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Nature Education Series: Night Hike and Photography, Saturday, 23, 2023

Saturday, September 23, 2023 - 7:30pm

Saturday, September 23: Have you ever wondered what your favorite hiking trails and other outdoor spaces look like at night and which secretive nocturnal animals are moving around in those areas? Join Ethan Staats, Marine Biology graduate student at UC San Diego and frequent night-hiker around Southern California, for a 1 1/2-mile, moderate night hike on VMF's Sky Island Trail. Ethan is VMF's 2023 recipient of the Marjorie and Joeseph Rubenson Endowment for art and Science at Volcan Mountain award. To learn more about Ethan Staats' work, go to https://deheynlab.ucsd.edu/staff-members/ethan-staats/

In addition to hiking, Ethan's outdoor hobbies include nighttime photography, so as part of this hike, you're welcome to bring a camera to discuss and practice nighttime photography. You can see Ethan's photography at https://www.instagram.com/ethan.staats.

Note that bringing a camera and taking photographs are not required for those who just want to go on a night hike.

Participation is limited to 12 people. 

Date: Saturday, September 23  

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Due to the gated entry for VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center, please plan to arrive by 6:15 pm.

Bring: A flashlight and/or headlamp. Snacks and water. If you are interested in taking night photographs, please bring your digital or film camera and attached or external flash. You can also bring a tripod if you wish. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.                                                     

Cost: $10 per person.   

Location: VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center in Julian

(22850 Volcan Road/4002 Farmer Road, Julian, CA 92036)

You may contact the VMF office with questions or for more information at 760-765-2300.