Nearby Nature SoCo Webinars

June 9, 2020 from 3:00 3:30 PM

Ever wonder what those cute little flowers are growing in between the cracks in the pavement? Want to learn to cook a backyard snack? What about learning the intriguing cultural history of some of our favorite Regional Parks? Join parks staff for this exciting new live, online webinar series. All webinars are free but registration is required. Sign up below.

Ugly Critter Countdown
Tuesday, May 19, 3-3:30 p.m.

Sonoma county is known for having a wide range of fascinating flora and fauna, but often our ugly critters are overlooked. Join us for a countdown of our ugliest critters,while sharing some laughs, and even learning about their importance to our ecosystem. You will never look at a turkey the same!


Sonoma Coast Tidepools 
Friday, May 22, 3-3:30 p.m.

Do you enjoy learning about the interesting and unique creatures that live along our rocky shore?  Join a Regional Parks naturalist as you discover how the Sonoma Coast is full of amazing plant and animal species.  Learn how the natural history of these species has allowed them to live in an ever-changing, challenging habitat that continues to inspire our lives daily.


Rock Out! Mining and our Parks
Tuesday, May 26, 3-3:30 p.m.

Join us virtually to learn about the region’s mining history and Sonoma County’s participation in the boom and bust mining practices that occurred across the state. Sonoma County was home to many quarries that helped shape the landscapes of local public lands and contributed to the building of California both before and after the 1906 earthquake.


Fire Ecology Friday
Friday, May 29, 3-3:30 p.m.

How do California's landscapes adjust and adapt to fire?  Come see how plants and animals survive after a fire sweeps through.  You will learn about the role of fire in California and how human communities can change and adapt to fire.  


Stories of Gualala Point Regional Park
Tuesday, June 2, 3-3:30 p.m.

Join us for an informative afternoon of exploring Sonoma County’s most northern county park, Gualala Point Regional Park. This beautiful park borders the majestic Gualala River. The bountiful Gualala River continues to be a major source of outdoor recreation and plays a key role ecologically and economically for the surrounding communities. Find out what other geological, cultural and political forces have shaped Gualala Point Regional Park and its surrounding landscapes. 


Wild Words Book Club Friday
Friday, June 5, 3-3:30 p.m.

Sonoma County Regional Parks invites you to join us for Wild Words Book Club. Cozy up with a good book as we explore the magical world of nature through literature. The book club will meet virtually once a month to come together and discuss the reading. The first book we will enjoy is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.


Stories of Laguna de Santa Rosa
Tuesday, June 9, 3-3:30 p.m.

Sonoma County Regional Parks and The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation come together to give you a glimpse of the morphing cultural land uses that have taken place at the Laguna de Santa Rosa. This 254 square mile watershed is pivotal to various neighboring habitats, humans and the flora and fauna of our county. Join us for this informative webinar to explore the changes and revitalization of this amazing watershed.