The Coast News Group

Educational lectures offered at LIFE

OCEANSIDE — LIFE at MiraCosta College, the lifelong learning group, will host lectures, “Then They Were Gone” and “Nuclear Update” at 1 p.m. April 26 at the Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Administration building 1000, Room 1068.The 1 p.m. lecture, “Then They Were Gone” will be led by Mike Matherly, of the San Diego Audubon Society. It is a cautionary tale of how America lost its most iconic birds, passenger pigeons and Carolina parakeets, their role in American conservation history, and the most recent theories on why they disappeared.

At 2:30 p.m., hear a “Nuclear Update” with Executive Director of the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility Rochelle Becker. On this anniversary of Chernobyl, Becker provides an historical perspective on the consequences of ignoring “foreign” nuclear accidents. She will update those who live near San Onofre about its current condition and actions to ensure ratepayer protection.

Participants may obtain a free parking pass at campus police building 1100. The future speaker schedule can be found at Select Oceanside LIFE Calendar (PDF) or call (760) 721-8124.