Earth Month 2018!

Throughout April, CURes is hosting and co-sponsoring several events to bring awareness about a range of environmental issues, partnering with organizations on and off campus. Through our research projects, educational initiatives, restorative justice programs, and outreach, CURes works to serve the greater Los Angeles community with environmental resiliency initiatives. To promote our interdisciplinary techniques of finding solutions to urban ecological problems, we are proud to offer a range of programs that we hope will spark solution-based conversations that continue throughout 2018 and beyond.


4/4: 2017-18 Environmental Lecture Series

4/7: Friends of Ballona Wetlands Migration Celebration

  • Live hawks and owls, art gallery, live music, gardening workshop, food trucks
  • 10am-2pm, Ballona Discovery Park
Mark Wainwright with Maria Curley (CURes Education Specialist) in Costa Rica

4/13: The Children’s Eternal Rainforest Presentation

4/14-4/15: Theodore Payne Garden Tour

4/16: Beyond the Brink Film Screening

  • Climate change and the drought in Southern California
  • Featuring CURes’ Executive Director, Dr. Eric Strauss
  • 7pm, LMU Hilton 100

4/17: Amphibian Decline and Partial Recovery Presentation

4/17: The Business of Wildlife Conservation Presentation

  • Trevor Zink (LMU College of Business Administration; Institute for Environmental Ethics and Sustainability)
  • 7:30-8:30pm, LMU Hilton 100

4/19: Third Thursday

  • Info table and community partners
  • 11am-2pm, LMU Alumni Mall

4/20: LA Business Council’s 2018 Sustainability Summit

4/20: Urban Ecology and Care for Creation: A Tour of Ballona Discovery Park

  • Led by Dr. Eric Strauss (CURes Executive Director) and Lisa Fimiani (CURes Environmental Leadership Fellow)
  • Organized through the Center for Ignatian Spirituality
  • 12-2pm, lunch provided, RSVP to

4/21: Beginner Birding and Creek Cleanup

4/28: Friends of Ballona Wetlands Earth Day Event

  • Restoration and cleanup
  • 8:30am-12:30pm, Saltwater Marsh

4/28: Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase

5/12: Bird LA Day