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Angel Island

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kristina larsen

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of Angel Island

inquiry on
angel island flora The project had two main goals:
- conduct a botanical survey of plants re-emerging in the area burned in the 2008 fire, and
- collect samples of native plants to be used to educate naturalists working with the park service fog The top of Mt. Livermore is a spectacular vantage point from which to observe the movements of the infamous San Francisco fog. In my experience, most people don't actually know why the fog behaves as it does.
I am amazed by this phenomenon, and by the scale and complexity of the system it represents. why? opportunities provided by the new location impact of the environment the visitor experience at our new location may feel like part of a suite of waterfront experiences. we arouse visitors' curiousity, wind them up and send them out into a world full of natural wonders and tourist attractions. a few hours with us can give people a temporary lens, a critical eye, heightened inquisitiveness, enhanced receptivity.
maybe we can encourage this, by giving them some pretty specific tools. this started opportunistically -- my sister needed a volunteer. biology
climate change
databases
scientific tools
mapping
visualization
collaboration
place
complex systems
native species
habitat
history
geology In concert with institutional priorities:
current science
place
biology
patnerships
climate science
complex systems personal curiosity
volunteering
botany
fog phenomemon areas of
focus: narrative camping trip anecdote about observing fog geography
& geology media VIDEO
piers video
angel island trip video
sf bay fog video
satellite fog video


MAPS
angel island
collection locations
geology
GIS overlays
relationship to piers california flora
climate impact maps connections geology to plant distribution
climate change to plant distribution
consumer tools to scientific tools (mapping, gis)
single organism (flowering plant) to complex system
local phenomenon to complex system
fog phenomenon diagram LINKS
cal flora climate study
herbarium
consortium
berkeley mapper herbarium specimen photos physical
models mounted specimen
fog demo
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