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  • SF State Sierra Nevada Field campus
    ornithologist with the Point Reyes Bird Observatory and combines an avid interest in natural history with his enthusiasm for teaching and research Although Dave s field work has taken him from the Arctic tundra to the Antarctic ice cap his primary interests are the distribution abundance and habitat needs of California s varied birdlife Dave currently is involved with shorebird surveys throughout the Pacific Flyway California Gull research at Mono Lake a breeding bird survey of the Glass Mountain area near Mono Lake Black Tern surveys in California and has recently published a book on the nesting birds of Marin County Class Schedule Plan to arrive at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus on Saturday We can get acquainted that evening but the class will begin at 7 30 am on Sunday Each day we will generally spend the morning in the field have an afternoon break and return to the field in the late afternoon Lectures and discussions will be held informally in the field or in the evening Plan on one to two evenings in the field for owls and marsh birds The class will end on the afternoon of Thursday Supplies and Other Useful Items Field gear binoculars spotting scope optional field guides notebook Camping gear warm sleeping bag flashlight camp chair bring your own tent or use tents with beds provided at the field campus Clothing Although days are generally warm or even hot at lower elevations be prepared for temperatures as low as freezing at night Variable weather clothing that may be layered is best Long pants and a long sleeved shirt warm sweater and jacket t shirt and shorts or skirt tennis shoes or hiking boots sun hat rain gear and a warm hat or gloves for cold weather or night activities Old sneakers rubber

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Course_BirdsoftheSierra.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Butterflies of the Sierra Nevada
    studies as well as moth diversity and biology We will take short hikes but on one or two days they may be a bit rigorous Many of our trips are on Forest Service roads and participants may be asked to drive or car pool We ll have a morning illustrated lecture go afield and eat our bag lunch out in nature and return to camp in the afternoon before dinner Our class will end at midday on Friday Instructors Dr Paul Opler and Evi Buckner Paul A Opler is an internationally known entomologist and conservationist He has authored more than 150 articles and 6 books including the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies Peterson Field Guide to Western Butterflies Peterson First Guide to Butterflies and Moths Butterflies East and West a coloring and activity book on butterflies of National Parks and refuges and videos about Butterfly Gardening and Butterflies for Beginners Paul and his wife Evi bring a wealth of experience and knowledge enthusiasm and artistry to each class Their butterfly and moth images can also be seen at the Butterflies and Moths of North America website and the Children Butterfly Site Class Schedule The class will meet at 9 00 AM on Monday but at 8 00 AM Tuesday through Friday Supplies and Other Useful Items Equipment Close focusing binoculars 6 9 feet digital camera or smartphone with imaging capability notebook pens day pack with lunch water bottle or canteen sturdy shoes or hiking boots wide brimmed hat sunscreen repellent Be ready for inclement weather Camping gear warm sleeping bag flashlight camp chair bring your own tent or use tents with beds provided at the field campus Clothing Although days are generally warm or even hot at lower elevations be prepared for temperatures as low as freezing at night

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Course_Butterflies.html (2016-02-13)
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  • SF State Sierra Nevada Field campus
    has authored more than 150 articles and 6 books including the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies Peterson Field Guide to Western Butterflies Peterson First Guide to Butterflies and Moths Butterflies East and West a coloring and activity book on butterflies of National Parks and refuges and videos about Butterfly Gardening and Butterflies for Beginners Paul and his wife Evi bring a wealth of experience and knowledge enthusiasm and artistry

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Instructor_Paul_Opler.html (2016-02-13)
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  • SF State Sierra Nevada Field campus
    Sarah Rabkin is an award winning instructor in writing and environmental studies at UC Santa Cruz and a freelance writer editor artist and teacher She has a bachelor s degree in biology from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in science communication from UCSC She is the author and illustrator of What I Learned at Bug Camp Essays on Finding a Home in the World Juniper Lake Press Spring 2011 Class Schedule Please allow plenty of time to arrive unpack and settle in The first class meeting will take place at 4 00 p m on Sunday afternoon Our final meeting will conclude by early afternoon on Friday Supplies and Other Useful Items Class Equipment Please bring your favorite writing implements and a notebook or a supply of writing paper with clipboard Opportunities to charge laptop batteries may be limited so come prepared to write mainly by hand Field gear Bring binoculars and or a hand lens if you think you ll want to use them Camping gear warm sleeping bag flashlight camp chair bring your own tent or use tents with beds provided at the field campus Clothing Although days are generally warm or even hot at lower elevations

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Course_High_Country_Writing.html (2016-02-13)
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  • SF State Sierra Nevada Field campus
    loves spending time at and around the Sierra Nevada Field Campus and sharing her love of field journals with other mountain enthusiasts She has published numerous articles as a freelance writer Her articles columns essays and reviews have appeared in the San Jose Mercury News Yosemite Places Writing Nature and other publications She has led outdoor writing and journal keeping workshops in California Alaska Utah Colorado and Wisconsin She has

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Instructor_SarahRabkin.html (2016-02-13)
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  • SF State Sierra Nevada Field campus
    San Mateo County s Outdoor Education program Over the course of his tenure he has worked with thousands of students and mentored hundreds of naturalists in the study of the natural world Mark is an accomplished birder He has led bird walks for the Sequoia Audubon Society the Gay Birders of North America and the American Birding Association He has also served as a spotter for Alvaro s Adventures pelagic birding tours In 2013 Mark rode his bike 5119 miles to become the current Green Big Year record holder for California For several years Mark taught tracking as he helped to lead the Bay Area Tracking Club In 2008 Mark continued to build his tracking skills as he served as a Park Ranger on Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior There he enjoyed tracking river otter beaver wolves and moose and chasing down wood warblers Mark received his Level Three Track and Sign Certificate from CyberTracker Conservation in 2014 In the summer of 2012 Mark discovered the Sierra Nevada Field Campus and proudly helped cook its delicious food in the kitchen Since then he has returned every summer to co lead Jim Steele s Birding By Ear He is excited to do so again this year as well as Introduction to Wildlife Tracking CLASS SCHEDULE This course will officially begin on Friday evening at 7 30pm Arrive early to set up your accommodations We will get an early start each morning to maximize time in the field under good lighting conditions We will break for lunch rest and independent study In late afternoon we will reconvene for indoor lectures and discussion Early evenings will continue with lectures or more field time The course will end on Sunday in the early afternoon SUPPLIES AND OTHER USEFUL ITEMS Field gear Required

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Course_Intro_Tracking.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Moths of California
    He is an internationally recognized scientist and has published a number of books and many scientific papers Paul is Professor in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management at Colorado State University He also serves as Assistant Director of the C P Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity where he curates a collection of a half million moths and butterflies Paul has written several field guides on butterflies and studied Microlepidoptera of California oaks Paul and wife Evi have taught Butterflies of the Sierra Nevada for SFSU in the Yuba Pass region for the past 16 years Both Jerry and Paul have collected moths in the area in previous years see partial list on SFSU SNFC web site Class Schedule Plan to arrive at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus shortly after 1 00 PM on Friday In the afternoon we will have informal discussion and observations after checking in and unpacking We plan meet after dinner 8 pm and set up a light sheet and pheromone and blacklight traps After dark we will look at moths coming in to a light sheet with mercury vapor light The order of topic coverage may vary but we ll discuss identification of moths to family demonstrate sorting of light trap samples in the lab techniques for pinning and spreading moths and discuss methods of larval collection and rearing We ll go afield on Saturday afternoon and search for diurnal moths and try larval sampling On Sunday morning we can examine and sort larval collections and discuss preservation techniques time permitting we ll delve into additional field techniques The workshop will end after lunch on Sunday Supplies and Other Useful Items Supply List Small pocket notebook Notebook for more permanent notes we will provide Aerial insect net if you have one BQ 7112NA A

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Course_Moths.html (2016-02-13)
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  • SF State Sierra Nevada Field campus
    7 30 AM on Monday The week s activities will be flexible to take advantage of some of the best viewing opportunities but in general each day will be spent in the field with time to relax at lunch and returning to the field campus by dinner Lectures and discussions will be held informally in the field or in the evening Evening activities may include searching for owls Walks will be generally short but could range up to 5 miles over moderately rough terrain The class will end around noon on Friday Supplies and Other Useful Items Field gear binoculars spotting scope optional field guides Camping gear warm sleeping bag flashlight camp chair bring your own tent or use tents with beds provided at the field campus Clothing Days are warm even hot while evenings are quite cold close to freezing Clothing that can be layered for variable weather conditions is best T shirts and shorts are often perfect during the day with a wind jacket or raincoat as backup Long pants warmer shirts and sweaters with a coat are necessary in the evening Comfortable shoes sun hat wool hat and gloves are important Old sneakers or rubber boots and

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Course_Beginning_Birding.html (2016-02-13)
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