The Members Only! Conservancy Book Club offers the opportunity for those that want to dig into foundational, popular science literature and discuss these readings through a lens of relevancy to Catalina Island.

Join Conservancy Learning Manager, Hillary Holt and a community of naturalists in sharing personal observations, collective knowledge and a passion for nature through a literary exploration. 

Each month, Hillary will hand select a book which dives into the knowledge of the naturalists that have come before us, as well as our contemporaries.  The program will provide participants with topics for reflection while on their journey and highlight relevancy to Catalina Island. 

At the end of the month Hillary will facilitate a guided environmental dialogue among participants via Zoom, providing an additional avenue to engage in learning about Catalina Island.  Members can register below to participate each month!  

List of Books Announced for 2022

January- Inheritors of the Earth by Chris D. Thomas 

February- Botany of Desire by Michael Pollen 

March- The Thing with Feathers by Noah Strycker 

April- Overstory by Richard Powers 

May- Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert 

JuneSapiens by Yuval Harar 

July- Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond 

August- Gaia by James Lovelock 

September- Entangled by Merlin Sheldrake 

October: City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, & the Rise of Human Caging in LA
by Kelly Lytle Hernandez


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