Celebrate Nature at Natural History Museum in Rocklin
Rocklin - On May 4th the Sierra College Natural History Museum and the California Native Plant Society will be coming together to Celebrate Nature.
This event runs from 9:00-2:30 at the Sierra College Campus. The California Native Plant Society will be hosting its annual native plant sale. Admission to the plant sale is free. The Museum will be hosting lectures, tours and activities as part of its In Celebration of Nature Event. Admission to the Museum Events is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.
California Native Plant Society Plant Sale and Wildflower Show - Free!
Open from 9:30 - 2:30 (Sale opens to CNPS members at 8:30. You can become a member at the event.)
The Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is hosting its annual plant sale. Known for having one of the widest selection of California Native Plants, the plant sale will include Cornflower Farms from Elk Grove, High Ranch Nursery and Sierra View Nursery from Loomis, Floral Native Nursery from Chico, Native Springs Nursery from Durham, grower Steve Doty from El Dorado Hills and many other nurseries from around the state. A list of plants can be found on the Redbud Chapter Website at www.redbud-cnps.org The sale will also include wildflower seeds, books, posters and cards, an informational booth with educational displays and a tea tasting featuring teas made from various native plants. The wildflower show will display more than 150 types of flowering plants!
The Sierra College Natural History Museum is hosting In Celebration of Nature to coincide with the CNPS sale. This event will run from 9:00 - 2:30. The cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages 4-12.
This event will feature many activities and lectures listed below.
Lectures (times TDB):
- Karin Kaufman, co-author of "Living Wild" will be providing a lecture entitled "Landscaping with Native Plants" Ms. Kaufman is a landscape architect who creates environmentally friendly designs that incorporate the use of renewable and recycled materials and storm-water management techniques.
- Nancy Graham, owner of Far West Bulb Farm, will present a lecture on California Bulb Plants or Chet Blackburn, President of the California Native Plant Society will give a lecture entitled "An I-5 Safari". This talk will take an imaginary safari through the Great Central Valley following the path of I-5 before the arrival of Europeans 200 years ago.
- Joe Medeiros, professor emeritus of biology and Editor-In-Chief of the Sierra College Press, will give a talk entitled "Biodiversity - Not Just for Tree-Huggers". This talk will be a tour of biological diversity and the kingdoms of life. Who they are and what good are they? The talk will include a picture illustrated selection of the major groups of life and why they are important to us and all of the creatures of the Earth.
- Jim Wilson, retired Sierra College Staff and an original Natural History Staff Member, will present a lecture on the native plant diversity of California.
Activities (all activities will be occurring throughout the day, unless otherwise specified):
- Tours of our Rock Walk, led by Sierra College Professor Dick Hilton, will be available at 10, 11, 12 and 1.
- Nature Trail tours will also be available led by Joe Medeiros, professor emeritus of biology or Jim Wilson, who helped to install the nature trail, will happen at 10, 11, 12 and 1.
- The Natural History Museum is hosting an art show and sale. This photographic exhibit, entitled, "Out the Backdoor, Images from California", features artwork from Sierra College Faculty and Staff. Photographs will be available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds will go to support the Natural History Museum.
- Kenneth Myatt will present demonstrations of how to make pigments and binder into pastels that can be used for drawing all from materials that can be found locally. These pigments have been used for cave paintings through to the present. Participants will then be able to use these pigments to make their own drawings. Demonstrations will be scheduled throughout the day.
- Come see a display of Nature of the Past by viewing our extensive fossil collection.
- Ever wonder what you can find in a stream? Join our docents as they peer with you into the world of aquatic macroinvertebrates. Come face-to-face with the most voracious predator that you will ever meet under 1-inch long. See some of the organisms that can tell scientists if a stream is healthy or not.
- Learn about the parts of a flower. Dissect a flower and see what makes it the perfect vessel for attracting a pollinator.
- Can you figure out Whose Wood is Whose? Come and see if you can figure out what trees made different sections of wood. Prizes will be available while they last.
- You can make a leaf rubbing journal. Come and make leaf rubbings of the different plants provided to create your own leaf journal.
- Every book needs a bookmark, why not make one that celebrates the nature all around you? You will be able to make your own leaf bookmark that you can use to keep your favorite books company.
- Scientists often use tracks and scat to identify the animals that have passed by an area. See if you can figure out who made these tracks and scat. If you can identify them correctly, you will be able to make a plaster cast of that track
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