INSPIRING CONSERVATION THROUGH SCIENCE.

Upcoming Pepperwood Events

MAY 2016

06
FRIDAY
DISCOVER NATURE
Secrets of the Oak Woodlands
Science and Stories from the Forest

Join Kate Marianchild, author of Secrets of the Oak Woodlands: Plant and Animals among California’s Oaks, as she takes us on an exuberant romp through the oak woodlands, California’s most diverse and widespread ecosystem. We will crawl into wood rat houses, explore ponds and their secretive newts, and gaze at the sky through the third eye of a western fence lizard. In this illustrated lecture, Kate will share fascinating facts and stories from her recently published book. Books and close-focusing binoculars will be available for purchase (cash or check) and Kate will sign books following the lecture.

Friday, May 6, 2016
7pm lecture, open house starts at 6:30pm

Dwight Center
$10 suggested donation, students free
No reservations necessary
 
07
SATURDAY
Volunteer Workday
Volunteers are needed to assist with various outdoor projects related to the ecological restoration and management of the preserve. Projects may include invasive species removal, native seed collection, plant propagation, trail maintenance, building infrastructure and habitat restoration.

Volunteers are asked to dress in layers with sturdy shoes and a hat, and to bring a water bottle. Pepperwood will provide tools, work gloves and a delicious lunch!

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9am - 12pm
RSVP required to Preserve Technician Celeste Dodge, cdodge@pepperwoodpreserve.org
or 707-591-9310 ext 207.
 
14
SATURDAY
Public Hike
Join us for fun, exercise, and learning! Explore Pepperwood’s forests and grasslands as you learn about animals, plants, and the natural history of our 3,200 acre preserve.

This is a moderate to strenuous hike of 3-4 miles.
Hablamos Español!

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9am-1pm
Meet at the Dwight Center
FREE, donations appreciated
 
15
SUNDAY
Landscape Painting: Observation and Expression
Deepen your observational skills and express your responses to Pepperwood's verdant and blossoming spring landscape. Explore plein air painting with artist and Santa Rosa Junior College instructor Marsha Connell. Beginning painters will learn basics of working in the field. Experienced painters may expand their repertoire with elements of realism, impressionism, expressionism, and more, with support for finding their own voice. Demonstrations given in oil but students may use any media.

Marsha’s expressive and colorist paintings convey the spirit of place and invite a consideration of the inner landscape. A gifted educator, Marsha has taught through numerous venues including Sonoma State University, the California Arts Project, the Plein Rain Painters of Juneau, Alaska, and the Rush Studio in Taos, New Mexico and San Miguel Allende, Mexico.

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 9am-3pm
Meet at the Bechtel House
FEES: $45 per participant
($40 for members)
Ages 13 and up welcome
 
21
SATURDAY
Family Hike
Join our experienced trail leaders for these fun and informative hikes designed specifically for families with kids. We will explore Pepperwood’s unique habitats and stop frequently to touch, discover, and learn about the many amazing plants and animals that call them home. Backpacks are welcome, but no strollers please. All are welcome to stay and picnic after the hike.

This will be a moderate hike of 1-3 miles at a slow pace. Hablamos Español!

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10am-12pm
Meet at the Dwight Center
FREE, donations appreciated
All ages welcome

JUNE 2016

11
SATURDAY
Volunteer Workday
Volunteers are needed to assist with various outdoor projects related to the ecological restoration and management of the preserve. Projects may include invasive species removal, native seed collection, plant propagation, trail maintenance, building infrastructure and habitat restoration.

Volunteers are asked to dress in layers with sturdy shoes and a hat, and to bring a water bottle. Pepperwood will provide tools, work gloves and a delicious lunch!

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9am - 12pm
RSVP required to Preserve Technician Celeste Dodge, cdodge@pepperwoodpreserve.org
or 707-591-9310 ext 207.
 
13
MONDAY
Budding Biologists Day Camp
Week 1
Hike, discover, and create nature journals during our fun-filled day camp led by Pepperwood’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable environmental educators Nicole Barden and Jesse Robinson. With explorations of forests, meadows, and ponds, each day will feature a hands-on science activity, nature journaling, hiking, and exploring. Campers will learn interesting facts about local flora and fauna while having fun with campmates and learning to love the outdoors!

Monday through Friday, June 13-18, 2016
9am-3pm each day

Meet at the Dwight Center
FEES: $225 per participant
($200 for members)
Ages 7-12 welcome
 
20
MONDAY
Budding Biologists Day Camp
Week 2
Hike, discover, and create nature journals during our fun-filled day camp led by Pepperwood’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable environmental educators Nicole Barden and Jesse Robinson. With explorations of forests, meadows, and ponds, each day will feature a hands-on science activity, nature journaling, hiking, and exploring. Campers will learn interesting facts about local flora and fauna while having fun with campmates and learning to love the outdoors!

Monday through Friday, June 20-25, 2016
9am-3pm each day

Meet at the Dwight Center
FEES: $225 per participant
($200 for members)
Ages 7-12 welcome
My favorite part was when I held the millipede.
I loved the Pepperwood Preserve so much I want to go back!
3rd grader, Proctor Terrace Elementary
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