PDA Day - Event Schedule


Spring 2020- PDA Day Schedule Overview
Time Morning Schedule Location
8:00am-8:30am Coffee and Conversation Burbank Auditorium

Opening Program and Plenary Lecture featuring Brook Tauzer Lecturer Shawn Brumbaugh

Burbank Auditorium/Overflow in Burbank Studio Theater
10:15am-11:45am Session I Workshops - 1.5 hour session See Session One Workshops
11:45am-12:45pm Lunch -$5.00 Bertolini Dining Commons
Time Afternoon Schedule Location
1:00pm-2:30pm Session II Workshops - 1.5 hour session See Session Two Workshops
2:30pm-2:45pm Break  
2:45pm-4:15pm Session III Workshops - 1.5 hour session See Session Three Workshops
1:00pm-4:15pm Session IV Workshops - 3.25 hour session See Session Four Workshops

Link to workshop evaluation

Tauzer Lecture 8:30AM-10:00AM

Tauzer Lecture 0

Slow down, look, & listen:  A perspective on the natural history of Sonoma County, and why nature matters.


Tauzer Lecturer: Shawn Brumbaugh


California, and Sonoma County in particular, is renowned for its natural beauty and rich biodiversity.  From a biologist’s perspective, we live in a truly special place; in less than a one-hour drive one can be at the coast exploring tide pools, to being immersed in the quiet solitude of the redwood forest, to wandering the grassy hills and valleys marked by iconic oaks.  Each of these places has its own natural history story.  The last few years have been difficult for this region, which is why it is so important that we slow down to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us.  Taking time to notice patterns in nature – developing an art of seeing – can inspire wonder and strengthen a sense of place.

Burbank Auditorium with Overflow in Burbank studio theater