The increasing impacts of climate change continue to threaten the natural wonders that define California – including the picturesque fields of wildflowers. If there was ever a time to protect these wondrous landmarks, it’s now. We must understand how to take practical steps that will preserve and care for them today, and yet maintain and expand access to this beauty now and for generations to come.
When you join our virtual event, you’re taking a step toward protecting our wildflowers and fighting climate change.
Join a group of experts, essayists and passionate nature lovers and walk away with a renewed appreciation and inspiration. If you choose to support Parks California, you also have the opportunity to come away with one of these extraordinary coffee-table books to share with your family and guests.
Tune in on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. PDT
Internationally acclaimed conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter have been life partners and creative collaborators for more than three decades. Their work has been featured in Time, Mother Jones, and Sierra magazines, the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and the Los Angeles Times. They are the recipients of the Sierra Club’s 2020 Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography.
José G. González is the founder and director emeritus of Latino Outdoors. He is an experienced educator as a K-12 public education teacher, environmental education advisor, outdoor education instructor and coordinator, and university adjunct faculty. As a Partner in the Avarna Group and through his own consulting, his work focuses on equity & inclusion frameworks and practices in the environmental, outdoor, and conservation fields. He is also an illustrator and science communicator.
Lori Wear is the digital content and social media manager for California State Parks’ Great Basin District. Lori spent the first ten years of her career working as an archaeologist throughout California and the Great Basin. Currently, she serves as a committee member for the Public History Institute at CSU, Bakersfield. Lori was presented an Individual Award of Merit from the Conference of California Historical Societies and a Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly.
Michael is the director of development for Parks California. Embracing cross-cultural experiences, Michael’s development and startup work has taken him across the globe and many parts of the U.S. for a variety of projects, from helping to save and restore open spaces to expanding educational opportunities for students in under-resourced communities.