Nearby Nature Sonoma County

Stay connected to nature and our parks. Though our beloved Regional Parks aren’t fully opened, there is nature all around us. We can still enjoy observing, learning, and connecting with each other. Enjoy virtual offerings designed to teach you something new, delight you, and even make you laugh.

Nearby Nature SoCo Webinars

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 live webinar series. All webinars are free, but registration is required. See the calendar of events below to register. If you missed any of our webinars, please use the links on our new Nearby Nature SoCo Webinars page to view them on our YouTube channel.

Quests

Quest are a great way to get the whole family involved in exploring the wonders of our parks. These downloadable explorations will lead you through a path of discovery as you notice, wonder, and discover the world around you. Visit our new Quests page to try one or all! 

Sonoma County Critters Coloring Pages

Hot off the presses and designed by our talented parks' staff, these beautiful, bilingual coloring pages feature native animals and provide fun educational tidbits in English and Spanish. Download and print at home. Follow our directions to color in accurately or be creative! New coloring pages will be posted once a week on our new Sonoma County Critters Coloring Pages page.

Craft Videos

Woodpecker maskFrom nature-themed crafts to trail exploration, Sonoma County Regional Parks' staff has produced an assortment of recreation-themed videos to engage you at times when you can’t be in the parks. See the collection on our YouTube channel, and check back frequently as the catalog expands.

#NearbyNatureSonomaCounty

What's swell where you dwell?  Whether you're looking out a window, sitting in your yard, or out for walk, nature is in our neighborhoods. Join community members in capturing photos of nature just outside our doors. Hashtag your photos #NearbyNatureSonomaCounty. We can't wait to see what you notice! Check out our Instagram and Facebook accounts for more information. 

Calendar of Events

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Facebook Live: Geology of the Coast

We’re going live! This summer, join us Thursdays for fun, short science spiels as we share a little about who and what make our parks home. Tune in, start a watch party, and have fun learning about our awesome parks.


Facebook Live: Sand Flea Circus - Macro Organisms at the Beach

We’re going live! This summer, join us Thursdays for fun, short science spiels as we share a little about who and what make our parks home. Tune in, start a watch party, and have fun learning about our awesome parks.


Facebook Live: Traveling the Globe -  Whale Migration

We’re going live! This summer, join us Thursdays for fun, short science spiels as we share a little about who and what make our parks home. Tune in, start a watch party, and have fun learning about our awesome parks.


Wild Words Book Club Webinar

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.


Facebook Live: Birding 101 - Watch, Listen, Observe

We’re going live! This summer, join us Thursdays for fun, short science spiels as we share a little about who and what make our parks home. Tune in, start a watch party, and have fun learning about our awesome parks.


Facebook Live: History of Riverfront

We’re going live! This summer, join us Thursdays for fun, short science spiels as we share a little about who and what make our parks home. Tune in, start a watch party, and have fun learning about our awesome parks.


Facebook Live: Riparian Habitats in our Parks

We’re going live! This summer, join us Thursdays for fun, short science spiels as we share a little about who and what make our parks home. Tune in, start a watch party, and have fun learning about our awesome parks.


Facebook Live: Flyway Friends - Birds and the Great Migration

We’re going live! This summer, join us Thursdays for fun, short science spiels as we share a little about who and what make our parks home. Tune in, start a watch party, and have fun learning about our awesome parks.

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