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Saturday, February 28, 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm and Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm

Native American Style Pottery

Anza Borrego Desert State Park

Instructor: Tony Soares

$160 / $150 for ABF members

Tony Soares learned pottery-making techniques from his grandmother, and has refined his skills over the years to yield beautiful ollas. Soares will demonstrate his skills and guide participants in the process of creating their own olla using hand-dug clay from the area. The first day of this two-day workshop is devoted to learning how the clay is made, how paints are made and used to decorate pottery, and building your own pot. After the pots have had a week to dry, participants return to paint their piece before the pots are fired using traditional pit firing (weather permitting).  Participants will see traditional designs used on prehistoric ollas from the Anza-Borrego region and paint designs on their pots with authentic pigments. The class will also offer the opportunity to make a supportive ring from palm fronds to stabilize your pot when on display.

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February 28, 2015, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Archaeology of Asian diasporic settlements in California colloquium

Riverside & Inland Southern California Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

UCR ARTSBlock

Riverside, CA

Presentations by:

Laura Ng, National Park Service: Archaeology of Manzanar

Linda Bentz, SDSU: Chinese abalone harvesting sites in the Channel Islands

Beth Padon, Discovery Works, Inc.: Redlands Chinatown excavations

John Foster, Greenwood Associates: LA Chinatown excavations

Kholood Abdo-Hintzman, Applied Earthworks: San Bernardino and San Louis Obispo Chinatown excavations

For more information


March 3, 2015, 12:30pm- 2:00pm

The Washoe people of California and Nevada

University of California, Berkeley

554 Barrows Hall (5th Floor)

You are cordially invited to join us in welcoming Washoe language activists and historians for a presentation and community dialogue on the project of Wá∙šiw history and language revitalization.

This event is sponsored by Native American Studies, the American Indian Graduate Program and Native American Student Development. This event is ADA accessible, free and open to the community.

This event  featuring elders from the Washoe Cultural Resource Advisory Council (WCRAC), staff members from the tribe’s Cultural Resource Department (CRD) and Matthew Makley, Professor of History, Metropolitan State University Denver and co-author of  Cave Rock: Climbers, Courts and a Washoe Indian Sacred Site.


March 4, 2015, 10:00am-10:40am 

Ancient Kitchens: The Original Granite Countertops of ABDSP        

Anza Borrego Desert State Park

Visitor Center

Borrego Springs, CA

Join Archaeology Volunteer and Naturalist Susan Gilliland and discover how to recognize and where to experience these beautiful food preparation sites scattered throughout the park.

Repeating on March 25, 2015.

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March 6, 2015, 9:00am

Pictographs – What Were They Trying to Say? 

Anza Borrego Desert State Park                                   

Join Volunteer Naturalists Paul Larson and Mary Ekelund on a moderate, 2.5 hours, 3-mile roundtrip hike through a beautiful desert valley to a panoramic overlook.  Along the way, we will look at some interesting plants, morteros and rock art.  Meet at the entrance to Blair Valley, about a 45 minute drive from the visitor center.

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March 4, 2015, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Hot Springs, and Environmental Issues in Indian Country (between the transform faults of Southern California)

Barona Cultural Center and Museum

The presence of fault-related springs is probably the most important reason that people have been living is southern California deserts for at least 9,000 years. Dr. Eleanora (Norrie) Robbins is a geologist, retired from the U.S. Geological Survey. She is presently adjunct faculty in the Department of Geological Sciences at San Diego State University.  

For more information, contact the Barona Museum 619-443-7003 ext. 219


March 6, 2015-SOLD OUT!

Coachella Valley Archaeological Society Field Trip to Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center     

The next field trip will be to UCR’s Desert Research Center in Palm Desert.  Come and enjoy this unique and pristine piece of desert carefully preserved since 1958. For more information on Boyd Deep Canyon please visit: http://deepcanyon.ucnrs.org/  

This is a unique opportunity to see an area that is generally not open to the public.

We will meet at 9 a.m. in the Palm Desert area at the entrance to Deep Canyon on Friday, March 6, 2015.  We will hike an old Indian trail with trail shrines leading from Deep Canyon to the La Quinta cove on BLM land. I haven’t hiked it for about 9-10 years but as I recall, there is an elevation raise of a few hundred feet as we follow the trail along a mountain ridge and then parallel Coyote Creek canyon. I would rate the hike difficulty as easy-moderate because of elevation gain and rocks on trail.  I anticipate the roundtrip hike will be approximately one hour and be approximately 1.5 – 2 miles roundtrip.  After the hike, we will go to the Research Center building to eat lunch and hear about their programs. I anticipate we will be finished by 12:30 p.m. 

Hikers who can’t make it the entire distance can go back to the cars and they must WAIT for the rest of the group to come out if they want to then go to have lunch with us, or they may drive out of the property, exiting where we entered the property.

The field trips are free for members; guests and non-members must pay $5.00.  Participation is limited to 20 people and members will be given priority registration until February 15th.  After that, it will open up to non-members to sign up.

PLEASE RSVP to moc.liamtohnull@55nosliwttirB by no later than February 27th if you plan on attending.  


March 6-7, 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm

Balboa Park: 1915 and Beyond

Annual Two Day History Conference

Congress of History of San Diego and Imperial Counties

Recital Hall, Balboa Park

San Diego, CA

In honor of the year-long Centennial Celebration of the first Balboa Park Ex­position, held in 1915, the theme for the two-day conference is: Balboa Park: 1915 & Beyond. Interesting videos and presentations about the history of the park have already been accepted by the Conference Planning Committee, led by President Dianne Cowen.

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March 7, 2015, 11:00am-4:00pm

Arizona Archaeology Expo

Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park

Yuma, AZ

Celebrate Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Month. The Expo provides a special opportunity for visitors to learn more about why it is important to preserve archaeological sites and historic places; what archaeologists, historians, and tribal members do in their jobs; and the prehistory and history of Arizona. Archaeology- and/or history-related, hands-on activities, craft demonstrations, and other fun and educational events will be featured.

In addition, Boy Scout and Girl Scout merit badge requirements can be fulfilled at the Expo. Special displays and booths by archaeological and historical organizations, museums, Native American tribes, state and federal agencies, and others will allow you to participate as an archaeologist might in their research today, or make crafts and tools that teach how prehistoric Native Americans and other early inhabitants survived in the Southwest.

Demonstrations and interactive activities will help make the past come alive! In addition, information on archaeological sites, museums, and historical period parks in and around the local area will be highlighted.

The Expo will give visitors new insights into Arizona’s many prehistoric, historic, and contemporary cultures, and will help instill a sense of stewardship for our state’s fragile and nonrenewable heritage resources.


March 8 and March 22, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA
 

Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times.

A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.


March 8, 2015, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Introduction to the Ranch, Walking the Forest Loop Trail 

Friends of Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Cambria CA

Walk with Gil Eastman and discover the natural wonders of the Forest. We will observe, listen and talk about the things we see along the trail. We will talk about the Ranch’s unique history (Chumash and Salian) and its preservation today.

Reservations for this walk will be limited, Call early 927-2202. 

This walk will be presented again on March 28 at 10:00am-12:00pm and the leader will be Dena Kuhn.


March 13, 2015, 10:00am- 4:00pm

Free First Fridays Program

San Mateo County History Museum

Redwood City, CA


March 13-14, 2015

Second Annual UCSC Climate Conference

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

The Divisions of Physical & Biological Sciences and Social Sciences are proud to announce the dates of the conference.

Our overarching theme this year is “No Prospect of an End”: Living with an Ever Changing Climate. The quote from James Hutton’s Theory of the Earth is not meant to be depressing. Rather, we want to remind (or enlighten) audience members that if we do not dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we may trigger a rapid shift in climate that might not slow for a millennium, and that those new hot conditions might last many tens of millennia. From a societal perspective, climate change would seem never ending, and predicting environmental conditions in that future “hot house” world will be very difficult.

At the conference, we want to explore how societies can plan for and reach a future where humans and the natural systems on which they depend are flourishing, not just a century from now, but far into the future. Obviously, we must harness every ounce of political will and technological and social ingenuity to slow and then halt fossil fuel use, but success is not guaranteed. We do not expect the entire conversation at the conference to revolve around a perspective on climate change that considers conditions far beyond 2100. Yet, we do want to consider whether (or not) there are key insights that can inform decisions on mitigation, adaptation, and conservation over the next few decades that flow from the recognition that climate and environments may be changing for thousands of years.

The Friday night lecture to kick off the event will feature eminent geologist Richard Alley (Penn State).  Alley is renown for his work on glaciers, abrupt climate change, and sea level.

Following Friday’s lecture, on Saturday will be a day-long 2-part panel discussion, the core of the conference. Panelists include climate scientists, civil servants, economists, and educators from across the country.


March 19, 2015, 6:30pm  

Life On The Cabazon Reservation                                         

Coachella Valley Archaeological Society

The Portola Center

Palm Desert, CA                                                    

Judy Stapp – Director of Cultural Affairs at Cabazon Cultural Museum

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March 2015 – May 2015, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Symposium: “Challenges to Joshua Tree National Park”

Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Bell Center, Copper Mountain College

March 20, 2015 Engaging a New Generation of Park Stewards

Panelists: Mike Chedester, The Living Desert, Caroline Conway, The Wildlands Conservancy, and Cindy Zacks, Educator, Yucca Valley High School

April 17, 2015 Climate Change Response

Panelists: Cameron Barrows, Research Scientsist, UC Riverside, Ian James, Investiga­tive Reporter, The Desert Sun and JTNP Resource Staff

May 15, 2015 Putting It All Together – Achievable Action Items

Panelists: David Smith, Superintendent, JTNP, April Sall, The Wildlands Conservancy

Each event is Free, but pre-registration is required.

Register at www.joshuatree.org


March 21, 2015, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Night Out at the Museum

The Maidu Museum & Historic Site

Roseville, CA

Please join us for a reception for“The Lettered Life of a Mountain Maidu Woman: An Archival Portrait of Marie Mason Potts”, presented by guest curator Terri Castaneda, Professor of Cultural Anthropology at CSU Sacramento. Castaneda has written several articles about Marie Potts and is currently writing a book about her life. This new exhibit documents the uncommon life story of Marie Mason Potts, from her birth to the final decades of her life, when she gained state and national prominence as a writer, newspaper editor, and spokesperson on behalf of Maidu, Native Californian, and American Indian cultural traditions and rights.

For more information


March 24, 2015, 7:30pm

Five Dynasties of Chinese Pottery: from Potsherds to Porcelain

San Diego County Archaeological Society

San Diego, CA

Based on Mr. Alex Stewart’s original research for a landmark San Diego Chinese Historical Museum exhibition; this broad look traces Chinese pottery from its humble, utilitarian beginnings to its culmination as an elite art form. Inscriptions on Han Dynasty 漢朝 (206 BCE-220 CE) roof tile ends reveal ancient social structure, grave goods intended for use in the afterlife shed light on daily life and death in a bygone era. Sculptures of horses capture the dominance of the equestrian Mongol culture during the Yuan Dynasty 元朝 (1279-1368 CE). And porcelain vessels illustrate the expertise of Ming Dynasty 明朝 (1368-1644 CE) craftsmen who increased firing temperatures and used white kaolin clay to create the fine china that was coveted worldwide.

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March 26, 2015, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Prehistoric Bighorn Sheep Hunting in Anza Borrego Desert State Park

Colorado Desert Archaeological Society

Anza Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center

Certain stone constructions occur in areas of the Park known to have had populations of bighorn sheep.  Archaeologist Dr. Joan S. Schneider will present the archaeological, ethnographic, ecological and biological evidence to support her view that these structures played a role in prehistoric Bighorn sheep hunting, Dr. Schneider has worked for 30 years in desert regions around the world studying the role of Bighorn Sheep for food, bone tools, ceremony and spirituality of prehistoric people.


April 12 and April 26, 2015, 10:am-11:00am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk

The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center

Escondido, CA

Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times.

A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.


April 12, 2015, 2:00 PM

Recent  Work on the Peruvian Coast

Archaeological Institute of America-Orange County Chapter

DeNault Auditorium in Grimm Hall, Concordia University

Charles Stanish, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology and Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA.

For more information


April 16 – 21, 2015

TOUR KNOWING BAJA CALIFORNIA

Tecate Community Museum

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April 16, 2015, 6:30pm                                

Losing Ground: History of the land struggles of the Cahuilla Indians; their challenges and hurdles in proving land rights to water resources; and the Displacement of San Gorgonio Pass Cahuilla People in the 19th Century.                             

Coachella Valley Archaeological Society

The Portola Center

Palm Desert, CA

Betty Meltzer – Author, Teacher, Historian

For more information


April 18, 2015

7th Annual Coachella Valley Archaeological Society Symposium

College of the Desert’s Pollock Theatre

This year’s theme is SACRED PLACES AND EARTHLY REMAINS.  All professionals, students and anyone interested in presenting a 15-20 minute or 30 minute paper, or poster, on any aspect of the Coachella Valley and environs’, archaeology or ethnography is encouraged to send his abstract to the symposium coordinators. 

Ellen Hardy, Ph.D-Symposium co-coordinator

Professor of Anthropology, College of the Desert

(760) 776-7449  or

Leslie Mouriquand -Symposium co-coordinator

ude.tresedehtfoegellocnull@dnauqiruoml


April 22-26, 2015 

Gold Nugget Days Celebration

Gold Nugget Museum

Paradise, CA

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April 25, 2015, 10:00am-2:00pm

Yomen: A Spring Celebration

Maidu Museum and Historic Site

Roseville, CA

Celebrate and experience California Indian culture with traditional native dance groups, native storytelling, honoring of elders, guided trail tours, children’s activities, cultural demonstrations, native non-profit information booths, native plant walk, and craft fair. Indian tacos and other foods available for sale. FREE event.

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May 10 and 24, 2015, 10:00am -11:00am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA
 
Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times.

A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.


May 16, 2015, 10:00am-12:00pm

Berkeley City Beautiful: A Century Later

A walk led by Steve Finacom

Berkeley Historical Society

A century ago in 1915, German city planning expert Werner Hegemann published a master plan for Berkeley and Oakland. Following ‘City Beautiful’ ideals, the plan called for a grand Berkeley civic center, extensive park development and public improvements to residential districts and streets. At the same time, the University of California was rapidly building a neoclassical campus. This walk will trace built landmarks and ideals of that era from the 100-year-old Campanile to City Hall, and explore how those ideals could still inform municipal planning in Berkeley today. Wheelchair accessible. The walk will conclude at the Berkeley History Center where, for those who can stay past noon, the guide will give a brief gallery talk on his exhibit on Berkeley’s role in the San Francisco world fairs of 1915 and 1939/40.

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May 21, 2015, 6:30pm                                

Project Archaeology                                                            

Coachella Valley Archaeological Society

The Portola Center

Palm Desert, CA 

Anne Marie Cox – Archaeologist, Educator

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May 23 & 24 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm

Wildflower & Art Festival

Idyllwild Nature Center

Idyllwild, CA


Wednesdays, May 27, June 3, and June 10, 5:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturday fieldtrips May 30, June 6 and June 12, 2015

 

Introduction to Southern California Bird Identification Class 

Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology

Camarillo, CA

Due to popular demand, Dr. Linnea Hall will be holding another spring Bird ID class for WFVZ members, volunteers, students, and interested professional and community members. 

This popular class will be a 6-session course, with 3, 3-hr evening sessions (Wed).  The level of the class is novice to intermediate; people who have taken it before are welcome to join again.

The evening meetings will be held at the WFVZ; field locations will be discussed with you at the class meetings.  Rain may cancel field trips, but in those cases, we will come back to the museum to practice id with specimens and slides.

The evening classes will cover field guides and the characteristics of non-passerine and passerine birds in southern California.  The fieldtrips will cover identification of birds by sight, vocalizations, and habitat affinities.   

For all sessions you will need to bring a copy of:  Sibley, D.A.  2000.  The Sibley guide to birds of western North America.  Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.  National Audubon Society.  Please note that this is the western bird guide, not the eastern guide.  If you already have the full North American guide it’s okay to use this instead, although it would make it easier for using handouts if you have the western guide.  Other reading and bird identification materials will provided at no extra charge during the class meetings.

For the field sessions you will need binoculars and a reliable ride to the field sites.  Carpooling arrangements can usually be made during the class.

Price is $200 for non-WFVZ Members (or $45 per session) or $160 for current WFVZ Members (or $30 per session). Class size is limited and going fast.  If you are interested and would like to reserve a spot in this class please RSVP by Friday, May 1st, either by phone 805-388-9944 or by e-mail to gro.zvfwnull@repeekkoob  Class size will be limited to 20!


June 14-July 4, 2015

Gems of Turkey Tour 2015

Julie Roller & John O’Neill – Tour Leaders

Western and Central Turkey

Cities in Cappadoccia, Silk Road Caravansaries – just some of ancient sites that we offer on our tour to Turkey, the historical crossroads where Europe and Asia meet. We’ll explore the historical sights of this great country while enjoying the “good life” that travel in a Mediterranean based country provides.

Hello. Our names are John O’Neill and Julie Roller. We are a husband/wife team from California offering a 21-day tour to Turkey, June 14 – July 4, 2015. We would like to make this tour available to your members for the affordable price of $3,590, excluding airfare. We offer our tour as a way for your members to visit ones of the most archeologically-rich countries of the world at a fair price. We, along with our Turkish partners, unisonturkey.com, operated our Gems of Turkey tour in 2013. On that trip, one professional and two amateur archeologists joined us, and they were both surprised and enthralled by the large number of well-preserved ruin sites and our ability to get them to there at the best times to visit. “We had an incredible tour of Western and Central Turkey and visited amazing archaeological sites from Neolithic to Roman. Our small group tour was able to visit sites during times when the tour buses were gone, and we often had the place to ourselves, just wandering through
beautiful ancient places. Our very knowledgeable Turkish guide enriched our experience of these diverse early cultures. Julie and John were so much fun to travel with, and gave us their unique perspectives and experience of Turkey. It is an incredible country for anyone
interested in archaeology, and the food and the people are wonderful too! We highly recommend this tour.” Ron and Glo Auler, Flagstaff, AZ

In appreciation of your willingness to announce our Gems of Turkey tour to your membership, we will donate $200.00 to your organization for each member or other person who travels with us through your referral. We have a tradition of working with non-profits through our small Turkish import company, Bluestone Imports, having donated several thousand dollars in fund raisers to various non-profits since 2010. We feel our tour would be especially attractive to your members as one of our main foci is to visit archeological sites and key museums that contain the best from the numerous ancient cultures of this land. Turkey is home to a large number of excellent Greco/Roman sites, and you can get up close and personal with the ruins. We have been to Turkey every year since 2005 and have made extensive and repeated visits to many sites. We know the best times of day to visit the more famous sites to avoid large crowds, and we know stunning ruin sites that most people never visit and that are never crowded.

We have a limit of 16 persons and travel in a comfortable mid-sized bus following an itinerary that has been developed for the independent traveler type who enjoys a slower pace and the opportunity for some exploring on one’s own. Overall, the tour is designed to be a fun, leisurely, yet active exploration of this interesting, beautiful, and increasingly important country. In addition to visiting historical places, we will spend time in beautiful natural settings along the Mediterranean and in the Cappadoccia region of central Turkey, and soak up the culture with the food/drink, people, and music of this magnificent country. With the personal friendships that we have developed over many extended trips to Turkey, we are able to offer a unique journey for only $3,590 for twenty one days. This price includes the services of a professionally-trained, English-speaking Turkish tour guide, all hotels (generally smaller family-run places) with breakfast, all travel costs in Turkey, entrance fees to the historical sites, 3 boat trips, some dinners, a cooking class in an Istanbul home, a whirling-dervish performance in an 800-year-old caravansaray with an opportunity to meet the dervishes, and an insider tour of the very important ongoing archeological dig at Catal Hoyuk (7600-5800BC) through our contacts with Dr. Ian Hodder, the leader of the dig. We offer the ease of mind of having Americans running the tour. With our small group size of16 people, and due to our deep knowledge of Turkey’s archeological sites, its culture and its natural beauty, we hope that you find our tour suitable for the members of your organization to join us in exploring this important and fascinating country. Attached is our flyer that presents the details of the tour. Please share this letter and flyer describing this special opportunity with your membership. Thank you very much.

Sincerely, John O’Neill and Julie Roller Santa Cruz, Ca. USA 831-515-8022 ude.mvwnull@llieno.nhoj

zib.stropmienotseulbnull@enotseulb

www.unisonturkey.com


June 14 and 28, 2015, 10:00am -11:00am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA
 
Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times.

A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.


July 11 & 12, 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm

Lemon Lily Festival

Idyllwild Nature Center

Idyllwild, CA


July 12 and 26, 2015, 10:00am -11:00am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA
 
Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times.

A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.


August 8, 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm

Butterfly Daze

Idyllwild Nature Center

Idyllwild, CA


August 8-9, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm

Dutch Oven Cook-Off

Gold Nugget Museum

Paradise, CA

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August 9 and 23, 2015, 10:00am -11:00am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA
 
Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times.

A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.


September 5 & 6, 2015, 10:00am-2:00pm

Labor Day Weekend Family Fun

Idyllwild Nature Center

Idyllwild, CA


September 12-13, 2015, 11:00am-4:00pm

Days of Living History

Gold Nugget Museum

Paradise, CA

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September 13 and 27, 2015, 10:00am -11:00am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA
 
Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times.

A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.


September 17, 2015, 6:30pm

Cave Paintings of Baja, California

Coachella Valley Archaeological Society

The Portola Center

Palm Desert, CA

Speakers: Maria Puente and Britt Wilson

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October 11 and 25, 2015, 10:00am -11:00am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA
 
Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times.

A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.


November 8 and 22, 2015, 10:00am -11:00am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA
 
Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times.

A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.


December 23, 2015, 10:00am -11:00am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA
 
Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times.

A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.