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Family Sunday: Arte.Ciencia.Naturaleza, Chia

Sunday
April 17, 2016 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
Tickets are free
Reserve your free ticket here

The Mexican Museum
Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Boulevard
Building D
San Francisco
Parking available in Fort Mason Center

We invite you and your family to learn about the biology and history of chia seeds and their deep connection to Mexican culture. Guests will explore how the significance of chia seeds appears in Mexican Arts. The scientific approach to understanding chia will be presented by Janice M. Alexander, forest health educator at the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Families will also be invited to explore terracotta chia art from the Museum’s educational collection and create their own sculptures based on the figures.

Janice Alexander works with the University of California Cooperative Extension in Marin County as a forest health educator. Her activities include working with tribes on forest pest management and delivering environmental education to underserved youth. She also facilitates groups working to address plant pathogens in California’s restored lands and coordinates statewide education efforts on sudden oak death and invasive species in firewood via the California Oak Mortality Task Force and the California Firewood Task Force, respectively.