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Aztec Dance Demonstration with Xitlalli Danza Azteca (621-921)

Saturday September 21, 12-2PM

We kick off our Cloud Forest focus with a demonstration by this dramatic Aztec dance group. Costumed in towering plumed headdresses the dancers will perform traditional ritual Aztec dances. Conservation organizations working to save the cloud forests and endangered plant communities will be on hand to explain the fate of Meso-American and South America Cloud Forests. 

12-1 PM

Come meet some of the Bay Area organization working to conserve Rainforests in Central and South America.

Pachamama Alliance:
Cambugan Foundation:
World Rainforest Fund:
Cloud Forest Institute:


Aztec Dance Demonstraation with Xitlalli Danza Azteca

2-3:30 PM
($20 General/ $10 Members)

Walk in the Clouds: Inside the Mesoamerican Cloud Forest with Naturalist Joe Barbaccia

About the Cloud Forest


High above the tropical rain forests in Central and South America, the landscape rises to elevations upwards of 6,500 feet, the close tropical air cools to mist and fog and reveals an abundance of mosses, ferns and epiphytes. Amidst a backdrop of every shade of green imaginable, high moisture levels and cool year-round temperatures sustain plants that vie for precious sunlight. Here in San Francisco, conditions are ripe for cloud forest plants. We have mild temperatures and, especially in summer, plenty of fog. We started planting our Mesoamerican Cloud Forest in 1984. Over the decades, this garden has matured to represent a typical cloud forest plant community.

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Photo by Roberto Ariel Vargas

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Photo by Roberto Ariel Vargas

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Photot by Roberto Ariel Vargas

Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO members $0.00; nonmembers $0.00 
Notes Saturday September 21, 12-2PM  
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