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Past Excellent Adventures

  • 2014: Tour of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, July 24, 2014. photos
  • 2013: Looking Up: From the Treetops to the Stars. Arborist-guided walking tour of Pasadena Memorial Park's trees and a tour of Carnegie Observatories, Pasadena, CA. Friday, July 19, 2013. photos
  • 2012: Cry of the Peacock: The L.A. County Arboretum Struts Its Stuff, Arcadia, CA, Saturday, April 14, 2012.
  • 2011: SEAL-S Dive @ the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, April 30, 2011, at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro.
  • 2010: Nectar of the Gods in SLO: Another SEAL-S Excellent Adventure in Enology, April 23-25, 2010
    Media from this event: program, photos
  • 2008: Going Native in Santa Barbara
    Media from this event: video (youtube playlist), photos (flickr)
  • 2007: Burndy Science Collection at the Huntington Gardens, Pasadena, May 2007
  • 2006: Along the Ventura Highway: CSU Channel Islands Library, Camarillo, and the Chumash Interpretive Center, Westlake Village. 5/13/2006
  • 2005: From Ecology to Enology: SEAL-S Excellent Adventure to the Santa Rosa Plateau & Temecula Wineries. 4/2/2005
  • 2004: Science & Crime: Intersections and New Paths for Investigations, UC Irvine. 5/11/2004
  • 2003: LA River Tour. 9/20/2003
    Media from this event: video (youtube)
  • 2002: Special Event at CARL 2002 Conference Saturday, May 11, 9-10 p.m., celebrating the 20th anniversary of both the SEAL and CARLDIG interest groups.
  • 2001: Tour of the Magnificent Lotusland Gardens in Montecito. Docent led tour of the fern garden, water garden, Japanese garden, aloe garden, cycad garden, succulents garden, topiary garden and rose garden, among others. 9/22/2001
  • 2001: From Swill to Swell. A Tour of the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant & Japanese Gardens. Bob Krivak, Chief Engineer, gave a behind the scenes tour of the Van Nuys plant.
  • 2000: Behind the Scenes Tour of the Long Beach Aquarium, CARL Post Conference.
  • 1999: Tour of MBARI, Library and CSU Moss LandingConducted by Joan Parker during the CARL Asilomar Conference. 10/11/99
  • 1999: SEAL/SLA Program at LACMA's Doris Stein Research and Design Center for Costumes and Textiles LACMA's Doris Stein -Curator in Charge. Lecture/demonstration of Center resources using hands-on study materials. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 2/25/99
  • 1999: Carrizo Plains Natural History Field Trip. SEAL/CARL members were invited to join Janet Westbrook's Cerro Coso Community College class studying first hand the natural history of the Carrizo Plains, California's last grassland valley. April 17-18, 1999
  • 1998: Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens & Library Tour. Docent led garden tour followed by a library tour given by Bea Beck, Librarian. 4/25/98
  • 1997: Rustic Field Trip Santa Cruz Island Reserve. 11/8-11/9/97
  • 1996: Sea World Field Trip CARL Post Conference 10/27/96.
  • 1996: Owens Valley Field Trip Natural history/cultural history. May 3-5, 1996
  • 1994: Fire Ecology in Laguna Laurel Ecological Reserve, day hike. 5/7/1994
  • 1994: "How to Put an Atmosphere on Mars (and get away with it) and Other Scientific Crimes" A lecture by Ray Bradbury. 1/13/94
  • 1993: Mt. Palomar Observatory, Telescope and Astronomy library. Tour on the Main Floor & picnic on the grounds. San Diego County. 4/17/93
  • 1992: East Anacapa Island Exploration. 5/16/92
  • 1991: Geology and Natural History of the Mojave Desert (Mitchell Caverns and Joshua Tree National Monument). March 15-17, 1991
  • 1990: Field Trip to Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach. 1/27/90
  • 1990: Safari into the Wilds of the San Diego Zoological Society Library and Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species. Program cosponsored by SEAL and CLA. 11/3/90
  • 1989: Santa Catalina Naturalist Excursion. March 3-5,1989
  • 1988: Botany: from Myth to Method. Huntington Library. 3/5/88
  • 1984: Earthquake Prediction Presentation by Dr. Clarence Allen of Cal Tech. 9/25/84
  • 1983: Tour of Global Engineering in Santa Ana.
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