Summer Lecture Series - The Endangered Pacific Pocket Mouse
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
San Clemente, CA
Arrive Earty at the Historic Cottage
The Endangered Pacific Pocket Mouse Reception and "Coastal Presence" Photograph Exhibit
6:00-8:00 pm - Free Gallery Admission
Join Us for the Lecture
The SOF lecture series features internationally acclaimed speakers whose work spans a variety of topics of great interest to the community of San Onofre and San Clemente State Beaches. These events are sponsored by SOF in partnership with California State Parks. Additional grant support is provided by The National Environmental Education Foundation.
August 6, 2013 – The Endangered Pacific Pocket Mouse
- Speaker: Debra Shier, Ph.D., San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research Brown Endowed Scientist
- Dr. Debra Shier runs a growing local field program on threatened and endangered small mammals for the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. For the past 15 years she has been studying the ways in which an understanding of animal behavior and behavioral ecology can be applied to conservation strategies such as reintroductions and translocations. Dr. Shier’s research has focused on using basic theory to create effective and efficient relocation methods by encouraging settlement, dampening stress, and increasing post-release survival and reproductive success. San Onofre State Park is home to one of the three remaining populations of the critically endangered Pacific Pocket Mouse.
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San Onofre Foundation
The San Onofre Foundation (SOF) is a California non-profit, charitable corporation, whose mission is to provide education, protection, and preservation for the California State Parks at San Onofre and San Clemente State Beaches. As a public liaison to these parklands, the San Onofre Foundation will foster a comprehensive stewardship of this unique recreational resource, with its historically important sites and environmentally significant setting.