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Inspirational Outings: Public Lands of California’s Central Valley

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

As we begin 2023, join us for an engaging virtual talk and tour of wonderful Central Valley destinations and the stewards and naturalists among them! These are places where endemic species may be observed, including unique ecosystems filled with some of California’s iconic and well-known native flora and fauna, including some under careful watch.

Our speaker is Dr. Jeanne Knapp who wears many hats here in the valley. In particular, she is an instructor of the California Naturalist Program which is how our webinar coordinator (Cynthia Typaldos) became aware of her and her incredible knowledge of the San Joaquin Valley. Full biography below.

Dr. Knapp will emphasize readily accessible public lands, including California State Parks, Nature Reserves, Wildlife Refuges, and an abundance of destinations you might consider as you plan your nature explorations in the new year. You’ll learn about some of the partner professionals who share their expertise in the complex systems of natural resources, and their understanding of relationships between humans, and the species with whom we share the land and water.

Our glimpse of these special places will feature touchstones that sparkle, challenges, and contemporary projects with an eye toward a future that includes thriving “native” ecosystems. You might find yourself planning a handful of personal hikes or day-trips!

 Jeanne Knapp, Ed.D.,
California Naturalist, Four Rivers Natural History Association 501(c)(3), Project WILD, and Just Knowledge, LLC

Dr. Knapp is joyfully committed to community partnerships that result in best use of our abundant resources! She has a professional and academic background in public education leveraged to facilitate the aligned engagement of public, private, formal and non-formal champions in nurturing humans toward understanding of, and connections with, the natural world.

Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

*All presentations are recorded and placed in our YouTube channel @NSJV_CNPS [] and added to the webinar playlist



January 9
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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North San Joaquin Valley