A visit to the Ballona Wetlands
Friday, March 30, 12:45pm - 4:00pm
The Center for Ignatian Spirituality invites LMU faculty and staff to walk through the Ballona Wetlands, guided by those with many years of experience and involvement with the preservation of this environment. Participants will also have time for quiet reflection and prayer. A box lunch will be provided, and transportation arranged.
Our guides, accompanying us on this visit:
Walking shoes and a hat are strongly advised, as well as a means of carrying some water; binoculars are an option.
John Dorsey, LMU Associate Professor of Natural Science, who teaches environmental science courses in the Department of Natural Sciences and co-teaches the Environmental Laboratory Class. He is presently conducting pollution research in coastal wetland, intertidal and inshore marine areas. He is President of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, chair of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, and is a member of the Clean Beach Task Force for the State of California.
Pippa Drennan, LMU Professor of Biology, with expertise in improving / maintaining the environment, is a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of Ballona, and a botany consultant. She frequently involves her students in special projects in the Ballona Wetlands. Her research interests encompass adaptations of plants to stressful environments, ecology of deserts and estuaries, and the function relationships of plant structure.
To register, please call 338-1806, or send an email to email@example.com. We will contact you to arrange transportation and to provide other details.
If you would like an email copy of some photos of the plants as seen in a September visit to the Wetlands, please contact Fr. Randy Roche, SJ
Further information about the both the organization and the wetlands themselves can be viewed at: Friends of Ballona Wetlands.