Find nature and conservation events happening around the greater San Francisco Bay Area! 

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Great Backyard Bird Count: Q&A Webinar

Online

Get Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count! Looking for a great way to celebrate and support birds with a global community? Look no further than the Great Backyard Bird Count. This annual, four-day bird counting event is right around … Read more

Free

Book Talk: The Lichen Museum with Laurie Palmer

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

Gather at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History to hear a radical proposal for how a tiny organism can transform our understanding of human relations. Laurie Palmer’s forthcoming book, The Lichen Museum, explores how the physiological characteristics of lichens … Read more

Free

Language of the Land: Chileno Valley Newt Brigade

Online

Join members of the Chileno Valley Newt Brigade to learn about this local volunteer group that is dedicated to helping the California Newts safely reach their breeding grounds. From December through March each year, thousands of slow-moving newts are at … Read more

Free

A Refuge Revealed – Past, Present, & Future

Online

Join docent Larry Rosenblum for a presentation about the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Learn why the Refuge is here, who benefits today from the refuge, and what the future will bring! We will also take you … Read more

Free

U.C. California Naturalist Certification Winter & Spring 2023

Online Zoom

Stewards is pleased to host the UC California Naturalist Certification Program. This 9 week, 50+ hour class will introduce you to the wonders of the Sonoma Coast and engage you in the stewardship of California’s natural communities. Through the University … Read more

$570.

U.C. California Naturalist Certification Winter & Spring 2023: In Person

Armstrong Redwoods 17000 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA

Stewards is pleased to host the UC California Naturalist Certification Program. This 9 week, 50+ hour class will introduce you to the wonders the Sonoma Coast and engage you in the stewardship of California’s natural communities. Through the University of … Read more

$570.00

Great Backyard Bird Count

San Francisco Bay Area

Do Have 15 minutes to spare for the birds? Join the 26th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Bird and nature lovers everywhere, of all skill levels and all abilities, unite in the effort to tally as many of the … Read more

Free

North Marin Ridge Run

Samuel P. Taylor Park 8889 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Lagunitas, CA

The North Marin Ridge Run (10K, 25K, 50K, or 20Mi) will take you through Samuel P. Taylor State Park, White Hill Open Space, and Lucas Valley Open Space where epic views of deep canyons and wooded ridge lines await. This … Read more

$40 – $100
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Senderos: Excursiones

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA

¡Nuestro programa de excursiones para fomentar la aptitud física está de regreso! Los líderes le guiarán en una series de ocho caminatas semanales para excursionistas principiantes. Cada excursión aumentará en dificultad o duración. A menos a que sea mencionado, todas … Read more

Free – $30

Teens on Trails: Cotoni-Coast Dairies

Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument 25 Swanton Road, Davenport, CA

February is Teens on Trails Month! Middle and high school students are invited to join these youth-oriented trail events across the county and are involved in the magic of trail stewardship. Students will learn about native species and ecological functions, … Read more

Free

Tidepool Volunteer Training and Field Visit

Campbell Cove Beach Westshore Rd, Bodega Bay, California

The tidepools on the Sonoma Coast State Park beaches are teeming with multitudes of flora and fauna. From virtually invisible colonies of aggregating anemones to sea stars tucked under kelp, there are fragile intertidal creatures everywhere. Tidepool education volunteers teach … Read more

Free

A Virtual Outing: Into the Greenbelt – Flowers and Trees

Online

It may be cold and damp outside this month, but spring is right around the corner! Join this virtual outing to learn interesting tidbits about some of the flora you'll see at our in-person outings in the coming months. There will … Read more

Free
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Park Rx: Yoga Hike

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA

Enjoy your yoga experience in the beautiful setting of our park! Susan Topf’s Yoga Hike balances a mix of easy hiking and gentle yoga postures, breath work and guided meditation, no mat necessary. The route varies on weather conditions and … Read more

Free – $30

Early Spring Wildflowers & Plant Uses

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA

Join Certified California Naturalist John Lynch on a guided nature walk (3 miles, 2.5 hours) from the creekside to the hillside and back through the meadow. You will take your time with frequent stops to enjoy and identify the wildflowers, talk … Read more

$7.5 – $15
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Summit Loop: San Bruno Mountain State & County Park

San Bruno Mountain State & County Park 555 Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, Brisbane, CA

Join this guided 4-mile hike of the Summit Loop trail of San Bruno Mountain State & County Park! The hike will be led by Paul Bouscal. Paul is a former board member of San Bruno Mountain Watch, a former board … Read more

Free
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Wayne Roderick Lectures

Regional Parks Botanic Garden Wildcat Canyon Road at South Park Drive, Berkeley, CA

Wayne Roderick Lecture Series Begins Saturday, January 14, 2023. The first Wayne Roderick Lecture will be held on Saturday morning at 10:30 AM on January 14th, 2023 on Zoom. Botanic Garden Director Bart O’Brien will be speaking on elements of … Read more

Free

Scavenger Hunt Hike

Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd, Fremont, CA

Use your powers of observation to find natural and seasonal treasures on the trail. Find them all and earn a special prize! This is a drop-in program; no registration is required.

Free

Stories Of The Land – Crane Creek

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

Who lived here before us? What influences have past practices had on our current landscapes? Culture is alive, thriving and ever changing. Join this talk that examine the people and personalities of Sonoma County, their stories and how their lives … Read more

Free

Family Hike

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA

Come to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park for a peaceful hike through the woods! Join our Docents on this fun all-ages family hike. During this approximately 2-mile hike with up to 400-ft elevation gain, you will learn about Sugarloaf, its plants, … Read more

Free
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Seniors Hikes for Health 2023

San Francisco Bay Area

The Seniors Hike for Health program is free and held on every 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10 AM-1 PM. Hikes are 2-3 miles long and range from easy to moderate. Naturalist-led hikes are designed for seniors age 55+ to … Read more

Free

Webinar: Gardening with Native Plants

Online

Inspired to plant natives in your garden but overwhelmed by all the choices? Wondering how to water, how to prune? In this talk, you will be presented with simple steps to select and arrange native plants. You'll also discuss basic maintenance … Read more

Free

Fighting for Survival, Fighting on Arrival: The Buffalo Soldiers

Online

In the face of injustice, African Americans in the United States have continually resisted racial discrimination in several fields including the military. Join Golden Gate National Recreation Area Park Rangers Adrian, Cristina, and Sherry as they explore the history of … Read more

Free

Outing: Madrone Audubon Society, Sonoma County

Helen Putnam Regional Park 411 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA

The Madrone Audubon Society, Inc., a Sonoma County Chapter of the National Audubon Society is a non-profit organization that promotes public education, enjoyment, study, and protection of the natural world, especially birds. The field trips are free, open to the … Read more

Free

Guided Virtual Hike: Pole Mountain

Online

Join Sonoma Land Trust staff for a guided virtual nature experience of Pole Mountain, the highest point on the Sonoma Coast. You’ll enjoy a brilliant display of imagery as we guide you through the landscape on this 10-mile journey. Over … Read more

Free
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Senderos: Excursiones

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA

¡Nuestro programa de excursiones para fomentar la aptitud física está de regreso! Los líderes le guiarán en una series de ocho caminatas semanales para excursionistas principiantes. Cada excursión aumentará en dificultad o duración. A menos a que sea mencionado, todas … Read more

Free – $30