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) and under the direction of local health authorities. We look forward to bringing our community together through fun, engaging and informative events again once doing so is deemed safe. We make this decision with the health and wellbeing of our wonderful supporters in mind.
Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and California State Parks for a three-part webinar series delivered by Mark Hylkema, California State Parks Archaeologist and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Foothill College. Mark will draw from over 40 years of experience studying the history of California native people, focusing on Indigenous cultures of the Peninsula and the South Bay.
Ethnobotany and Land Stewardship
California ecosystems have evolved with thoughtful active management by diverse human communities over thousands of years. This session will examine some of the interactions Indigenous Peoples of the Bay Area had with with our landscape. We will highlight specific plant and animal relationships, as well as stewardship practices using examples from our local landscape.
Economy, Spirituality, and Culture
This session will focus on interesting aspects of what we know about historic Indigenous culture, society, economy and spirituality. Participants will hear about examples of trade networks that existed, taking products made and collected by Bay Area communities far and wide. They'll also learn about aspects of village life, spirituality, and sacred relationships with our local landscape. We'll also share some resources for how you can learn and support contemporary Indigenous communities in our area.
Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) for a talk with Valentin Lopez, Tribal Chair of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Valentin will discuss the tribe's history, current projects, and the film "Umunhum," recently included in POST's production of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The film describes the literal and symbolic restoration of Mount Umunhum, the site of the tribe's creation story located in the South Bay.
Did you know that there are 150 species of native bees in the Bay Area? Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) for a fun chat with artist and writer Obi Kaufmann, as we share about some of our favorites! This event will be hosted on Facebook.
A continuation from Part 1, join us for the second of two free bird language sessions! Environmental Educator Jeff Caplan is teaching a live virtual workshop on the Backyard Bird Language May 22. Open to nature-lovers of all ages, no experience necessary. This session is live and will not be recorded.
Join (POST) Peninsula Open Space Trust for the first of two free bird language sessions! Environmental Educator Jeff Caplan is teaching a live virtual workshop on Backyard Bird Language May 15. Open to nature-lovers of all ages, no experience necessary. This session is live and will not be recorded.