Come experience the intricate Dream-catcher exhibit by Witchita tribal artist Michael Williams. This unique dream catcher display will be available from January 6th, 2019 to March 24th, 2019.
The Artist will be available only on Sunday January 6 from 10 am – 1 pm, to meet and greet visitors and answer any questions.
Join us for the Walk with Nature art exhibit and sale featuring more than 30 paintings by local landscape painter Russell Hunziker. Included in the exhibit are original watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings of the beautiful landscapes in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and Channel Islands National Park. Russell has coordinated his captivating paintings with a map of their locations within the Santa Monica Mountains and Channel Islands, as well as inspirational quotes from the famed naturalist John Muir. This is a wonderful opportunity to take an artistic walk through a unique and precious area!
This event is free with free parking. A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to further arts in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
“ In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks,” wrote John Muir.
Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center will be hosting a screening of KCET’s documentary, “Tending the Wild”. The film focuses on the environmental knowledge of California’s indigenous peoples by exploring how they have actively shaped and tended the land, in the process developing a deep respect and understanding of both plant and animal life. This documentary exemplifies how humans are necessary to live in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of people to tend their current changing environment.
After the film screening a group discussion will follow- with foods to taste, and learn new ways to use gathering gardens.
Join Film Expert, Diane Issacs as we go on location with a behind the scenes look at some of the most recognizable TV and films shot right here at Franklin Canyon!
Meet at the Sooky Goldman Nature Center, up the hill above the main parking lot.
Wear layers for warming temperatures and athletic shoes. Bring water.
Explore and learn! Join us for a short 1-mile guided hike at Rancho Sierra Vista, led by a Park Ranger who will speak on the ranching history of this site!
This hike will feature occasional stops along the trail where we will learn about the different periods and people who helped shape Rancho Sierra Vista.
Following the hike we will explore locations where historic photographs were taken at Rancho Sierra Vista as early as 1900 to get a before-and-after look of how the Ranch has evolved through time.
It is estimated that this hike should be approximately 1 hour in length to cover both the hike and the talk. The exploration with photographs should take approximately 45 minutes. There will also be plenty of time afterwards for any questions!
We will be meeting and ending at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center.
Two lecture sessions available!
Chumash elder Alan Salazar will present an in-depth lecture/discussion on the traditions of tomols crossings that he has been involved in the previous years.
Learn about his first hand experiences of the tomol crossings and its importance to the Chumash culture.
There are two lecture sessions are available. The first session begins promptly at 10am. The second session begins at 1pm. Please be on time. All ages welcome. No reservations required.
Two workshops available!
Reservations Required. Please reserve no later than March 20th!
Come make a dream-catcher with Witchita tribal artist Michael Williams. He will teach the basics of creating your very own dream-catcher using natural resources.
There are two workshops available. The first workshop begins promptly at 10am. The second workshop begins at 1pm. Please be on time. Materials will be provided. All ages welcome.
To make reservations please email: email@example.com or call 805-418-3163. Please include the title of the workshop you will be attending, how many in your party (parents/adults included), the contact name for the reservation and contact info. Reservations fill up quickly. Please reserve no later than March 20th.