November Events

2021

With thanks to the Friends of Point Lobos for the following list of events. They note that the Monarch Butterflies have returned! Nearby sanctuaries are located in Pacific Grove and Santa Cruz Natural Bridges State Park.  Additionally, Monterey Audubon’s Seawatch program begins November 1st and runs through mid-December. A professional bird counter monitors and counts seabirds as they pass Point Pinos in Pacific Grove. 

Check out these FREE external events in November:

2 NOV Tuesday 9:30 AM. Ventana Wildlife Society: Live-stream San Simeon Condor release. Register. Free.

2 NOV Tuesday 6 PM. MIIS Zoom: Rising Seas, Rising Inequity? Communities at Risk in the San Francisco Bay Area and Implications for Adaptation Policy. Zoom link on website. Free.

3 NOV Wednesday noon. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Rockin’ Pop-Up online: The Motions of the Oceans and the Atmosphere. Facebook link on website. Free.

3 NOV Wednesday noon. Sea Grant California webinar: Indigenous Stewardship. Register. Free.

3 NOV Wednesday 3 PM. NOAA webinar: Insights into Humpback Whale Use of Entire Ocean Basins Gained Through Two Large, International Studies. Register. Free.

3 NOV Wednesdays (3, 10 and 17) 3 PM. OLLI livestream Zoom: Murals of Monterey County. Register. $.

3 – 6 NOV Wednesday – Saturday. Negative tides near sunset.

4 NOV Thursday 9 AM. Smithsonian webinar: Let’s Talk Gardens, Learning from Nature – The Importance of Field Botany. Register. Free.

4 NOV Thursday 4 PM. MLML Seminar online: Flying for Free? Understanding the Role of Wind Variability in Albatross Foraging Energetics. Live stream link on website. Free.

4 NOV Thursday 7 PM. CA Academy of Science NightSchool live stream: LightSchool. Bioluminescence experts discuss the inner workings of nature’s glow, including what it can teach us about our relationship with beneficial bacteria, the surprising evolutionary clues it unlocks, and how it has inspired artists and scientists alike. Free.

5 NOV Friday noon. MLML Seminar online: Characterizing Shallow Groundwater Nutrient Contribution to California Central Coast Agricultural Sites and Estuaries. Live stream link on website. Free.

5 NOV Friday 7PM. Peninsula Open Space Trust: online screening of The Falconer. Register and the film can be viewed anytime between Friday evening and Wednesday November 10. Free. 

7 NOV Sunday. Time change! Daylight Saving Time Ends. Turn your clock back one hour.  

9 NOV Tuesday 10 AM. Audubon Science Seminar webinar: Temperature-Driven Disease Outbreaks Impact Oyster Agriculture in Tomales Bay. Register. $

9 NOV 6 PM. MIIS Zoom: The American Riviera – A Changing Climate in Santa Barbara County. Zoom link on website. Free.

9 NOV Tuesday 7:30PM. Monterey Audubon in person talk at the PG Museum: Understanding Climate Destabilization. Free.

10 NOV Wednesday 10 AM. Sea Grant California webinar: California Ocean Litter Strategy Bi-Annual Update. Register. Free.

10 NOV Wednesday 2 PM. NOAA webinar: Every Calf Counts – Hawaii’s Humpback Whale Mother and Calf Pairs in a Time of Changing Climate. Register. Free. 

10 NOV Wednesday 6:30 PM. Library Community Night in person at the Carmel High School Performing Arts Theater: Meet the Stars in Space – Three Astronauts and Their Journey. Register. Free.

10 NOV Wednesday 7PM. ACS San Diego Zoom: Lions and Tigers and Whales – Photographing Marine Wildlife Around the Globe. Zoom link on website. Free.

11 NOV Thursday 9 AM. Smithsonian webinar: Let’s Talk Gardens, Our Mysterious Orchids – Hidden Connections Below and Above Ground. Register. Free.

11 NOV Thursday 10 AM. Xerces Society webinar: Western Butterflies – History, THreats, and Possible Futures. Register. Free.

12 – 18 NOV Friday – Thursday. Smithsonian Native Cinema Showcase: Inhabitants – An Indigenous Perspective. Available on demand 12 – 18 NOV. Free.

13 NOV Saturday 9:30AM. Elkhorn Slough in person event: Art Under the Oaks. Register. Free.

13 NOV 10 AM. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History in person workshop: Indigenous Relationships with Coastal Prairie Plants. Register. $.

13 NOV Saturday 10 AM. Coastside Land Trust webinar: Wild Cats of the Coast. Register. Free.

13 NOV Saturday. Tours of Pacific Biological Lab (Ed Ricketts’ Lab) offered at 9, 10:30, 12:30, 2 and 3:30. Reservations required for a specific time. Free. 

15 NOV Monday 2 PM. Smithsonian webinar: Building Dinosaurs – Behind the Scenes. Register. Free.

16 NOV Tuesday 6 PM. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Zoom: Ancient Scorched Seeds and Indigenous Land Stewardship. Register. Free.

16 NOV Tuesday 6 PM. MIIS Zoom: Building Resilience in a California Coastal Estuary. Zoom link on website. Free.

16 NOV Tuesday 7PM. SF ACS webinar: All the Humpback Whales of the Pacific Ocean with Ted Cheeseman. Register. Free,

17 NOV Wednesday 11 AM. Smithsonian Zoom: Fossil Preparation. Register. Free.

17 NOV Wednesday noon. Xerces Society Webinar: The Benefits of Cover Crops in California – Above and Belowground Impacts. Register. Free.

17 NOV Wednesday 4 PM. Xerces Society Zoom: Managing Pests while Protecting Pollinators. Register. Free. 

18 NOV Thursday 9 AM. Smithsonian Zoom: Let’s Talk Gardens – Trees and Birds; Rooted Together. Register. Free.

18 NOV Thursday 4 PM. MLML Seminar online. Marine Science for Social Justice. Live stream link on website. Free.

18 NOV Thursday 4 PM. Ventana Wildlife Society: Zoom chat – condor flock update plus Iniko news. Register. Free.

18 NOV Thursday 5 PM. SF Bay Bird Observatory Zoom: Fun with Flicker Feathers – Studying Genomes to Understand Coloration in the Northern Flicker. Register. Free.

18 – 21 NOV Thursday – Sunday. Negative tides near sunset. 

21 NOV Sunday 1:30 PM. Seymour Marine Discovery Center Science Sunday webinar: Environment vs. Ecology – Decoding the Decline of a Kelp Forest Ecosystem in Northern California. Register. $. 

23 NOV Tuesday 6 PM. MIIS Zoom: Indigenous Regenerative Ocean Farming in Alaska. Zoom link on website. Free. 

25 NOV Thursday 7PM. ACS talk online: topic TBA. Register. Free. 

27 NOV Saturday 10 AM. PG Museum Science Saturday: Magnificent Monarchs. Free.

27 NOV Saturday 3 PM. Elkhorn Slough in person walk: Mindfulness Tour. Register. Free.  

30 NOV Tuesday 6 PM. MIIS Zoom: Making the Promise of Marine Protection Real. Zoom link on website. Free. 

2 DEC Thursday 6 PM. PG Museum Hardcore Natural History talk: The Value of ‘Good Fire.’ Register. Free but donations encouraged.