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

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival – Virtual!

Pepperwood is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the acclaimed Wild & Scenic Film Festival this year, as a live virtual event! We invite you to spend the evening with us from the comfort of your home, for … Read more

$35

Mushrooms of Northern California

The winter is a great time to get acquainted with fascinating fungi that are typically unseen the rest of the year. With the rainy season moisture, vital networks of fungal mycelium hiding under our feet and in fallen logs put … Read more

$10

UC Climate Stewards – Certification Course

Pepperwood Preserve 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road , Santa Rosa, CA

Saturdays, January 9 through March 13, 2021 9:00am – 11:00am – ONLINE class 9:00am -2:00pm – In-person field trips $350 per person, $315 for Pepperwood members Ages 18 and up welcome Pepperwood is excited to offer a brand-new certification course, … Read more

$350

Insights into Pomo and Wappo Basketry

Online event CA

Join Clint McKay, Pepperwood’s Indigenous Education Coordinator as he takes us on a journey exploring native Pomo and Wappo basketry. Clint will share the sustainable gathering practices and preparation techniques for the plants and materials used to create these special … Read more

In-Person: Field Exploration – Intro to Lichens, AM session

Dwight Center, Pepperwood Preserve 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

In-Person: Field Exploration – Intro to Lichens, PM Session

Dwight Center, Pepperwood Preserve 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

In-Person: Field Exploration – Nature Journaling

Dwight Center, Pepperwood Preserve Pepperwood Preserve Road, Santa Rosa, CA

Do you want to experience nature with fresh eyes? Would you like to develop a practice to notice, understand, and remember more of the vibrant world around you? During this fun field exploration, instructor Marley Peifer will teach you the … Read more

$30 – $35

In-Person: Field Exploration – Springtime Birding

Dwight Center, Pepperwood Preserve Pepperwood Preserve Road, Santa Rosa, CA

Early mornings are for the birds, especially in the springtime! Join avid birder and Pepperwood Environmental Educator, Nicole Barden, for a sensational morning of looking and listening for the many birds who grace us with their song and beauty each … Read more

$30 – $35

In-Person: Field Exploration – Springtime Birding

Dwight Center, Pepperwood Preserve Pepperwood Preserve Road, Santa Rosa, CA

Early mornings are for the birds, especially in the springtime! Join avid birder and Pepperwood Environmental Educator, Nicole Barden, for a sensational morning of looking and listening for the many birds who grace us with their song and beauty each … Read more

$30 – $35

Soundscapes to Landscapes – Audio Bird Monitoring

$10 suggested donation (Free for Friends of Pepperwood) Ages 13 and up welcome (under 13 welcome with adult supervision) VIRTUAL – meet on Zoom The earth’s biodiversity and associated ecosystem services are in a severe state of decline due to … Read more

Free

Being with Bears: North Bay Bear Collaborative

FREE (donations welcome) Ages 13 and up welcome (under 13 welcome with adult supervision) VIRTUAL – meet on Zoom The North Bay and California have a long ecological and cultural relationship with bears. But due to grizzly extirpation, urbanization and … Read more

Free

Our Wild Neighbors: The Practice of Animal Tracking

Pepperwood Preserve 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road , Santa Rosa, CA

Ever wonder what takes place in the wilderness when we are not looking? Come explore the fascinating lives of animals at Pepperwood with local wildlife ecologist Meghan Walla-Murphy and Pepperwood’s Wildlife Specialist Steven Hammerich, with this immersive class! If we … Read more

$35 – $45

Spring EcoTherapy Retreat

Pepperwood Preserve 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road , Santa Rosa, CA

In our modern lives, we process more information in a single day than our ancestors may have encountered over the course of years, or even a lifetime. Much of our relating comes through technology, and at this busy pace we … Read more

$220 – $260

Exploring the Mysteries of Moths

Pepperwood Preserve 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road , Santa Rosa, CA

For many people, the occasional moth in our light fixture or clothing storage is the closest acquaintance we may have among these incredible insects. This special evening program will open our eyes to the often-nocturnal world of moths, and unravel … Read more

$25 – $30

Discover Nature Lecture: Living with Lions

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

In California, mountain lions are at the top of the food chain and play critical roles in the maintenance and functioning of our natural ecosystems. However, mountain lions live a fragile existence as more of us choose to live and … Read more

Free

Homemade Herbal Gifts – Crafting Botanical Oils, Salves, and More

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

Have you ever wanted to make your own lip balm or herbal salve? Come learn how to make these and the herbal-infused oils that form the basis for everything from bath oil, to hand cream, and muscle balm. You will … Read more

$35 – $40

Wild & Scenic Film Festival – On Tour!

Online

Pepperwood is hosting its 3rd annual acclaimed Wild & Scenic Film Festival and is thrilled to invite you to join from the comfort of your home. Experience an inspiring collection of short films which explore some of our environment’s most … Read more

$10 – $15

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