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North America’s Galápagos: The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey

June 19 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Corinne Heyning Laverty, Wednesday, June 19
Social: 6:45 p.m., Program: 7:00 p.m.

In the years leading up to World War II, a remarkable series of scientific
expeditions unfolded across California’s eight Channel Islands. These
ventures were aimed at unraveling the islands’ history and delving into
their rich diversity of flora and fauna. Led by a group of explorers and
enthusiastic young scientists, sponsored by the Natural History Museum of
Los Angeles County, the expeditions were driven by a shared mission to
uncover the human history and biological evolution of these enigmatic
islands. Despite encountering both successes and setbacks, the endeavors
provided invaluable insights into the ecological significance of the Channel
Islands. Their findings laid the groundwork for the islands’
eventual designation as a national park, a crucial step in
preserving their natural beauty, unique ecosystems, and
archaeological treasures for generations to come.

Corinne Heyning Laverty is a bestselling
author, TEDx speaker, and conservationist.
She authored North America’s Galapagos:
The Historic Channel Islands Biological
Survey. Laverty is actively involved in various
conservation organizations, serving as a
board member of the Santa Barbara Natural
History Museum; a Research Associate at the
Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County; and an Associate of the
Santa Cruz Island Foundation. Laverty’s work has been featured in
publications including Lonely Planet, Western North American Naturalist,
and Hippocampus Magazine.

Join us for a virtual field trip to these intriguing islands, located off the coast of California.

Please RSVP to Bob Crowell at bva3ruddyducks@att.net if you would like to join us on Zoom.
The Zoom link will be emailed to you on the day of the lecture.


June 19
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center
2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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