Historical Ecology Sail aboard the Historic Sloop Freda with Laura Cunningham

Saturday Jun 01 2019   8:00 AM
  , Sausalito, CA  map

Join A State of Change author-illustrator Laura Cunningham for a journey back in time aboard the oldest sailing yacht on the west coast. Freda was built when giant grizzlies roamed the bay shores dining on beached whales, tule elk herds grazed the bunchgrass hills, and millions of salmon migrated to the Sierra Nevada rivers. Encounter the Bay Area as it was 200 years ago and as it may have been in deep time with Laura as your tour guide.

This cruise complements Laura’s evening presentation, San Francisco Bay in the Past.

$35 per person; purchase tickets here. Dress in warm layers. Light snacks and water provided.

Laura CunninghamLaura Cunningham, an artist and naturalist, studied paleontology and biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked at various field biology jobs for the California Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other organizations, getting to know such species as the Owens Valley pupfish, the southern California steelhead trout, the Yosemite toad, and the Panamint alligator lizard. Simultaneously, she has been studying and painting California’s historic and living wildlife, flora, and unique landscapes. She lives near Death Valley National Park, where she cofounded the group Basin and Range Watch to explore the historical ecology of the desert ecosystems of California and Nevada, and to protect them. Visit her blog at https://laura-cunningham-art-nature.blogspot.com/.

Photo by Kevin Emmerich