF Bay. Whether you’re a frequent wetland visitor or planning your first hike on the island, Jeff will teach us how to connect with birds of this baylands habitat.
December 11, 2020
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Join us in welcoming SFBBO Biologist Jessica González for an educational webinar about the shoreline's tiny resident, the Western Snowy Plover! Snowy Plovers are a tiny native shorebird found along the Pacific Coast and the Bay Area. Hear about how we can help save these birds!
December 4, 2020
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We hope to inspire your 2021 outdoor adventures with tips from our POST volunteers about the benefits of connecting with open spaces.
November 20, 2020
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The waters surrounding the iconic Pigeon Point Lighthouse on the San Mateo Coast have many stories to tell. Join POST and CA State Parks Director of Archaeological Collections Research Facility Richard Fitzgerald for a free webinar about the archeology of Pigeon Point!
November 17, 2020
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We're excited to partner on this once-in-a-lifetime virtual walk with Obi Kaufmann as he explores habitat recovery and restoration of a burned coast redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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