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Earth Day History!

April 20, 2018

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd to mark the anniversary of the modern environmental movement. This date was supposedly chosen because students were more likely to be available, as it falls between spring breaks and final exams. The more

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Mark Wainwright Talks Costa Rican Ecology!

April 11, 2018

Mark Wainwright (Children’s Eternal Rainforest, Costa Rica) is visiting LMU from April 12-18th! Mark has lived and worked in Costa Rica since 1991, in the fields of environmental education and conservation. He works as a lead or guest instructor for more


Ballona Wetlands

Apr 21, 2018

Beginner Birding and Creek Cleanup

Lisa Fimiani (CURes Environmental Leadership Fellow) will be leading the Friends of Ballona Wetlands Beginner Birding and Creek Cleanup event on April 21. Lisa has 30 years of experience in the Ballona Wetlands and is experienced with local birds, wildlife, more

Venice Learning Garden

Apr 22, 2018

Earth Day Documentary

The Venice Learning Garden is celebrating Earth Day with an outdoor screening of “Food Evolution” directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Moderated by David King (garden manager), a panel of local experts in food and more

Ballona Discovery Park

Apr 24, 2018

A Reading of Ecopoetry

Enjoy an evening of ecopoetry readings in the Ballona Discovery Park, sponsored by the LMU English Department.

Apr 28, 2018

Earth Day Celebration

Sponsored by Friends of Ballona Wetlands, CURes is excited to support this Celebration. The Friends are organizing a restoration project of the saltwater marsh habitat in the Wetlands, a vital local ecosystem and part of the last remaining coastal wetlands more

Ballona Wetlands

May 12, 2018

Bird LA Day

CURes is partnering with the Friends of Ballona Wetlands on two events to celebrate Bird LA Day 2018! Breakfast with the Birds: Join us for a special Beginner Birding workshop at Ballona Freshwater Marsh! Learn to how to identify common more