Calendar & Events

A group stands in a grassland listening to an instructor
10:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Families hike into the distance in a grassland at Osborn Preserve

Natural History Hikes

10:00am to 2:00pm
Fairfield Osborn Preserve

Take advantage of the healing powers of nature while exploring diverse ecosystems on Sonoma Mountain. SSU Naturalists will lead you on a tour of this university education and research site, and give you insights into the ways we can work together to restore regional landscapes.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

harvested acorns on the forest floor

Power of the Acorn

9:00am to 1:00pm
Galbreath Wildlands Preserve


Native people honor oak woodlands as one of the world’s most life sustaining landscapes. Come walk through the woods of Galbreath Preserve from a Native Pomo perspective, reconnecting to its power and grandeur. We will learn the time-honored skill of sustainable acorn-collecting, and gain insight into oak propagation to help rebuild our forests.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Leader TreeGirl and a colleague smile at the camera while embracing a tree

Forest Ecotherapy

1:30pm to 5:30pm
Fairfield Osborn Preserve

Ever wished for a less stressful, more fulfilling life without being tethered to distracting technology? Join TreeGirl as we spend a day of re-enchantment engaging in multi-sensory experiences and simple ceremony to reconnect with the wisdom of forest. Learn skills to leave techno-stress behind and rebond with nature for health and well-being.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Children search for insects and amphibians in the creek at Galbreath Preserve

Comparte la Naturaleza con Niños (Share Nature with Kids)

9:30am to 1:00pm
Galbreath Wildlands Preserve

Let Anderson Valley summer school students introduce you to the ponds, creeks, forests and grasslands of the Galbreath Preserve on this Spanish-language family adventure. Our expert guides will encourage children to explore and teach you how to foster your child's natural love of science and the environment.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Turkey tail mushrooms on a moss-covered log

Osborn Mushroom Blitz

10:00am to 2:00pm
Fairfield Osborn Preserve

Wild mushrooms are indicators of soil and air quality, and support plant growth and communication. Join us for the 3rd annual mushroom blitz, traversing the Osborn Preserve collecting as many fungal species as we can find. As you build your identification and sustainable harvesting skills, you will add to the Center's research databases.  

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Leader Jesica Rodriguez breaks open the root of a soap plant

Etnobotánica en Español (Ethnobotany in Spanish)

9:00am to 1:00pm
Fairfield Osborn Preserve

Chanterelle mushrooms with acorns and scattered leaves on moss

Galbreath Mushroom Blitz

10:00am to 3:00pm
Galbreath Wildlands Preserve

Mushrooms in the wild are indicators of soil and air quality, and support plant growth and communication. For the third consecutive year, students and the community will comb the hills of Galbreath Preserve to collect as many fungal species as possible. Build identification and sustainable harvesting skills while adding to our research database.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Children at last year's event look up a bird they observed in the field guide

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

9:30am to 2:00pm
Fairfield Osborn Preserve