Senior Days

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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.
    11 Spots Available
  • 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.
    14 Spots Available

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.
    5 Spots Available
  • Afternoon 12:30 PM - The Oak Woodlands and Forests of Lake County
    Greg Giusti, a biologist who specializes in forest and wildlife management, wetlands, watersheds, fisheries and freshwater ecology, is Forests & Wildland Ecology Advisor- Emeritus to the University of California. He will present a program on the importance of the Oak woodlands and forests of Lake County. Ever want to know what the difference is between a woodland and a forest? Now's the time to ask!
    21 Spots Available

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!
    18 Spots Available
  • 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.
    12 Spots Available

Saturday 07/13/2024

  • Morning 10:00 AM - A Walk to Cache Creek
    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.
    21 Spots Available
  • Afternoon 12:30 PM - HIstory of the Andersons and the Anderson Ranch & Tour of the South Barn Interpretive Center
    Gordon Haggitt, an AMIA Board Member and a descendant of the original Anderson Family who owned and worked the Anderson Ranch from 1876 until the early 1970s, will share his knowledge of early farm life, Anderson family members, and life on the farm in the 19th and 20th centuries. Henry Bornstein, a State Parks Docent and AMIA Board member, will join Gordon in giving a tour of the park's South Barn Interpretive Center.
    21 Spots Available