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Mendocino Coast Audubon May Program

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  • Charlene McAllister
    Finding Connection in Nature The Mendocino Coast Audubon Society is delighted to bring well known author, naturalist, educator, and artist, John (Jack) Muir
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 27, 2009
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      Finding Connection in Nature

      The Mendocino Coast Audubon Society is delighted to bring well known
      author, naturalist, educator, and artist, John (Jack) Muir Laws to the
      Mendocino Coast. Laws, who delights in exploring the natural world and
      sharing this love with others, will be speaking on "Finding Connection in
      Nature" on Monday May 11 at 7:00 pm at Dana Gray Elementary School, 1197 E.
      Chestnut Street in Fort Bragg. (Please note this is an earlier date than
      normal and a changed location)

      For six years, John Muir Laws backpacked the Sierra Nevada to research and
      illustrate The Laws Guide to the Sierra Nevada, a pocket size field guide to
      over 1,700 species found in the Sierra Nevada. The guide, which includes
      2,710 original watercolor paintings was reviewed by educators, naturalists,
      and scientists throughout the country, and was intensively field tested by
      adults and youth. This guide helps visitors or residents of the Sierra
      understand and appreciate the biodiversity of the region. This comprehensive
      and easy to use guide allows botanists to identify the insects that come to
      their flowers, birders to identify the trees in which the birds perch, or
      hikers to identify the stars overhead at night.

      Deeply committed to stewardship of nature, Laws collaborates with
      organizations throughout the state to further the cause. He is currently
      coordinating efforts to create a standards based sixth through eighth grade
      curriculum to help teachers convey a love of nature and an understanding of
      biodiversity to their students through field studies and nature sketching.
      He has worked as an environmental educator for over 25 years in California,
      Wyoming, and Alaska and teaches classes on natural history, conservation
      biology, scientific illustration, and field sketching. He is trained as a
      wildlife biologist and is an associate of the California Academy of
      Sciences. His illustrations capture the feeling of the living plant or
      animal, while also including details critical for identification.

      Audubon programs are free to the public, however donations to offset the
      cost of the programs are always welcomed.

      For further information go to www.mendocinocoastaudubon.org or email
      charmac@...

      Note: Laws will be speaking in Ukiah on Thursday May 14th.





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