Speaker Date Topic
On The Town Nov 20, 2018
Plum - Vegetarian Thai

Let's meet at 6pm at Plum, 527 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA92024

San Diego's favorite Thai vegetarian restaurant Plumeria has arrived in Encinitas! Come check out their pop-up experience, Plum in their new space while they get ready.

Take a look at the menu here: http://plumeriaon101.com/

Field Trip Nov 27, 2018
Dickinson Conservatory at the SD Botanic Garden
Dickinson Conservatory at the SD Botanic Garden

Our tour will be lead by Julian Duval the current CEO and will  meet Dr  Ari Novy  the incoming CEO.

The new Conservatory will be a New Community Hub for Learning and Growing Together!

The Dickinson Family Education Conservatory will be a magnificent 7,400 sq. ft. facility, set in the nationally-acclaimed Hamilton Children’s Garden, designed to:
Grow Education – Sharing knowledge and experiences of the natural world
Grow Engagement – Connecting our community members with nature
Grow Conservation – Building stewardship and respect for the environment

The construction of the conservatory is currently going on and should be done for our tour. To have an update please visit their website  https://www.sdbgarden.org/conservatory.htm

Community Service Dec 02, 2018
Wild Coast MPA Watch Training
Wild Coast MPA Watch Training

MPA Watch volunteers monitor human use of coastal and marine resources by walking on the beach, counting people, and recording observed activities. Take a walk on the beach and help conserve California's coastal and marine resources!

Our training is scheduled for Sunday, December 2nd from 10 to noon. We will meet at Moonlight Beach near the lifeguard station. Angela Kemsley will go over some background information about the program and then we will walk the survey site and practice collecting data.

There are several sections of beaches that can be surveyed: 4 sections in Encinitas, 2 in LaJolla and 1 in Imperial Beach. On December 2nd, we will work on the first section in Encinitas.

► Be prepared to walk about a mile and a half or so on the beach, so wear comfortable clothing, shoes, bring water, sunblock, etc. Angela will bring data sheets, clipboards, pens, etc.

About Wild Coast:

They are an international team that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife.
They establish and manage protected areas, advocate for strong conservation policies, and work with communities to preserve healthy thriving oceans and wild coastlines.
From pristine coastlines and mangrove lagoons to remote islands and thriving coral reefs, they conserve some of the most globally important coastlines and marine ecosystems on the planet.

Community Service Dec 09, 2018
San Dieguito County Park
San Dieguito County Park

The first Sunday of December is for the Wild Coast MPA Watch training, so we will volunteer the second Sunday of December from 8 to 10 am at San Dieguito County Park. We will be removing invasive species and/or planting native species, anything the park needs to keep on being a enjoyable natural space.

The address is 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Del Mar, CA 92014. We meet at the upper gate. It is free to park inside for volunteers.

Bring your hat, water, gloves (recommended), and wear close-toe shoes.

Kids are allowed under adults supervision. Feel free to bring a friend too.

http://www.sdparks.org/content/sdparks/en/park-pages/SanDieguito.html

Sarah Heirendt Dec 11, 2018 6:00 PM
Hands of Peace - Empowering Young People to Raise their Voices as Leaders for Change
Hands of Peace - Empowering Young People to Raise their Voices as Leaders for Change

As San Diego Site Director for Hands of peace, Sarah Heirendt is responsible for overseeing the annual three-week summer program that brings together 50 Israeli, Palestinian and American youth right here in Carlsbad, and other year-round projects that take place in the San Diego area. This includes community education and outreach, participant and volunteer recruitment, alumni engagement and event planning as well as coordination and execution of the many details that go into the summer program. 

Sarah served as the San Diego Assistant Program Director in 2016 as well as one of the leadership training facilitators. She received her BA from Vanguard University in Cultural Anthropology and her MS from George Mason University in Conflict Resolution. 

She has worked for multiple non-profits specializing in community development.  While studying and traveling abroad, her interest in the Middle East peace process developed firsthand when she volunteered at a refugee camp near Nablus in the West Bank.

Note: Heirendt is pronounced “HI-rent”

Holiday Party Dec 18, 2018

This year holiday party will be hosted by Bill and Sally Dean.

Community Service Jan 06, 2019 8:00 AM
San Dieguito County Park
San Dieguito County Park

We volunteer every first Sunday of the month from 8 to 10 am at San Dieguito County Park. We will be removing invasive species and/or planting native species, anything the park needs to keep on being a enjoyable natural space.

The address is 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Del Mar, CA 92014. We meet at the upper gate. It is free to park inside for volunteers.

Bring your hat, water, gloves (recommended), and wear close-toe shoes.

Kids are allowed under adults supervision. Feel free to bring a friend too.

http://www.sdparks.org/content/sdparks/en/park-pages/SanDieguito.html

Sally Schifman Jan 22, 2019 6:00 PM
Using CEQA for Project Design and Mitigation

Rincon Consultants Senior Environmental Planner, Sally Schifman, has more than a decade of experience in city planning, development review, and environmental impact analyses for public and private entities throughout California. Her areas of expertise include planning and zoning administration, CEQA/NEPA analysis and compliance, technical studies, and interagency regulatory permitting. For several years prior to joining Rincon, Sally was a planner with the City of Oceanside, where she prepared planning studies and staff reports for a variety of projects.
 

Field Trip Jan 29, 2019
Palomar Health - Escondido
Palomar Health - Escondido
Julie Burton Feb 05, 2019
Innovation and Farm Lab Development

Julie Burton is the Coordinator of Innovation and Farm Lab Development for Encinitas Union School District. She oversees development of the on-site facilities, district farm-to-school efforts, and the DREAMS Campus educational programming (Design, Research, Engineering, Art, Math, and Science). She is inspired and driven by the district vision to provide real-world, project-based learning opportunities at Farm Lab that deepen student understanding of health and wellness, sustainability, and environmental stewardship. Julie was previously the International Baccalaureate Coordinator at Ocean Knoll Elementary School, as well as the Summer Academy Principal for the district. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.

Field Trip Feb 19, 2019
Farm Lab
Farm Lab

Julie Burton is the Coordinator of Innovation and Farm Lab Development for Encinitas Union School District. She oversees development of the on-site facilities, district farm-to-school efforts, and the DREAMS Campus educational programming (Design, Research, Engineering, Art, Math, and Science). She is inspired and driven by the district vision to provide real-world, project-based learning opportunities at Farm Lab that deepen student understanding of health and wellness, sustainability, and environmental stewardship. Julie was previously the International Baccalaureate Coordinator at Ocean Knoll Elementary School, as well as the Summer Academy Principal for the district. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.