Our December 3rd, 2018 meeting is a potluck dinner and white elephant gift exchange. The dinner starts at 7 PM in Room 101, Casa Del Prado in Balboa Park. Please bring a cooked or cold dish, and your own beverage. To preserve the environment, please also bring your own plates/bowls/glasses, silverware, and napkins.
Note that the stoves and microwaves in the kitchen are non-operational but there are some outlets available for crockpots, etc.
If your dish contains wild mushrooms, please provide identification of the type contained in your dish.
For those that want to participate in the White Elephant exchange, please bring a present for the exchange. Mushroom themed items are always coveted and unique packaging can make the exchange even more fun.
Volunteers are needed for setting up and decorating the room. Set-up will begin around 6:30pm. We need help arranging tables and chairs, placing tablecloths, and decorating. Feel free to bring greenery or decorations.
2019 T-Shirt Design
We are seeking designs for our 2019 SDMS t-shirt. If you want to submit a design, please bring it along to the potluck.
San Diego County has an embarrassment of riches, with more species of plants and animals than any other comparable area in the continental U.S. But we also have another claim to fame: this area is also extremely rich in gem and mineral deposits.
Halloween. Dia de los Muertos. National Deviled Egg Day. This time of year, it is hard not to think about the underworld and its ruler. In addition to having many names, the devil has a surprising number of species named after him.
Our citizen science lecture series speaker on Tuesday 11/6 at the La Jolla Riford Library is Barbara Lloyd, who is the co-founder of Ocean Sanctuaries. OS is a non-profit organization “devoted almost exclusively to ocean-related citizen science projects and sharing the data obtained from them with both the professional and citizen science community… to foster greater understanding, wise ecology, species protection and good stewardship of the ocean and related habitats”.
Title: Using Citizen Science to Track Sevengill Sharks
Speaker: Barbara Lloyd, Founder, Ocean Sanctuaries, (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization)
Abstract: Certain species, such as the sevengill shark or the whale shark, have unique patterns which can be utilized to identify individuals and to track resightings of the same shark. Ocean Sanctuaries is using online tools along with photos and videos to develop a collaborative data management system to estimate sevengill shark populations in Southern California and South Africa.
For more information, visit The San Diego Wet Lab group’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Wet-Lab-130034794515909/