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SYRCL Workshop flyerDuring the Wild & Scenic festival weekend, we’ll have a series of 10 special workshops & presentations at the Activist Center in City Hall, downtown Nevada City. Workshops are free to the public and will run on Saturday from 9:30am – 5pm and Sunday from 9:30am – 4:15pm.

This year’s schedule has several workshops of special interest to our community, including: Marijuana Grows as a Watershed Issue, A New Vision for Historic Gold Mines, California Rivers in a Time of Water Insecurity and #EnviroTeens.  Come learn with us, share your ideas and be empowered to make a difference for the planet at home or across the globe.

Here’s a glimpse of the weekend’s schedule:

Saturday, January 17, 2015
9:30am – 11:00am
Eddy Out!: Pausing to Find a New Activism. Facilitated by Mark Dubois, Tania Carlone and Elizabeth Soderstom.

11:30am – 1:00pm
Colorado River. Hosted by Sinjin Eberle (American Rivers) along with special guests filmmaker James Q Martin and author Kevin Fedarko.

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Investigative Journalism for Documentary Filmmaking. Led by writer/director Denis Delestrac (Sand Wars).

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Marijuana Grows as a Watershed Issue. Panel discussion with scientists, growers, activists and law enforcement. Screening of Marijuana Grows and Restoration

4:30pm – 5:30pm
Adding Science to Adventure: Gregg Treinish. Discussion with Gregg Treinish and special guests.

Workshop-300x169Sunday, January 18, 2015
9:30am – 11:00am
A New Vision for Historic Gold Mines. Led by Ignacio Dayrit, acclaimed land reuse expert from the Center for Creative Land Recycling.

11:30am – 12:30pm
Author Craig Childs: Book Preview.

12:45pm – 1:45pm
Reach Your Goals with the High Fives Foundation. Presented by Tony Schmiesing (featured in The Edge of Impossible) and Ray Tuscany, founder of the High Fives Foundation.

3:00pm – 4:00pm
California Rivers in a Time of Water Insecurity. SYRCL’s head River Scientist Gary Reedy will lead a panel that includes leaders from river conservation organizations and Colin Bailey of the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (Thirsty for Justice).

3:15pm – 4:15pm
#EnviroTeens. Panel discussion by students who tackle issues like plastic bag use, captive animal care and climate change.

And don’t miss the Sunday Morning Coffee Talk at Festival HQ in Nevada City at 8:30am. Presented by our new National Partner, Earthjustice, you’ll have the opportunity to join Earthjustice Attorney Greg Loarie in a conversation about the ongoing fight to protect California’s waters from rampant pollution, degradation and industry water grabs.

See something that interests you? Head on over to our Workshops Page to get some more information about each topic and what will be discussed.

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