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CCNHA Mindwalk: The Carrizo Plain: A Special Place

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The Carrizo Plain: A Special Place

February 25,[masked]:15am - Inn at Morro Bay - $3


The Carrizo Plain National Monument is 250,000 acres in the remote eastern part of San Luis Obispo County protected for its amazing natural and cultural history. Ryan Cooper will present the “who, what, when, where, and how’s” of this unique landscape. He will also show a short documentary filled with beautiful photographs of plants, animals and landscapes taken on the Monument.

Ryan is the Outdoor Recreation Planner for the Carrizo Plain National Monument. His grandfather and father lived and farmed on the Carrizo, and Ryan was born there. Even though his family moved to town when he was young, he spent many weekends and holidays exploring the area.

The Monday Morning Mind Walks return to the Inn at Morro Bay for a second year. Mind Walks are held every Monday morning from 10:15 AM to noon, January through March.

If you’re a lifelong learner interested in natural history, the Mind Walk Lecture Series is for you! Speakers are experts in their fields and welcome audience questions. Topics cover a broad range—there’s something for everybody! This is a fabulous opportunity to broaden your horizons and learn more about your community and the world at large.

This year, we are trying a new venue: Family Mind Walks. We will hold three presentations aimed at both adults and children. They will be held at the Museum of Natural History from 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM on the following Saturdays: February 2, February 23, and March 30.

As in previous years, Central Coast State Parks Association (CCSPA) members may attend any of the Mind Walks free of charge. Nonmembers must pay the standard Museum entry fee ($3; no charge for children under 17 years).