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Learn with a Naturalist: Storytelling in Nature

May 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Storytelling is perhaps the essence of human communication. It’s how we can breathe life and meaning into environmental facts and information. During this hour I will share some nature-based stories, explore how to be a more effective storyteller, and possibly guide us to jointly make a new story.

Leader: John Lynch, California Certified Naturalist and unabashed nature lover. John deeply believes that helping reconnect people of all ages to the natural world through the processes of esthetic appreciation, exploration, and inquiry is vital to healing our planetary ecosystem, our society, and ourselves. Currently he leads interpretive hikes at Bouverie and Fairfield Osborn Preserves (primarily with elementary school students) as well as hikes for all ages at Jack London, Trione-Annadel, and Sugarloaf State Parks.

No previous experience or knowledge is required. This event is recommended for ages 11 and up.

Before the event:  Take some time to remember your last walk in the woods. What happened, where did you go, what did you observe, what discoveries did you make, what made you curious, and did anything surprising happen? You now have a story to tell!

Zoom meeting details will be sent to you upon registration. If you have not used Zoom before, please allow time to download and install the application before the event. Please log-in a few minutes early, as it may take more than one attempt if servers are busy.

How to Sign Up
Register here. Each participant should register separately. Registration is free.

About the Center
Sonoma State University’s Center for Environmental Inquiry empowers university students to work with community members on the environmental challenges of the North Bay. Our mission is to create an engaged and environmentally ready society, one where all people have the skills to find solutions to the challenges facing our earth. SSU Preserves are open to everyone engaged in education or research. Reservations are required.



May 29, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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