The air is filled with the smoke of fires burning in neighboring counties today - we start our newsletter with a great thank you to all those concerned with fire fighting and fire science.
Just one of our fall events will involve the UC Berkeley Scott Stephens Lab as we connect with local schools and learn about wildfire - keep reading for many more opportunities to visit and learn!
The Team at Hopland REC
Secrets of the Turkey Vulture!
Greg Giusti unveils the secretive nesting habits of the Turkey Vulture in a new short film created for HREC by Dr. Flora Skivington to showcase his study. Greg is the Lake and Mendocino County Cooperative Extension Director and also advises on forest and wildland ecology - follow this link to join him as he explains this research project - answering questions hitherto unknown to science!
Hike Hopland REC
Join HREC Director, Kim Rodrigues on Saturday, September 12th to explore our site and learn how you could be involved as a host for our regular Hopland Hikes!
We have over 5,300 acres of oak woodland, rangeland, chaparral and vernal pools to share with you during these hikes, which will take place monthly in 2016.
To help with this endeavor we are looking for enthusiastic docents who might like to lead a hike or help hosting - sign up here to join our September hike!
Fire Science for Schools
As we prepare school bags and get ready to start a fresh year - why not talk to your teacher about bringing a class along to our Fire Science for Schools Day on October 22nd?
4 classes (4th-6th Grade) will be able to join The UC Berkeley Scott Stephens Lab research team as they answer questions about wildfire, how we can learn from it and how you too could become a fire scientist!
Send your teacher this link to sign up and find out more!
Join the Team at Hopland REC...
We are currently recruiting for 1 position:
Senior Custodian: $15.88-17.88/hr. Career position. Full benefits.
Hopland Research and Extension Center connects the public to UC research focused on natural resource management and sustainable agriculture practices resulting in an empowered, active and engaged citizenry building thriving communities.