Laura Cunningham at the UC Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Friday Sep 08 2017 - Sunday Sep 10 2017 
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology   3101 Valley Life Sciences Bldg, Berkeley, CA  map

UC Berkeley excited to invite you to a special reunion that brings students and instructors together to reminisce with old friends, share stories, and hear from others about the importance of teaching vertebrate natural history in undergraduate education.

Laura Cunningham, author of A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California and the children’s book The Bay Area Through Time, will be featured as one of the invited speakers for the Natural History Symposium during the event. The event is free, but registration is required by August 8th. Click here for more information.

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

Photo by Kevin Emmerich