Biodiversity: Variety is Good for Life!
Variety is not just the spice of life, it's essential to continuing healthy life on Earth for all life forms, including humans. Get to know the variety of life in your own north coast back yard at this month's Nature Matters program on Thursday, May 16 at 7 PM at the Fort George Brewery in Astoria. The Nature Matters team will explore discoveries from last fall's BioBlitz at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park's Yeon Property with biologist (and internationally renowned spider expert) Greta Binford, including the premier showing of the film "Count Me In", a project starring and created by Lewis and Clark NHP's film camp alumni.
This event is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Fort George's Lovell Building showroom. Doors will open at 6 PM for those wanting to purchase dinner or beverages before the event.
Columbia River's "Ellis Island" - The Story of Knappton Cove
In Their Footsteps speakers series on Sunday, March 17, at 1:00 p.m., presents Nancy Bell Anderson as she shares her story to preserve the U.S. Columbia River Quarantine Station.
Anderson will discuss the history of the Knappton Cove Heritage Center, located across the Columbia River from Astoria, OR. From 1899 to 1938 this station quarantined immigrants carrying diseases such as bubonic plague, yellow fever, cholera, small pox and typhus.
This monthly Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association. These programs are held in the Netul River Room of the Fort Clatsop's visitor center and are free of charge.
Other upcoming In Their Footsteps: speaker series programs include:
In Their Footsteps Lecture Series
On the third Sunday, September through May at 1:00 PM, this speaker series is an opportunity to meet scholars, authors, and artists. Join the conversation and be inspired by history, people and culture. This forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and presented in the Netul River Room of the Fort Clatsop's visitor center and are free of charge.
Nature Matters: Where Nature and Culture Meet
A lively monthly conversation about the intersection of nature and culture, takes place on the third Thursdays of the month, August through May, at the Fort George Brewery + Public House in Astoria, OR. The series delves into the many ways that human beings look to the natural world for inspiration, sustenance and survival - the intersection of nature and culture. The collaborative series is hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, North Coast Land Conservancy and the North Coast Watershed Association in partnership with the Fort George and are free to the public.
Did You Know?
Station Camp is thought to be the most significant Lewis and Clark campsite along the lower Columbia River. During their stay there, the Corps of Discovery interacted and traded with ancestors of present-day Chinook Indians.