Altared Nature: Wildlife, Art, and Ecophilosophy

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Thursday April 6

Selected time

4:30 PM  –  5:30 PM

Using motion- and infrared-triggered trail cameras, anthropologist Paul Faulstich, PhD.,  professor in the Environmental Analysis program at Pitzer College, documents animals and their behaviors in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park and the San Dimas Experimental Forest. In this illustrated talk, he will present photos and video clips of wildlife in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountain and introduce us to environmental art based on his research. Infused with local natural history, Paul’s illustrated presentation will explore how we simultaneously alter nature and place nature on an altar, and invite us to imagine a different relationship with the more-than-human world.

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

$10.00 for Students with ID and RSABG Members, $15.00 for the Public

Refreshments will be offered.

Please preregister online or at our front kiosk as space is limited, and may fill up quickly! 

Meet in the East Classroom in the main Administration Building. To receive directions, visit the front entrance kiosk. This venue is wheel chair accessible.

Please be on time as the gate to the garden closes exactly at 5:00 pm and you will not be able to enter.

Do you have any additional questions? Please contact Education Assistant Diana Nightingale at (909)-625-8767 ext. 251 or


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In the case that a fee-based class or workshop is cancelled, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will refund the full (100%) payment.

If a registered and paid participant withdraws from the class 72 hours or more prior to the beginning of the event, class, or workshop a full refund will be issued.

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If a registered and paid participant withdraws less than 24 hours before the class, or is a ‘no-show’ on the day of the event, class, or workshop, no refund will be issued.

This Refund Policy applies to all classes requiring payment.