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Upcoming Events and Classes

Saturday, November 16, 2019
11-12:30pm
Did you know lichens can help you figure out if the place you're standing has good or bad air quality, can be used to produce a fascinating array of rainbow-colored dyes, and are actually symbiotic assemblages of two different species (fungi + either algae or cyanobacteria)? Join lichenologist Dr. Tara Schoenwetter for a fascinating exploration of diverse stories from the lichen world. As part of the California Lichen Society, Dr. Schoenwetter co-produced the Lichens of Sedgwick field guide we use at the Reserve to facilitate research and exploration. Join us for this rare opportunity to go deep into the unparalleled strangeness of these fascinating organisms! Saturday, November 16th, 11-12:30pm, Tipton Meeting House at Sedgwick Reserve (3566 Brinkerhoff Rd., Santa Ynez).
Friday, November 22, 2019
11-12:30pm
For more than 20 years, Dr. Claudia Tyler has studied the oaks of Sedgwick to glean critical understandings of how these much-beloved trees respond to grazing, different restoration practices, and more; as a beloved professor in UCSB's College of Creative Studies she has also brought countless undergraduate courses to the Reserve for memorable forays into the oak woodlands and savannas of Sedgwick. Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn about these critically important local ecosystems from a true expert! Friday, November 22nd, 11-12:30pm, Tipton Meeting House at Sedgwick Reserve (3566 Brinkerhoff Rd., Santa Ynez).
Friday, December 6, 2019
10-11:30am
UCSB's Dr. Scott Jasechko is a global leader in advancing our understanding of water availability and quality around the world. Scott’s research uses large datasets to understand how we can preserve the quality and sustain the quantity of river water and groundwater resources. Although his work is often international, it can help us here in Santa Barbara County better understand the water resources we have in our backyard--in particular our groundwater, the management of which has been profoundly transformed by recently implemented statewide policy that turns on its head the "Wild West" water mismanagement that was once the status quo across California. We hope you'll join us for this great opportunity to learn from one of UCSB's leading water experts about the importance of groundwater and why understanding it is more critical than ever. Friday, December 6th, 10-11:30am, Tipton Meeting House at Sedgwick Reserve (3566 Brinkerhoff Rd., Santa Ynez).