What’s on tap — week of June 2 and beyond

Tuesday, June 3: Presentation, “Yosemite Region Hiking and Backpacking Adventures.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. A representative with the Central Sirera Environmental Resource Center will talk about camping and hiking destinations, including pointing out those that were closed by last fall’s Rim Fire. Free.

Friday, June 6: “Sky Tours” public stargazing event, 9 p.m. at the San Joaquin Delta College west parking lot. Hosted by the Stockton Astronomical Society.

Friday, June 6: Oak Grove Nature Center “Nature Nights” program, “Restoring Our River.” 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oak Grove Nature Center, Oak Grove Regional Park. Jeremy Terhune with Defenders of Wildlife will talk about efforts to restore the San Joaquin River. Program is free; parking costs $5 per vehicle.

Saturday, June 7: Biologist Steve Stocking will give a talk titled “The Sequoias of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.” 10 a.m. at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. More details here.

Saturday, June 7-Sunday June 8: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The area is typically open the first three weekends of each month. Explore a quarter-mile of Mokelumne River frontage. Free. More details here.

Saturday, June 7: “Astronomy in the Park,” 8:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Regional Park. Hosted by the Stockton Astronomical Society.

Wednesday, June 11: Green Team San Joaquin meeting, featuring… well, me. I’ll be talking about writing on environment issues and how businesses can work with the media. 9 a.m., Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, 445 W. Weber Avenue.

Thursday, June 12: Stockton Astronomical Society meeting, theme: “Physics vs. Time Travel.” Is time travel in any way plausible? San Jose State University professor Ken Wharton will present. 7:30 p.m., Olson Hall Room 120, University of the Pacific. Public welcome.

Friday, June 13: Paddle trip, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 6 p.m. Free. Led by a docent in an area that is normally restricted. Watch for otters, egrets, herons, hawks, pelicans, beavers and pond turtles. Tour will last about three hours. Bring your own canoe or kayak, paddle and life jacket. No reservations needed. Trip is offered periodically over the course of the summer. More details, including additional dates, here.

Saturday, June 14: San Joaquin County Summer Butterfly Count, hosted by the Audubon Society. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Oak Grove Nature Center at Oak Grove Regional Park. More details here.

Saturday, June 14: Guided paddle trip, Cosumnes River preserve. Meet at 8:30 a.m. More details here.

Saturday, June 14: Electronic waste collection event hosted by Onsite Electronics Recycling. 9 a.m., San Joaquin Delta College Shima 2 parking lot. More details here.

Saturday, June 14: San Joaquin County Summer Butterfly Count, hosted by the Audubon Society. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Oak Grove Nature Center at Oak Grove Regional Park. More details here.

Saturday, June 14: Guided paddle trip, Cosumnes River preserve. Meet at 8:30 a.m. More details here.

Saturday, June 14: Electronic waste collection event hosted by Onsite Electronics Recycling. 9 a.m., San Joaquin Delta College Shima 2 parking lot. More details here.

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