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March 2021

Sierra Science Series – California conservation in the genomics era: The CALeDNA and California Conservation Genomics projects

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Please join us on March 9th at 6:30pm for our next Sierra Science lecture. The employment of genomic technologies is becoming increasingly important for detecting, understanding, and developing species and ecosystem management plans, including maximizing the adaptive potential of natural systems. Dr. Jason Sexton will describe two programs currently using conservation genetics and genomics in California: 1) California Environmental DNA (CALeDNA), a program for detecting DNA in environmental samples, and 2) the California Conservation Genomics Project (CCGP), a project using…

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Free Virtual Grant Writing Workshop

March 10 @ 8:30 am - March 12 @ 12:30 pm
CA United States + Google Map

Free Online Workshop Introduction to Grant Writing A three-day intensive workshop to build grant writing skills for organizations and agencies in the Sierra Nevada region.   Why? The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) looks to the organizations, agencies, and local governments in the Region to help achieve its vision for the future: “the magnificent Sierra Nevada Region enjoys outstanding environmental, economic, and social health, with vibrant communities and landscapes sustained for future generations.” You are our partners and we want to…

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Internship Program- Application Period Open

March 16 @ 8:00 am - March 31 @ 12:00 am
Free

Data Collection and Litter Analysis Starting in May 2021 Clean Up the Lake will be embarking on a 72 mile scuba clean up of Lake Tahoe, presented by Tahoe Blue Vodka. To increase the impact of litter removal we will be categorizing and collecting data on every single piece of litter that we remove from the lake. This internship program will focus on assisting us with categorizing and collecting this litter data. The collection of this data will provide valuable…

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Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar: Pika Palooza with Beth Pratt

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join wildlife advocate, conservation leader, Sierra Nevada Alliance board member, and author Beth Pratt for a fun talk about the most adorable animal on the planet --the pika! Pratt, who has been observing and studying pika in Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Sierra for over a decade, claims “they are also one of the most intrepid creatures in the world for all their adorableness.” The pika also happens to be the Sierra Nevada Alliance's mascot! During her talk, Pratt  will show…

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Science Speaks Series: Where There’s Smoke, There are Conspiracy Theorists

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

We’ll explore why people come to believe conspiracy theories about anthropogenic climate change, how these theories spread, and what we can do to stop them. Presenters: Hannah Tierney, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis; Mark Colyvan, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney; and Tim Smartt, Lecturer in Philosophy and Research Associate in the Institute for Ethics and Society at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Use the following Zoom link to access the webinar:…

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Winter Science Speaks Series – Calculating the Costs of Climate Change

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

What are the costs if climate change increases the risk of extinction of plants and animals? What about costs from impacts to agricultural production and the risk to the global food supply? These are some of the important costs involved in estimating the costs of climate change damages, a value known as the social cost of carbon. Frances C. Moore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California Davis. Moore’s research…

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SYRCL’s Quiz Night

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$20

SYRCL’s annual Quiz Night scholarship fundraiser is back! Since 2002, we have been gathering as a community for a night of revelry to raise support for our community’s high school graduating seniors (with the exception of 2020). Each year, we award a $4,000 scholarship to support a local college-bound student on their path to becoming an environmental steward. This year’s Quiz Night provides an opportunity for a Virtual “Reunion” with SYRCL as well as family, friends, and old acquaintances. Create…

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April 2021

Herbert Clean Up

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA United States + Google Map

Come to Herbert Wetland Prairie Preserve to help us clean up trash around the area!

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A Tale of Two Experiments: How the CA drought affected natural populations of an endemic monkeyflower

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

By the end of the century, the Sierra Nevada growing season is predicted to be 7°F warmer. Please join Lillie Pennington (UC Merced) as she discusses how drought impacts cutleaf monkeyflower evolutionary trends and what it could mean for other Sierra Nevada endemic plants. This event is free and will be held on zoom. Register here: https://forms.gle/WvQ4q28qnBc1wmmL8

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Sierra Landscapes Watercolor Class

April 14 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
$20

Spring is here! Let’s get our journals out and have fun exploring how to draw and watercolor paint beautiful landscapes. We will be using a live stream format (Zoom). This class is recommended for anyone 7 years of age or older. Please make sure you have the following supplies prior to the start date: watercolor pad, watercolor paint set, and brushes. Below are links to places where you can purchase the recommended materials: Prang Oval-16 Pan Watercolor Paint Set, 16 Assorted Colors, Refillable,…

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