Peninsula Open Space Trust has resumed small, outdoor public events. Guests are asked to agree to COVID-19 guidelines, which are listed for each event. Follow this webpage and POST’s newsletter for more event program updates.  

We also continue to offer engaging and informative virtual events. We hope you’ll join our upcoming online events listed below, or view recordings of our past webinars on POST’s YouTube channel.

Our Community Events Series Sponsors

Bill and Jean Lane Endowment

The late Ambassador Laurence W. “Bill” Lane, Jr. and his wife Jean sponsored POST’s Wallace Stegner Lectures from their inception in 1993. Jean passed away in 2017, but had established the Bill and Jean Lane Endowment to provide for their annual lead sponsorship of this beloved series. We applaud Jean and Bill, whose unwavering support has enabled us to evolve our former lecture series into a diverse, program of quality monthly events, offering a variety of ways for community members to learn and engage throughout the year

May 15, 2022
California Theater, San Jose (+ Virtual) - May 15, 2022 - 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • California Theater, San Jose (+ Virtual)
  • 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
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Peninsula Open Space Trust and the Muwekma Ohlone Preservation Foundation are honored to host Indigenous leader, author and scientist Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer for a talk centered around the themes of her best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass. A citizen of the Potawatomi Nation, Dr. Kimmerer writes about the intersections of traditional ecological knowledge and science, and how native traditions and scientific disciplines provide different languages through which we can interpret the world. Integrating the two can provide us with a roadmap for how people can come into relationship and care for the land where they live, honoring the past and planning for a sustainable future.
April 28, 2022
Online Event - Apr 28, 2022 - 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
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Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center (WERC), and Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (OSA) as we host Burrowing Owl researchers Phillip Higgins and Sandra Menzel of Talon Ecological Research Group for a free online webinar where you will learn all about the amazing Burrowing Owl, and efforts to support them! 
April 23, 2022
Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills - Apr 23, 2022
  • Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills
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Join POST and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2022 — a collection of short films that highlight environmental issues from across the country and tell inspiring stories of people and their relationships to nature.
April 19, 2022
Rancho Cañada del Oro - Apr 19, 2022 - 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
  • Rancho Cañada del Oro
  • 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
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Enjoy a beautiful 4.1 mile hike through beautiful Rancho Cañada del Oro! Sign up now and get a chance to view rolling grasslands and oak woodland ridges.
March 17, 2022
Online Event - Mar 17, 2022 - 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
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Join POST as we welcome Kate Marianchild, author of Secrets of the Oak Woodlands: Plants and Animals among California's Oaks, to share about the diverse plants and animals that inhabit the oak covered hills and plains of the Bay Area.

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