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Channel Islands National Park Celebrates 40 Years

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  • Date March 7, 2020
  • Time Start Time: 9:00 AM End Time: 4:00 PM
Channel Islands National Park Celebrates 40 Years
March 7, 2020

The Channel Islands National Park invites the public to celebrate the 40 year anniversary this March! Established as the nation’s 40th national park on March 5, 1980, this park includes five islands that are home to thousands of species of plants and animals (150 of which are not found anywhere else).

The celebration will start on Thursday, March 5 at 7:00pm and Saturday, March 7 at 2:00pm. This will begin with a lecture given by the Channel Islands National Park Superintendent Ethan Mckinley. This lecture will address the current state of the park, as well as future actions that will be taking place.

Along with this, the park will also be holding an event on March 7, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. This will take place at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center. This is a free event and will include scientific lectures, Chumash storytelling, film showings. kids crafts and interactive programs, dock tours, and a native plant sale.

Details regarding the event on Saturday, March 7 can be found below:

  • The California native plant sale will kick off the event at 9:00am and run until 1:00pm.
  • Santa Barbara Museum of National History Paleontologist Dr. Jonathan Hoffman will provide a lecture on the recently-discovered sea cow fossil on Santa Rosa Island.
  • Channel Islands descendent, Julie Tumamait-Stenslie will share Chumash storytelling at 10:30am and 1:30pm.
  • Segments from the 2016 documentary, West of the West: Tales from California’s Channel Islands, will be shown throughout the day.
  • Dock tours will be available for the public.
  • Date March 7, 2020
  • Time Start Time: 9:00 AM End Time: 4:00 PM
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