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  • Family rainy day hike

    Search for salamanders and find frogs with a naturalist from the Environmental Discovery Center. Jan. 20 hikes

  • Starfish

    Join us at Doran Beach to learn about the famous lifestyles of these unique and beautiful creatures. Jan. 27 nature talk

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Let's Go Explore a Redwood Neighborhood

Riverfront Regional Park
Redwood forests come alive in the winter! Meander through the redwood groves to learn about the tallest trees in the world. How have these giants adapted to survive? Who calls them home? Who are their neighbors? What can we do to ensure they thrive? Come find out during this interactive, bilingual (Spanish/English) family program. Wheelchair accessible.


Family Hikes

Spring Lake Regional Park - Environmental Discovery Center
Let’s search for salamanders and find frogs together! Join us the third Saturday of every month for family friendly hikes to learn about our local plants and animals, while participating in a citizen science project. Two hikes start on the hour at 1pm and 3pm.


Sea-Lebrities and Super Stars Coming to a Beach Near You

Doran Regional Park
In an underwater world, where the wind above blows cold, live an array of unique and beautiful creatures. Among the strange and fascinating, only one is a star…the sea star! Learn about the famous lifestyles of the sea-lebrities and the sea star at this family oriented nature talk.


Seaweed and Sea Vegetables: Who Eats What?

Stillwater Cove Regional Park
Hike half a mile through a redwood forest down to the water at low tide. Learn about the seaweeds that provide food for the ocean’s creatures. Learn to gather seaweed safely and responsibly, then stay after the hike for a taste of seaweed soup. 


Winging It Wednesdays

Cloverdale River Park
Can you identify the myriad of overwintering birds in Sonoma County? Enjoy leisurely bird walks for all levels of experience on the last Wednesday of every month. These outings are designed especially for older adults and their friends to enjoy nature and each other’s company. Wheelchair accessible.


Full Moon Sunset Hike

Laguna de Santa Rosa - Highway 12 Entrance
What natural wonder will call you outside this evening? The blue moonrise, scene of a winter sunset, and the soft diffused colors of twilight are an allure. Come on this 3 mile walk with a poem or story to share in hand that celebrates the beauty of nature.


P is for Parks:
Nature and Books Unite!

Cloverdale Library
Explore your parks and nature through books! Join us for bilingual songs, nature stories and nature themed crafts for children ages 3-5 and accompanying adults. Wheelchair accessible. Call (707) 565-7888 for information.


Nuestros Parques

Riverfront Regional Park
Join us for Nuestros Parques, Spanish-language nature hikes in the Sonoma County Regional Parks. A bilingual naturalist leads these free, family walks on the first Saturday of each month. On this hike, we'll learn about plants and animals and discover why time outdoors is good for our bodies and minds.


Senior Saunters

Cloverdale River Park
Do leisurely walks with friendly older adults who love the outdoors sound enticing? Stroll along some of the most accessible paved trails, while we explore seasonal signs of wildlife. Wheelchair accessible. Parking $7 or free for Regional Parks members. For more information, call (707) 565-2041.


Winter Surf's Up

Doran Regional Park - Cypress Day Use Area
Join an experienced surfer and lifeguard for this family friendly outing to get your stoke on, get familiar with the ocean and take your first steps to riding waves. Swimming experience is required along with a wetsuit and booties.

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