Photo courtesy of the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

The Catalina Island Conservancy is inviting the public to learn about research and surveys of Catalina’s plants and animals on November 14.

During this one-day Conservation and Education Symposium, called “Exploring Research on Catalina Island: Flora, Fauna and Culture,” the Conservancy will also educate attendees about the protection of artifacts of the ancient people who once lived on the island.

Conservancy biologists, educators and research partners will offer short presentations, followed by Q&As, on topics ranging from the ancient mammals that once lived on Catalina Island to the current animals that inhabit it.

“Catalina Island serves as a natural learning laboratory where people of all ages can gain knowledge about the environment and ecology, and this year’s Conservation and Education Symposium promises to provide a quick overview of projects that delve into the challenges and successes of conservation in our unique Island environment,” said Ann M. Muscat, PhD, Conservancy president and CEO, in a statement. “We encourage all who love learning and Catalina to join us for this diverse and intriguing series of presentations on the Island’s flora, fauna and culture.”

The presentation will take place from 10AM to 4PM on Nov. 14 at the Hyatt at the Pike, located at 285 Bay Street. Tickets are $25 per person for Conservancy members and $35 per person for non-Conservancy members. To register for the event, click here.