Storytelling is humanity’s oldest art form, likely originating before the cave paintings of the Stone Age. This summer we introduce “Sugarloaf Perspectives”, a storytelling series that brings new voices and people to the park while teaching about the natural environment. Every other Saturday, instead of our regular family campfire, we will have a Perspective.
On 6/25, world-renowned multi-disciplinary artist Bernie Krause will present how sound became his life-long pursuit, and how it applies to conservation.
On 7/9, Dr. Dan Levitis will delight us with an unusual story, even for a biologist: have you ever been barfed on by a condor?
On 7/23, we’ll learn about the secret lives of Alma and Arsel, leaders of the Senderos Naturales program.
On 8/6, Megan Walla-Murphy re-introduces bear culture to Sonoma County.
On 8/20, we welcome Desi Harp, member of the Onasáti tribe (mistakenly called “guapo” by the Spanish and “wappo” by Anglo-American settlers) to regale us with song, dance, and the story of creation.
On 9/3 we are left gasping from laughter induced by SEC’s Educator Jonny Ehlers, and finally, on 9/10, Sonoma Ecology Center’s ED Richard Dale and Park Manager John Roney relate how a partnership between non-profits, community, and government led to today’s operation of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.
Tickets are $20. Meet at the amphitheater. We invite you to show up earlier than 7pm for a self-guided nature walk or picnic prior to the event. Parking fees apply.