2024 SNARL Spring Seminar Series

Join us at the SNARL Page Center every Tuesday evening from April 30th to May 28th. Doors open at 6:30 pm, presentations are 7pm-8pm. We have a great line up this year on topics ranging from bears to trees to outer space. All seminars will be held in the Page Center at SNARL – 1016 Mount Morrison Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA. Please arrive early to park, secure a seat and mingle. Seminars are geared to adult audiences, however young people are encouraged to attend and well-behaved children are welcome. Visitors are not allowed to bring dogs to SNARL, so please leave pets at home. We look forward to seeing you all!

NEW – We will try our best to make each seminar available over zoom as well as in person. Zoom links are included below.

2024 Schedule

April 30: What the Bears Know: My Life as a Sierra Wildlife Officer

Steve Searles
Renowned bear expert and longtime wildlife officer for Mammoth Lakes


May 7:   Plastic Pollution in the Sierra Nevada

Dr. Monica Arienzo
Associate Research Professor, Desert Research Institute


May 14: Europa Clipper: A Detailed Exploration of an Ocean World

Dr. Bonnie Buratti
Senior Research Scientist and Fellow
Deputy Project Scientist, Europa Clipper
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology


May 21: Climate change impacts on the recently listed whitebark pine species in the Sierra Nevada

Dr. Joan Dudney
Assistant Professor, the Bren School and the Environmental Studies Program, UCSB


May 28: The Future of Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands in the Eastern Sierra
Nevada – A Panel Discussion

Dr. Paul Burow
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth System Science, Stanford University
Thomas Gustie, Natural Resources Coordinator, Environmental Management
Office, Bishop Paiute Tribe
Wilfred Nabahe, Tribal Relations Program Manager, Inyo National Forest
Heather Stone, Assistant Field Manager, Bishop Field Office, Bureau of Land


Videos of Previous Seminars

Presentations from 2012 – 2016 are available for viewing on our Vimeo Channel(link is external)

Presentations from  2017 – present are available for viewing on our SNARL youtube channel

*feel free to print the downloadable flyer below and post in your local communities!