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From the Foothills to the High Sierra, plant communities are defined by their environment. Come explore the notion of plants and trees and learn about select members from these communities.

Program Leader: Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham, Ph.D.

Doc Nancy is an Adjunct Professor of Biology at Northern Arizona University, a Visiting Lecturer for the University of Virginia Semester At Sea program, and a Fulbright Scholar who taught biology and astronomy and conducted research in Siberia in the Russian Federation.  Nancy is a retired National Park Ranger, which included working 14 seasons in Sequoia National Park.  She is the author of several books and recently assisted in the update of “Enduring Giants: The Epic Story of Giant Sequoia and the Big Trees of Calaveras.”  She is an avid backpacker having solo hiked the John Muir Trail, The Haute Route in the Alps, and has led many Sierran seminars from backpacking to bears to geology.

The seminars are free and open to the public. There is a day-use fee to enter the Park. Pack a lunch, bring the family and plan on spending the day among the Giant Sequoias. For more information call Calaveras Big Trees Association at (209)795-1196

Ralston Classroom in Education Building