Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March 2013 Calendar of Events & General Mtg Program

Del–Air Rockhounds Calendar of Upcoming Events

Mar 2013
07: General Meeting: 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room
10: Daylight Savings Time Begins: Set your clocks ahead one hour.
17: St Patrick’s Day: Wear your green or you’ll get a pinch!
20: First Day of Spring: A good time to start that spring cleaning!
21: Board Meeting: 7:30 pm @ the Hellenthal’s Home
26: Passover Begins: Enjoy your Seder Dinner!
31: Easter Sunday: Bunnies, Eggs and Chocolate!

March 2013 Program: Geology of the Santa Monica Mountains

This month, we are excited to have Ryan Stead, a ranger at Santa Monica Mountains, to present an interesting and dynamic program. Ryan always dreamed of becoming a park ranger when he was young. He first started volunteering for the park service in 2003 and soon found himself at a law enforcement ranger academy in Santa Rosa, CA. It was quite the experience, but he soon found that his true love was for education and interpretation. After the academy, he started working for the Ventura Sector state parks as an interpreter and rover. He provided programs on ethnobotony and the Mediterranean climate. He currently works for the Santa Monica Mountains Eco-Helpers program. Ryan is going to talk about the formation, recreation areas and the unique geological aspects of the Santa Monica Mountains. Don’t miss this fascinating presentation.