Explore Your World on Earth Day


Tuesday April 22 is Earth Day, a global event to support environmental protection, which originated in 1970. There’s no shortage of events where you can show your love for our home planet, not just on Earth Day, but throughout the month of April.

In addition, San Mateo County Libraries will be hosting two great presentations the evening of April 22.

Thinking Like a Naturalist - Foster City Library

Thinking Like A NaturalistAt the Foster City Library, naturalist and illustrator John Muir Laws will present his acclaimed “Thinking Like a Naturalist” program, in which he demonstrates simple and fun observational techniques that you can use whenever you are out in nature. Developments in neuropsychology have opened doors to our understanding of the brain and how you can train yourself to see more and to be more curious about what you discover. All ages are invited to join us for this captivating talk on how to get more out of every nature ramble-- whether you’re an experienced birder or you just like to relax under a tree in the afternoon.

Off the Beaten Path: Photographs of the Western National Parks & Monuments - Belmont Library

Off the Beaten Path: Photographs of the Western National Parks & MonumentsJoin local photographer Ken Napior at the Belmont Library, where he will show photos he has taken in a variety of parks, including Arches, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Great Basin, Mesa Verde, Yellowstone, Glacier, Mt. Rainier, and Zion. He hikes in and glimpses views the less adventurous traveler might have missed. He will also offer tips about traveling by RV.
Ken Napior has visited about 104 National Parks and National Monuments. He is a retired structural engineer with 27 years of experience as a Boy Scout Leader. He is also an American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Instructor.

More Resources

Looking for books about Earth Day? We've got plenty at the library. What about articles and news about nature in the Bay Area? You’ll find plenty at BayNature.


Author Bio:

Chris Gray will reluctantly end his vacation in Joshua Tree National Park so that he can enjoy John Muir Laws’s presentation.

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