Senior Days


Saturday 06/01/2024

  • Morning 10:00 AM - History and Culture of the Koi - the original inhabitants of Anderson Marsh
    Rob Morgan, Koi Nation tribal historian, will give a personal account of the history and culture of the Koi indigenous people who were the original inhabitants of the land that makes up Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, from historical through modern times.
  • Afternoon 12:30 PM - Live Birds of Prey
    Join Jenny Papka Native Bird Connections for a fun and informative program with live raptors (birds of prey). The birds may include owls, hawks, falcon that are unable to survive in the wild. Nothing is canned, so bring your questions and curiosities.

Saturday 06/15/2024

  • Morning 10:00 AM - The "active geology" of Lake County (Volcanoes, Landslides, and Geysers)
    Chris Watt, a geologist who has worked as an Interpretive Ranger with the National Park Service at the Grand Canyon and as Field Naturalist with the United States Geological Survey, currently sits as a Trustee to the Russian River Flood Control District. Chris will give an entertaining presentation about what he calls the "active geology"of Lake County - its volcanoes, landslides and geysers.
  • Afternoon 12:30 PM - Native Lake County Trees and Home Tree Care and Planting
    Greg Giusti is a biologist who specializes in trees, forest and wildlife management and the Clear Lake watershed. He is Forests & Wildland Ecology Advisor- Emeritus to the University of California. He will talk about the trees of Lake County. His informative and entertaining talk will cover native wild trees and home tree care. What are good trees to plant in Lake County -- and what are not good trees to plant! Come prepared with your tree questions and have them answered by an expert!

Saturday 06/29/2024

  • Morning 10:00 AM - What's So Special About Clear Lake?
    Angela De Palma-Dow is a water resources scientist who lives in Lake County and manages numerous projects with state, city, tribal and federal agencies designed to protect the ecology of Clear Lake. She will give an entertaining and informative presentation explaining the special and unique nature of Clear Lake. How old is the Lake? Why is it green? Why is it so shallow? All will be made "clear" by Angela!
  • Afternoon 12:30 PM - 14,000 Years of Pomo Culture
    Dr. John Parker, the local archeologist who spearheaded the effort to preserve Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, will give an entertaining talk about the history of the indigenous people of Lake County and the variety of indigenous communities that have inhabited the Clear Lake Basin.

Saturday 07/13/2024

  • Morning 10:00 AM - CANCELLED -- DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT Explore the new ADA-compliant Cache Creek Nature Trail & Tour the South Barn Interpretive Center
    Join State Parks docent and Certified California Naturalist Henry Bornstein for a leisurely, relaxing short walk to Cache Creek. Enjoy bird sightings and learn about one of the most interesting habitats in our beautiful park. Tour the new exhibits in the historic South Barn.
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  • Afternoon 12:30 PM - CANCELED -- DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT History of the Andersons and the Anderson Ranch & Tour of Historic Ranch House
    Gordon Haggitt, an AMIA Board Member and a descendant of the original Anderson Family who owned and worked the Anderson Ranch from 1886 until the early 1970s, will share his knowledge of early farm life, Anderson family members, and life on the ranch in the 19th and 20th centuries. The talk will take place in the parlor of the historic Anderson Ranch House. Participants will have an opportunity to take a brief tour of the Ranch House.
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