Nearby Nature Sonoma County

Stay connected to nature and our parks as we all stay closer to home. 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 and Scavenger Hunts

Quests and scavenger hunts 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 Quests and Scavenger Hunts 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: City Nature Challenge Kicks Off!

We're live! Join us Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. and once a month at 2 p.m. in Spanish 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. Every session will include a live Q & A about what we share.


Facebook Live: Safety First: Dog Edition

We're live! Join us Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. and once a month at 2 p.m. in Spanish 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. Every session will include a live Q & A about what we share.


Wild Words Book Club

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.


Nature & Nosh—Noontime Webinars

Nature & Nosh—Noontime Webinars
Explore Sonoma County's environmental history or just learn some new fascinating nature facts. Grab your favorite burrito, pour yourself a refreshing drink and tune in as we have fun sharing all about your parks with fascinating live presentations! Registration is required for this free, virtual event.


Facebook Live: Qué Es un Corredor para Vida Silvestre? (en español)

We're live! Join us Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. and once a month at 2 p.m. in Spanish 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. Every session will include a live Q & A about what we share.


Facebook Live: What is a Wildlife Corridor?

We're live! Join us Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. and once a month at 2 p.m. in Spanish 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. Every session will include a live Q & A about what we share.


Nature & Nosh—Noontime Webinars

Nature & Nosh—Noontime Webinars
Explore Sonoma County's environmental history or just learn some new fascinating nature facts. Grab your favorite burrito, pour yourself a refreshing drink and tune in as we have fun sharing all about your parks with fascinating live presentations! Registration is required for this free, virtual event.


Facebook Live: Get Out Invaders!

We're live! Join us Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. and once a month at 2 p.m. in Spanish 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. Every session will include a live Q & A about what we share.


Facebook Live: Amazing Adaptations

We're live! Join us Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. and once a month at 2 p.m. in Spanish 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. Every session will include a live Q & A about what we share.

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