Jan 9, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Join us for our monthly meeting and get to know you fellow Nature Club members, with guests always welcome.
Program: "John Steinbeck, Ed Ricketts and California's Central Coast: A Tale of Symbiotic friendship and Love of the Natural World"
Presenter: Erik Mollenhauer and Brian Hayes
In the 1930s and '40s, the Central Coast was the setting for a remarkable friendship between two men, John Steinbeck and "Doc"Ricketts. Steinbeck is well known for his many books, including "The Grapes of Wrath," "Of Mice and Men," "Cannery Row" and "East of Eden". Less well know is the fact that many of Steinbeck's most important works explore the relationship between man and nature. "Doc" Ricketts was a pioneering ecologist, uncovering environmental truths in the tide pools of Monterey County, California. His thoughts about science, the scientific process and nature are relevant today as they were in the 1940s.
Join Mollenhauer and Hayes, who have guided trips to California's Central Coast for the past three years, as they reveal the natural wonders of the area and the symbiotic relationship between a visionary ecologist and a Nobel prize-winning author.
Meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of the month, September through June, and are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.gcnatureclub.org