CONES: California Online Naturalist Event Series
Welcome to CONES, the new monthly California Online Naturalist Event Series. This series is created by and for UC California Naturalists and UC Climate Stewards to connect across the state on topics including natural history, ecology, climate change, and the intersections of pressing human and environmental issues. While we're not checking IDs at the door, we're also not advertising beyond our community of certified California Naturalists and Stewards to ensure we create a space to connect and grow together. A recording of each talk will be available to the public afterward, pending speaker approval.
We're kicking off the UC California Naturalist CONES this fall with a three-part series on climate justice and community resilience.
- October: California Naturalist panel discussion on How resilient communities respond to climate change
- November: AshEL “Seasunz” Eldridge on Changing the climate of fear through elemental activism
- December: Joana Flor Tavares on Policy opportunities to effectively support the climate justice movement
Tuesday, October 27, 12-1PM
UC California Naturalist panel discussion moderated by Francis Mendoza.
Panelist Jerome Gaw (Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum California Naturalist) is a wildlife photography hobbyist, science communicator, and conservation educator. A mental health practitioner by profession, he is a firsthand witness to the power of nature to promote community involvement and facilitate well-being.
Panelist Brenda Kyle (Pasadena City College California Naturalist) is a Southern California based naturalist who leads environmental programs all over the L.A. area. She rates herself an 11/10 on the, "I love nature scale!" Brenda is deeply connected to the mountains in L.A., and is descended from the Tarahumara and Tepehuan peoples from Mexico.
Additional Panelists TBA!
Tuesday, November 17, 12-1PM
Tuesday, December 8, 12-1PM