Strybing Circle 2014 Events
As members of the Circle you protect our 55-acre ark of life – saving plants means saving our environment! Members of Strybing Circle enjoy exclusive events designed to help you discover even more about the Garden.
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Curator's Walk and Talk
Magnolia Walk with SFBGS Trustee and Curator
Saturday March 1, 2014, 9:30–11:30am
9:30am: Meet at the Helen Crocker Russell Library for morning coffee, tea and pastries.
10am: Guided Walk with SFBGS Trustee, Dr. Joseph Barbaccia and Curator, Dr. Don Mahoney through SFBG's magnificent Magnolia Collection.
Recognized as the most significant collection outside of China, the Botanical Garden's nearly 100 Magnolias feature 54 species and 40 cultivars. These beautiful and majestic blossoms are symbols of purity and nobility, and they are also used medicinally in China and Japan. We are delighted to invite you to a special experience to explore our unique and long-standing collection.
Please join longtime trustee and Magnolia expert, Dr. Joseph Barbaccia, and SFBGS Curator, Dr. Don Mahoney, on a marvelous walk to celebrate one of the Garden's signature trees.
Special Walk and Talk with Mia Monroe Site Supervisor at Muir Woods Redwood Grove
Thursday June 19, 2014, 6–8pm
6pm: Meet on Conifer Lawn for California wine and small bites
6:30pm: Tour our towering redwoods with redwood specialist Mia Monroe
We are very pleased to invite our Strybing Circle donors to this special walk in the redwoods with Strybing Circle donor and volunteer, Mia Monroe. Mia Monroe's official title is Site Supervisor of Muir Woods/Interpretive Supervisor of Marin Lands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, but what she really does is serve as a passionate ambassador for nature, something she was doing even before she started working as a national park ranger in 1978. She began working for the San Francisco School District helping kids learn science through outdoor experiences and eventually through her eco-literacy and passion for sharing the outdoor world she became a park ranger at Muir Woods in 1982.
Mia will take guests on an interactive walk through SFBG's Redwood Grove and provide lively discussion about redwood ecosystems.