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Volunteer at WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital

WildCare 76 Albert Park Lane, San Rafael, California

Do you love our local wild animals and birds, and want to help them thrive? WildCare, a full-service, open-admission wildlife hospital and nature education center in San Rafael, is now accepting a limited number of new hospital volunteers to work … Read more

2022 Ridge Trail Challenge

San Francisco Bay Area

The 2022 Ridge Trail Challenge is On! Challenge yourself to get out there and explore. Your reward? Miles of new adventures, inspiring views, and the chance to win exciting prizes. Join us! Our Mission is to plan, promote and sustain … Read more

Free

Sign Hill Stewards: Habitat Restoration

Sign Hill Parking Lot 964 Ridgeview Ct, South San Francisco, CA

Restore habitat with the South San Francisco Parks & Recreation Department on Sign Hill. Many rare plant and animal species live on Sign Hill’s native grasslands, including the endangered mission blue butterfly. Help to conserve and restore their habitat by … Read more

Free

Indoor, Living Botanical Exhibition: From East to Zest

Sonoma Botanical Garden 12841 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen

Enjoy a big squeeze of color this winter as Sonoma Botanical Garden transforms its greenhouse into a cornucopia of living citrus trees in fruit. The Garden kicks off its brand-new special exhibition program with a first-time indoor botanical display, From … Read more

Free – $12

From East to Zest

Sonoma Botanical Garden 12841 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen

Open normal Garden hours, 9am-4pm daily. Closed Tuesdays and some holidays. FREE with Garden admission The Garden's first indoor botanical exhibition invites visitors to explore citrus' colorful journey across the globe. Enjoy a big squeeze of color this winter as … Read more

Free

Holidays at Filoli – Let Inspiration Glow

Filoli Historic House & Garden 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA

Filoli is a vibrant landscape of the Bay Area situated on the unceded ancestral lands of the Ramaytush Ohlone. Today, this estate serves as a community cultural center and announces its full program of holiday festivities for the 2022 season. … Read more

$21.60

Bodies of Water Exhibit

Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery 11 Cowell Service Rd, Santa Cruz, CA

Art and Science Collide to Explore the Unseen World of Plankton Ceramic artist Jenni Ward and ocean scientist Ari Friedlaender collaborated with curator Tauna Coulson to create Bodies of Water. This gallery exhibition aims to highlight the unseen world of plankton, … Read more

Free

People of Color: Walks & Talks – Point Pinole

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline 5551 Giant Highway, Richmond, CA

What do dynamite, steel, and birds have in common? They all converge together at Point Pinole! Take a brisk mid-afternoon winter walk with Naturalists Melissa and Paula and learn some local and natural history. The program will be bilingual in … Read more

Free

Madrone Audubon Society Outing: Laguna de Santa Rosa

Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation 900 Sanford Rd., Santa Rosa, CA

The Sonoma County Chapter of the National Audubon Society was established in 1967 as a non-profit organization promoting education, enjoyment, and protection of the natural world, especially birds.   Meet in the parking lot off Hwy #12. Be prepared for … Read more

Free
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Tours of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area 45211 Co Rd 32B, Davis, CA

Guided in-person tours of local wetlands: Yolo Basin Foundation offers monthly tours of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area and the City of Davis Wetlands. The tours are appropriate for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts and birders. These are driving tours on … Read more

Free

Slimes, Salamanders and Mushrooms, Oh my!

Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve 4289 Casa Loma Road, Morgan Hill

Join this exploratory walk to search for sodden denizens of our open spaces! You will be on the lookout for ephemeral critters that come out with our winter rains, including fungi, slime molds, and salamanders! The program includes a short … Read more

Free

Oh No, Not Gulls!

Red Barn Classroom at Bear Valley Visitors Center Highway 1 At Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

All birders have experienced that feeling of overwhelming frustration when trying to identify gulls. But this does not have to be the case. In this class, you will focus on developing a system for approaching gull identification in an enjoyable … Read more

$70 – $80

Addressing Climate Distress: Moving Through Emotions Towards Action

Online Zoom

Climate distress is a valid response to our changing world. It can appear in many ways, including fear, grief, anger, helplessness, sadness, and numbness. This workshop will help us better understand the nervous system’s response to these changes and provide … Read more

Free

Addressing Climate Distress: Moving Through Emotions Towards Action

Online Zoom

Climate distress is a valid response to our changing world. It can appear in many ways, including fear, grief, anger, helplessness, sadness, and numbness. This workshop will help us better understand the nervous system’s response to these changes and provide … Read more

Free

Grow Your Own Food

Garden for the Environment 1590 7th Ave, San Francisco, CA

In this engaging and in-person workshop, learn to tend to your garden in the cold months, prevent weeds, and harvest herbs for wintertime gifts and to take full advantage of the unique gardening climate in San Francisco, where you can grow … Read more

$25 – $50

Hike: Introduction to Lichens

Dwight Center for Conservation Science 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road, Santa Rosa, CA

Perhaps you have seen colorful, bushy, leafy, or scaly lichens clinging to oak trees or covering rocks. Lichens are all around us, and they have fascinating stories to tell! These incredible organisms are diverse, highly adaptable, and play important roles … Read more

$30 – $35
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Christmas in Coloma

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park Back St., Coloma, CA

Join for old-fashioned Christmas fun - live music, warming fires, wreath making, gift vendors, historic house tour, wagon rides, crafts and games for the whole family, and more. $10 per vehicle day use fee applies. History House Tour $5 per … Read more

$10

Cultivating Queer And Trans Community

Crane Creek Regional Park 5000 Pressley Road, Rohnert Park, CA

Enjoy the parks while building community and learning about nature. This space is provided for intergenerational LGBTQ2IA+ people to come together and explore the natural world and themselves, while building relationships of support and encouragement, with a focus on physical, … Read more

Free

Healing in Nature: Picchetti Ranch with Green Foothills

Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve

Join Green Foothills and local healers for an introduction to the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, also known as forest bathing, at Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve. (No water is involved; we will metaphorically bathe in the forest atmosphere.) This practice … Read more

Free

Calabazas Backcountry Hike

Calabazas Creek Regional Park and Preserve Glen Ellen, CA

Are you interested in hiking and seeing beautiful views in our newest parks? You will learn the human and natural history of the area and property. This 5-hour strenuous backcountry hike explores the far reaches of some of our newest … Read more

Free

Madrone Audubon Society Outing: Tolay Lake Regional Park

Tolay Lake Regional Park 5869 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma, CA

The Sonoma County Chapter of the National Audubon Society was established in 1967 as a non-profit organization promoting education, enjoyment, and protection of the natural world, especially birds. You'll walk and look for raptors and other wildlife. From the north, head … Read more

Free

Peaceful Cemetery Marsh

Rush Creek Open Space Binford Rd, Novato, CA

Cemetery Marsh, a beautiful and peaceful spot in the Rush Creek Open Space Preserve, is one of the best birding locations in Marin County. Thousands of shorebirds and waterfowl gather in this area each fall and winter. This is easy … Read more

Free
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Christmas in Coloma

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park Back St., Coloma, CA

Join for old-fashioned Christmas fun - live music, warming fires, wreath making, gift vendors, historic house tour, wagon rides, crafts and games for the whole family, and more. $10 per vehicle day use fee applies. History House Tour $5 per … Read more

$10

Scenic Aerobic Hike

St. Josephs Hill Open Space Preserve

Join Docent Naturalists Mary Brunkhorst, Fran Keeler, Lindsay Joye, and Inga Buyse for a moderately-paced, exercise-focused hike (appr. 6 miles) to observe beautiful scenery. Scenic Aerobic hikes are offered at different preserves every second Wednesday. The route of each hike … Read more

Free

Bear Creek Redwoods – Habitat Restoration

Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve Lexington Hills,, CA

Join Midpen staff for a fun workday of removing invasive French broom on the new trail in a closed area at Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve. Staff will provide training on plant identification, removal techniques, and information about why … Read more

Free