Future Assemblies & Events

  • Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM

    Jan 17 2021 Zoom Assembly

    Return of the Mollusk: Snatching an endangered abalone from the brink of extinction

    Here's the link to the program and lyrics!
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uzqSlTPgQ7_4y_0kHVbQMCa_4x9qfk0c5kiGsk5t_44/edit?usp=sharing

    Beneath the (sometimes) calm waters of coastal California lies an incredible diversity of marine life. This diversity includes seven species of a cryptic, yet historically, culturally, economically, and ecologically important snail called an abalone. One of these species, the white abalone, is critically endangered, and was actually the first marine invertebrate to be placed on the endangered species list. But Jenny Hofmeister Ph.D. at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife says to fear not! Scientists all over southern California are working hard to save this charismatic animal from extinction; and the good news is we have a very, very good chance at being successful. Given the year we’ve had, we could all use a little good news, right?

    The Zoom "doors" will open at 10:30, so folks can chat in breakout rooms with others before the assembly starts at 11. We will also use breakout rooms after the assembly so you can talk to the speaker, or chat with your fellow Earthlings until at least 1 PM, so please feel free to stay and chat in small groups!

    The Zoom link and some pointers are below.

    You won't need to RSVP with Zoom first, just use this link!
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84573113214?pwd=N2xEN1NWZ1pYMFZIbTZra1M3ZTlndz09
    Meeting ID: 845 7311 3214
    Passcode: 250818

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    Meeting ID: 845 7311 3214
    Passcode: 250818

    If you are new to Zoom, please watch this handy video about how to join a meeting:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIkCmbvAHQQ

    Quick suggestions for Zoom:

    Use your headphones instead of the computer's/phone's speakers; it'll make hearing you easier when we break out into little chat groups.

    If possible, please enable your video feed so we can see you! The speakers will then be able to see your beautiful faces and reactions, and it'll feel more like we are in person. If you have to walk away from or move your camera, please disable it until you get back. And yes, of course we want to see your cats.

    You'll be muted right when you get to the meeting, but worry not, there will be smaller groups during and after the assembly that you can use to talk to your fellow Earthlings.

    In the corner of the box with your face in it, you can choose to hide yourself from your view, so you won't find looking at yourself so distracting. Also, it'll make more space on your screen to see others.

    You may (but don't have to) RSVP on Meetup.

    We can't wait to see you all!