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World Wetlands Day 2019 Symposium: Native Americans and Wetlands

Newport Bay Conservancy

Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

World Wetlands Day 2019 Symposium: Native Americans...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Registration Feb 1, 2019 $25.00 $3.16
General Registration + Optional Afternoon Kayak Tour
Guided kayak tour with Newport Bay Conservancy Naturalists launching Newport Aquatic Center. No additional cost; must be dressed to get wet from the knees down as kayaks are launched from the shoreline.
Feb 1, 2019 $25.00 $3.16
General Registration +Optional Afternoon Service Project
Help restore the Upper Bay by joining members of our ASL team to remove invasive Algerian Sea Lavender. All tools will be provided. Volunteers will go out on the bay from the shoreline so be prepared with close-toed shoes, preferably boots.
Feb 1, 2019 $25.00 $3.16
Member/Student Registration Feb 1, 2019 $20.00 $2.85
Member/Student Registration + Optional Afternoon Kayak Tour Feb 1, 2019 $20.00 $2.85
Member/Student Registration + Optional Afternoon Service Project Feb 1, 2019 $20.00 $2.85

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Native Americans and Wetlands 

In Observance of World Wetlands Day/48th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention

(tentitive program; speaker times may change/update)

8:30 am Parking, check-in, continental breakfast

9:00: Peter Bryant, Past President of Newport Bay Conservancy, Introductions on the Ramsar Convention

9:05: Adelia Sandoval: Opening Prayer, and music by the Tushmal Singers

9:30: Stan Rodriguez: Instructions for helping to build the Tule Boat; organization of work party

9:45: Jon and Sabine Sherman: Solar Sound System, hand-made flutes and flute music

10:15: Lazaro Arvizu: Music, and making Clapper Sticks

10:45: Angela Mooney D'Arcy, Pitzer College: Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, and Genga/Banning Ranch

11:15: Alan Salazar, Native American elder: The 2001 voyage to Santa Cruz Island in the traditional tomol plank canoe ‘Elye’wun, with a film screening of Return to Limuw 

11:45: Lunch provided by Newport Bay Conservancy

12:30: Cindi Alvitre: Restoration of the Ti'at

1:00: Brian Fagan, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara: Watercraft, wetlands, and life afloat in Southern California before Cabrillo

1:30: Patricia Martz, President of the California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance: The First People of south Orange Coast

Optional Afternoon Actvities 2:30-4PM

Kayak Tour of the Upper Newport Bay (launching from the Newport Aquatic Center)

Stewardship Project w/ASL Removal Team: Stick around and help a group of volunteers remove invasive Alergerian Sea Lavender from the wetland. 

 

Throughout the day:

Helping to build the tule boat
Peter Bowler: Foods from the Wetlands
Michelle Castillo Orange County Inter Tribal Youth Group volunteers 

NBC will be providing continential breakfast and light lunch for all attendees.


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Back Bay Science Center
600 Shellmaker Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)


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Newport Bay Conservancy

The Newport Bay Conservancy (NBC) is a nonprofit organization focused exclusively on the protection and preservation of Upper Newport Bay – one of the most precious natural resources in Southern California.

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