The Bay Area through Time

Tuesday Jan 09 2018   7:30 PM
St. Alban's Episcopal Church  1501 Washington Ave, Albany, CA  map

The Bay Area has been home to marine reptiles, and to camels and mastodons. The Bay itself is a newcomer that comes and goes. Hear and see the fascinating prehistory of this area with Laura Cunningham, artist, paleontologist, biologist, naturalist, and author of A State of Change (winner of the 2011 California Book Award) and the recent children’s book The Bay Area through Time. This presentation is part of Five Creeks’ Bay Currents Talks.

Doors open at 7:00; program begins at 7:30. 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