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.

May 21, 2021
Online Event - May 21, 2021 - 7:00 P.M.
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Join POST and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival: Virtual — a collection of short films that highlight environmental issues from across the country and tell inspiring stories of people and their relationships to nature. Watch the selections for free from the comfort of your own home.
May 28, 2021
May 28, 2021 - 6:30 P.M.
  • 6:30 P.M.
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Join Latino Outdoors, POST, and Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo for a special poetry-writing event! “Migraciones Across Borders” is an opportunity for writers of all levels to gather as a community and write poetry together. We will reflect on wildlife, migrations, and borders. Writing prompts and sample verses will be provided for inspiration. Participants will be invited to read poetry written during the event.

The perspectives in this event are intended to be centered around Latinx experiences, and we are also welcoming those of other cultural backgrounds and identities to participate and reflect on the themes presented.
June 11, 2021
Online Event - Jun 11, 2021 - Noon - 1 p.m.
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Join POST in welcoming local wildlife researchers Tanya Diamond and Ahiga Snyder of Pathways for Wildlife to share practical wildlife tracking skills with our community.
June 25, 2021
Online Event - Jun 25, 2021 - Noon - 1 p.m.
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Join POST in welcoming Dr. Emily Taylor of Central Coast Snake Services to talk about the Pacific Rattlesnake.
April 6, 2021
Online Event - Apr 6, 2021 - 7:00 P.M.
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José Andrés is a Michelin-starred, James Beard Award-winning Spanish-American chef. He is the author of three cookbooks and the New York Times best-selling book We Fed an Island, which describes how Andrés and his team cooked for hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans in Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Andrés advocates for sustainability in the restaurant industry and his line of restaurants includes many that are focused on serving sustainably grown and harvested foods. He will joined in conversation by local chef and restaurateur Jesse Cool as part of POST's annual Wallace Stegner Lectures
March 19, 2021
Online Event - Mar 19, 2021 - Noon - 1 p.m.
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Join us for an educational webinar featuring Andrea Williams, Director of Biodiversity Initiatives at the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) who will share her extensive knowledge about Bay Area wildflowers.
March 9, 2021
Online Event - Mar 9, 2021 - 7:00 P.M.
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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.
March 5, 2021
Online Event - Mar 5, 2021 - Noon - 1 p.m.
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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 3, 2021
Mar 3, 2021
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Register for free at-home screening access to view "The Guardians" from Oct 23-25. "The Guardians", a documentary film by Ben Crosbie and Tessa Moran, elegantly interweaves the lives of the iconic monarch butterfly with an indigenous community in Mexico. Both depend on the same ancient forest for their survival and now face an uncertain future. 

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