news & updates

POSTED 7/8/14

Pepperwood Featured in Bay Nature Magazine

Pepperwood is featured in the July issue of Bay Nature Magazine for its work downscaling global climate models for local applications.

The full length article is currently only available in print, but you can click here to read a teaser blog post by the author Mary Ellen Hannibal.
POSTED 6/30/14

TeenNat Summer Internship

Our nationally-recognized internship for teens aged 13-17 began on July 1st.

TeenNat engages teens in science and nature, as they participate in real research and learn about career pathways in the natural sciences.

Click here to learn more.
POSTED 6/12/14

Pepperwood is Hiring!

We are seeking a Community Assistant to serve as a point of contact for the many individuals and organizations who make up the Pepperwood community. For more details, click here.
POSTED 6/2/14

Dr. Lisa Micheli Recognized

Pepperwood's Executive Director Lisa Micheli was recognized at the North Bay Business Journal's 2014 Women in Business awards on June 25th.

Click here to learn more.
POSTED 2/10/14

2013 Annual Report

Read highlights of this past year's activities in Pepperwood's latest
Annual Report.
POSTED 12/12/13

Pepperwood E-Newsletter

Would you like to receive our monthly e-newsletter? Find out about upcoming events and our latest research including updates from our wildlife cameras!

Click here to sign up.
POSTED 2/21/06

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Nature within reach

Explore a distinct habitat just an hour from San Francisco

Collecting native grass seed for planting

Pepperwood is a leader in conservation dedicated to inspiring kids of all ages to satisfy their natural curiosity and become stewards of our habitat.

Our 3,120-acre preserve is rich in biodiversity and serves as a refuge for hundreds of plant and animal species. It provides an incredible venue for the entire family to connect with nature through a broad range of experiential activities.

Discover unseen worlds

Experience Pepperwood’s biodiversity on an educational hike

Learning about upland vernal pools

Whether exposing children to the wonders of nature or training future conservation professionals, Pepperwood Preserve inspires the entire family to connect with nature.

Check out our offerings in wildlife biology, botany, anthropology, natural history illustration, and resource management.

Grow Your Curiosity

Ask questions, explore, discover

Exploring Turtle Pond

Pepperwood offers a comprehensive, year-long educational program in which students become scientists called SCENIQ — Students Conducting Environmental Inquiry.

Teachers and parents — contact us to reserve a spot for your class!

Pepperwood also offers a wide variety of family programming, including classes that focus on biology, art and more!

Each summer, we offer our week long Budding Biologists day camp.

Commit to conservation

Join a vibrant community of citizen conservationists

Planting oak seedlings

Pepperwood volunteers get to dig in and learn about our local ecology through fun experiential activities.

Try out activities like planting native habitats, building trails, and archiving collections. In the process, find yourself and some new friends in nature!

Not only is the preserve a large scale sanctuary for habitats, wildlife and
people, Pepperwood emphasizes hands on learning in a fantastic
outdoor lab at the top of several watersheds.
Bill Keene, General Manager,
Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
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