Long Beach Sierra Club
The Black Rock Observatory is a unique mobile astronomical observatory that brings the wonders of the cosmos to the young and young at heart. With a giant, hand-made telescope and meteorite samples, volunteers with the Black Rock Observatory help to showcase our amazing place in the universe.
7th Street Bridge crosses the Los Angeles River in Long Beach. Photo by Stacey Z.
Long Beach has a special relationship with the LA River, as the mouth of the river and its last 10 miles are within the city’s boundaries.
William Preston Bowling, Special Projects Manager with the Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR), has spent over a decade working to bring attention to the river, which to many is little more than a concrete-lined flood control channel.
Tina Pirazzi from Air Shepherd, a nonprofit with success in stopping poachers using drone technology, will speak at the Long Beach Sierra Club meeting on Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting is held at the Environmental Services Bureau, 2929 E Willow St, Long Beach, CA.
Indonesian Sea Nettle – Photo credit: Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific
As diaphanous as a ghost, sea jellies have undulated through the world’s oceans for half-a-billion years. They can be as small as a grain of salt or as large as an NBA forward trailing tentacles that can grow to 80 or 90 feet.
When the Los Angeles office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a ban on importing 20 types of ocean coral, it sent a wave of panic through aquarium importers, who feared it meant the end of the trade in these beautiful, if endangered animals.
Dr. Jim Stewart
Scientists may be debating whether 2014 beat 2010 as the hottest year on record, but there’s no disagreement that climate change is upon us. Hotter summers are just one of the consequences. Long Beach, like the rest of the world, faces other threats from the changing climate.
The Sierra Club will host its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, August 6, 2014. This month, Muriel Horacek will provide a presentation titled “Sex and Mischief at the Los Angeles Zoo”.
Muriel has been a docent at the L.A.
The Long Beach of the 21st century is a far different place from the days when 30,000 sheep roamed its western lands and cattle grazed to the east. The landscape has been so transformed in barely a century ago, the original settlers would be hard pressed to recognize the place.
The Sierra Club will host its regular monthly meeting. This month, Coby Skye will provide a comprehensive presentation about what happens to our trash once we set it on the curb.
The Sierra Club will host its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, February 5, 2014. This month, Tim Goodrich will provide a presentation regarding the critical link between energy policy, climate change, and our national security.