Community Education

Coast Miwok Panel Discussion

Join members of the Coast Miwok Tribal Council of Marin for a panel discussion around their heritage, history, and current projects!

The tribal council consists of documented descendants of the Coast Miwok people of Marin County, with roots in Marin that extend back thousands of years.

In addition to advocacy efforts, the council is dedicated to sharing their culture and history, and presents with organizations across the county.

Later on in the program, audience members are welcome to ask questions and engage in dialogue with the council.

Recently, members of the council visited the Lagunitas School District (over Zoom) for a presentation for students from all grades. This Sunday’s event is geared towards adults, but open to people of all ages.

Narrated by Owen Clapp: Community Center Board Member, San Geronimo Valley Affordable Housing Association staff, Founder of San Geronimo Valley Historical Society, Lagunitas School District employee, writer, musician and all around great SGV neighbor.

Community Conversations

Please join us in forging a more inclusive community! ZOOM in on May 5th at 6 pm for Community Conversations, an event geared towards making our San Geronimo Valley and Nicasio communities more inclusive and connected. During this community conversation, you will be able to connect with your neighbors and other community members, discussing how we can build and strengthen our community bonds and increase inclusivity. This is the last in a series of four community conversations across West Marin.

Returning Together!

Our young people have shown incredible resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic, but this year has not been easy! During this event, you will hear from a panel of young people (middle school, high school, and young adults) as they share their experiences navigating the challenges of this last year. With a diverse range of experiences and stories, we can begin to better understand what our young people need from us as we move forward and begin the transition of reentry into school and community life.

Data from the last year shows increased rates of substance use, mental health issues, academic challenges, and interpersonal struggles for our youth. Hearing directly from young people about these issues will foster compassion as we respond to their needs and support their reentry.

Join us for this bilingual panel discussion (simultaneous Spanish translation provided). During the event you will have a chance to ask our youth direct questions and understand how you can show up in the community as a trusted and supportive person!

This is a West Marin Coalition for Healthy Youth event!

Our Natural World – A presentation of Wildlife Photos by Carlos Porrata

Our Natural World – A presentation of Wildlife Photos by Carlos Porrata was enjoyed by many on January 27, 2021, 6:30-8:00pm. What an incredible evening with one of our favorite nature photographers! Carlos Porrata worked for 30 years as a California State Park Ranger, learning and sharing the natural and cultural history of the parks. Today, he continues to share his observations of the natural world as a wildlife photographer based in Inverness, California. This ZOOM presentation was truly wonderful, Carlos is not only an incredible photographer but a beloved West Marin community member, environmentalist and interesting speaker.

Amazing Secrets of Point Reyes Elephant Seals with Frank Binney

Wednesday, December 16th, 6:30-8:00pm.

Hunted to the brink of extinction by the end of the 19th century, Elephant Seals are making a remarkable comeback on the beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore. Join wildlife guide Frank Binney for a fun talk on these mysterious visitors from deep, distant waters. See rare photos of elephant seal mothers nurturing their newly born babies and huge males battling for mating dominance. Discover more of the amazing adaptations that allow elephant seals to thrive in hostile conditions.