FULL 6/10 Member Meet-Up: Tide Pools with Mike Grone and Alexii Sigona

Explore the tide pools through the lens of Indigenous connections and stewardship with archaeologist Mike Grone and Amah Mutsun tribal member Alexii Sigona. We’ll connect with this special habitat while learning about Indigenous management of marine resources in the area, drawing upon archaeology, ethnography, and tribal knowledge.

Saturday, June 10, 2023
9-11 a.m.

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Free for Members
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Location: Capitola (exact meeting details shared upon registration)
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Dr. Mike Grone is the Associate State Archaeologist for the Santa Cruz District of California Parks and Recreation. Prior to working for Parks he worked for the Amah Mutsun Land Trust as a manager of their Coastal Stewardship Program and Archaeological Resource Management Program. His research focuses on the historical ecology of coastal resources in the northern Monterey Bay Area and is ultimately geared towards integrating archaeological data and traditional ecological knowledge to guide policy, conservation efforts, and resource management practices.

Alexii Sigona is a member of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and a PhD student at UC Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management, Society and Environment Division.


  • Wear sturdy footwear that you don’t mind getting wet. Sneakers, knee-length rubber boots, and surf booties are all good options. It may be windy and chilly, so dress in layers and have a windproof outer layer.
  • Low tide is at 10:41 p.m.
  • We will walk down a flight of stairs to reach the intertidal zone.
  • Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Restrooms are available at the parking lot.
  • Please leave your pets at home. Trained service animals are permitted.
  • Please adhere to the latest local guidelines for COVID safety.