AVALON, Calif. – The Catalina Island Conservancy will host its Annual Conservation and Education Symposium on Nov. 13 in Long Beach to provide the public with interesting presentations detailing the latest research and surveys of Catalina’s plants, animals and human culture.
Among the topics to be addressed, Conservancy biologists, educators and research partners will discuss the breeding status of a rarely seen seabird, the Ashy Storm-Petrel, the state of human archeology on the Island, Catalina’s plants and its geology. Each speaker will provide a quick overview and then answer questions from the audience about their presentations.
This enlightening event includes a boxed lunch and wine and cheese reception. Please join us for this fascinating look into the latest in scientific discovery.
What: Catalina Island Conservancy’s Annual Conservation and Education Symposium
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, 2015
Where: Hyatt the Pike Long Beach, 285 Bay Street, Long Beach, CA 90802-8161
Tickets: Conservancy member – $25 each / Non-Conservancy member – $35 each
Parking: $7 per vehicle
Registration: Please call 562-437-8555 ext. 239 or visit www.catalinaconservancy.org
About the Conservancy
Formed in 1972, the Catalina Island Conservancy is one of California's oldest land trusts. Its mission is to be a responsible steward of its lands through a balance of conservation, education and recreation. Through its ongoing efforts, the Conservancy protects the magnificent natural and cultural heritage of Santa Catalina Island, stewarding approximately 42,000 acres of land and more than 60 miles of rugged shoreline. It provides an airport and 50 miles of biking and nearly 150 miles of hiking opportunities within its road and trail system. The Conservancy conducts educational outreach through two nature centers, its Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden and guided experiences in the Island’s rugged interior. Twenty miles from the mainland, the Island is a treasure trove of historical and archaeological sites. It also contains numerous rare and endangered animals and plants. The Island is home to 60 species – and counting – that are found only on Catalina. For additional information, please visit www.catalinaconservancy.org
The Catalina Island Conservancy was formed in 1972 and is one of California’s oldest land trusts. Its mission is to be a responsible steward of its lands through a balance of conservation, education and recreation. The Conservancy protects the magnificent natural and cultural heritage of Santa Catalina Island, stewarding approximately 42,000 acres of land, 62 miles of rugged shoreline and more than 80 miles of trails. It operates the Airport in the Sky, Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden and two nature centers. Twenty miles from the mainland, the Island is home to more than 60 plant and animal species found nowhere else in the world. - Watch Video
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