LOS ALTOS, CA (June 8, 2021) – In a Zoom program hosted by Los Altos History Museum titled “Los Altos Goes Green,” a panel of experts invited by GreenTown Los Altos will discuss ways we can protect the environment and conserve natural resources for current and future generations. Slated for Thursday, June 24 at 5pm, the program supports the Museum’s current exhibition, “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change.”
The Museum’s Board President, Gary Hedden, will moderate the panel which includes Coty Sifuentes-Winter, Supervisory Vegetation Ecologist for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District; Matthew Dodder, Executive Director of the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society; and Dr. Stu Weiss, Chief Scientist of Creekside Science.
“The panelists have a lot of experience dealing with the ‘beast’ known as climate change, from the impact on butterfly migrations, local flora and fauna, and fire resilience in nature,” Hedden said. “We’re looking forward to an interactive ninety minutes sharing ideas and fielding your questions.”
GreenTown Los Altos is a nonprofit whose mission is to protect and enhance the environment of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills through community engagement, education, and advocacy. One current campaign is to plant 500 trees in the community, and in a challenge for households, they offer tips on how to save energy and water, and easy actions youth and renters can take.
“Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change” is on display through July 11. For Museum hours or to make a reservation for a group tour, visit the Museum’s website. “Los Altos Goes Green” is a free event, but registrations are required at losaltoshistory.org/GoesGreen.
Los Altos History Museum began in 1977 with the opening of the J. Gilbert Smith House historic farmhouse, built in 1905. In 2001, the Los Altos History Museum opened its modern building next door, which houses the Museum’s collections, permanent and changing exhibits, store and administrative offices. The Museum and its grounds are available for rent during evenings and weekends. Its collections are owned by the City of Los Altos and are managed by an independent nonprofit organization, whose staff and volunteers are responsible for all programs and operations.
The Museum is open Friday through Sunday, from noon-4pm. Admission is free. The J. Gilbert Smith House remains temporarily closed. The gardens, outdoor agricultural exhibits and picnic area are accessible beyond Museum hours. For more information, visit: losaltoshistory.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 650.948.9427 x14.