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Environmental Conservation

As we head into fall we welcome back Dr. Elin Kelsey, Ph.D., as our featured speaker in October.  Elin gave us a most memorable talk about cetacean cultures two years ago; this time she will be bringing us an uplifting and inspiring presentation about environmental conservation.

Elin and her family recently returned from a year in Europe where she was honored with fellowships at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Lake Como, Italy.

Her work and passion have made her a leading spokesperson for hope and the environment.  She conducts research into the emotional responses of children, environmental educators and conservation biologists to the culture of ‘doom and gloom’ and the often expressed hopelessness that surrounds environmental issues.  Elin finds that environmental educators and scientists often fear that if they speak about hope, they’ll somehow undermine the urgency of the issues.  Research indicates that hope is a critical element in engaging people with conservation and Elin will use specific examples of marine environmental successes so we can work collectively to shift the narrative beyond doom and gloom.

In May, she co-hosted a gathering of ocean conservationists and communicators in London; the goal was to pilot a social change project to encourage people to share marine conservation successes and enlist their active participation in more positive communication. You can read about it here:   WORLD OCEANS DAY

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M.M. is so pleased with all the docent support for sales at Info.  Thank all of you.  Please remember to hang out the sweatshirts and T-shirts even if the weather is warm.  You never know if a visitor will want a souvenir or gift.  If they don't see it, they won't know we have it available.  M.M. :>)  Leave us messages here for any merchandise that needs restocking, or contact ➧  Sue Miller.

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Mission Statements

To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.
Docent volunteers serve as a visible representative of California State Parks at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve promoting the California State Parks mission.  These four simple words -- preserve, protect, educate and interpret -- sum up the docent experience. 
To advance visitors' enjoyment and understanding of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, to protect its natural environment for future generations and to strengthen the Monterey County network of coastal California State Parks.

Docent Log-in

Docent led walks

  • Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:30am
    Bird Island Parking Area
    Tom Clifton
  • Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:30am
    Information Station
    Art Muto
  • Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:00am
    Information Station
    Rick Pettit


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Scheduled School Walks

Check out the school walks that have been reserved by schools on the website

Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteers needed to be interpretive guides for visitors.  Interested?  For training schedule contact:  Melissa Gobell, Docent Coordinator  (831) 625-1470