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TRAINING
INSTITUTE

upcoming trainings

 
  • Tongva Land: Land Return, Yard Return, White Sage & Supporting Indigenous Sovereignty
    Nov 30, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST
    Online Event
    Please join Samantha Morales-Johnson from the Tongva Taraxat Paxaavxa Land Conservancy to learn about the creation of the conservancy and the first Land Back in Los Angeles. Samantha will also share about the Tongva people's relationship to nature and ways to support Indigenous Sovereignty.
  • Why Give a Flying Fox About Bats?
    RSVP Closed
    Wed, Oct 19
    Online Event
    Oct 19, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM PDT
    Online Event
    In celebration of Bat Month, the Training Institute is excited to welcome Jessica Anderson, Director of Education at Bat World Sanctuary. Join us to meet some of the rescued bats who reside at Bat World Sanctuary as we discuss the importance of bat rehabilitation and bat conservation.
  • Vertical Zonation in the the San Gabriel Mountains
    RSVP Closed
    Thu, Jun 09
    Online Event
    Jun 09, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Online Event
    As you rise from the LA Basin up through the San Gabriels, everything changes. Variation in rainfall, temperature, and elevation result in strata of different plant and animal communities in a process known as vertical zonation. Join us for a virtual field trip in the San Gabriel Mountains.
  • LA Habitats: Concrete Jungle or Biodiversity Haven
    RSVP Closed
    Thu, May 26
    Online Event
    May 26, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Online Event
    Los Angeles is often thought of as a concrete jungle, but did you know that it’s also a biodiversity hotspot? The hotspot known as the California Floristic Province is home to almost 40,000 known species! Join us to learn more about the habitats in our backyard!
  • Snake Ecology of the LA Area: Mythsss & Truthsss
    RSVP Closed
    Thu, Apr 28
    Online Event
    Apr 28, 12:00 PM PDT – Apr 29, 1:00 PM PDT
    Online Event
    This training aims to dispel the myths of snakes, especially rattlesnakes, and disseminate the truth about their ecology and importance. Learn about our slithery neighbors and gain appreciation for a healthy coexistence rooted in education rather than fear.
  • UC California Naturalist Course
    Sold Out
    Tue, Apr 05
    Online Training
    Apr 05, 4:00 PM PDT – Jun 07, 6:00 PM PDT
    Online Training
    Become a trained Naturalist and Community Scientist ready to take an active role in natural resource conservation, education, and restoration. You'll develop a naturalist lens to better understand local ecology and become equipped to interpret naturalist concepts for and from diverse perspectives.
  • Cultural Burning Practices in California
    RSVP Closed
    Wed, Mar 30
    Online Event
    Mar 30, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
    Online Event
    Join Richard Bugbee to learn about the significance of Indigenous Cultural Burning Practices in California. Mr. Bugbee will describe his work using Traditional Ecological Knowledge to reintroduce traditional land management practices.
  • Equitable Landscapes: The Need for an Abolitionist Imagination on Stolen Land
    Mar 16, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
    Online Event
    In this training we will provide a case study of the Arroyo Seco past and present to understand how it impacts the near future. In this case study we understand the relationship between urban development, the need to control nature, and how it impacts our relationship to nature.
  • Native Plant Identification Workshop
    RSVP Closed
    Thu, Feb 10
    Online Event
    Feb 10, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PST
    Online Event
    Join us for an interactive workshop practicing native plant identification for habitats local to the LA region! By going over helpful strategies and resources, participants will become familiar with the flora of chaparral, coastal sage scrub, woodland, and riparian habitats.
  • Introduction to Native Plant Garden Maintenance
    RSVP Closed
    Wed, Jan 19
    Online Event
    Jan 19, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
    Online Event
    Join us for an easy to follow fun class discussing the basics of maintaining local California native gardens! Covering topics like pruning, fertilizing, common pests, soil problems, and irrigation, this class will give you the skills and confidence to maintain your low-water garden all year long!