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2017 Mt. Tam Wildlife Symposium

WHEN: October 26, 2017, 10 am-3:30 pm

WHERE: Marin Art and Garden Center
                 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA 94957

PARKING NOTE: We received word that parking will be limited on Thursday due to other activities, so we are writing to strongly encourage you to carpool with other participants if possible. Public transportation and biking are of course always encouraged when possible. You can also find an all-day spot in Ross, and walk to venue, so please allow extra time. Parking in the neighborhood immediately surrounding the venue is time-limited so may not be the best option – please observe street signs. Thank you for your understanding, we look forward to seeing you there!

Join us for a day of wildlife science! Meet some of Mt. Tam's furry, feathery, and scaly residents, and get updates on One Tam's work to study and support their health. This follow-up to the 2016 Mt. Tam Science Summit will feature results from the Wildlife Picture Index Project’s first three years’ of data collection, give updates on other wildlife studies (such as bats and pollinators) coming out of last years’ Health of Mt. Tam report, and share upcoming projects to support the mountain's wildlife.


Introduction and Keynote talks by Marin County Supervisor Katie Rice, and Jon Foley, Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences
Life on the Wild Side: Mt. Tam's Wildlife through a Naturalist's Eyes
Marin Wildlife Picture Index Project: Results from the First Three Years
Lunch provided!
Spotlight on Health: Updates on Key Species
Addressing Data Gaps: New Studies on Bats Bees
Upcoming Wildlife Enhancement Projects
Closing remarks by Ellie Cohen, President and CEO of Point Blue Conservation Science
Reception to follow

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