Comparte la Naturaleza con Niños (Share Nature with Kids)

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.

Leaders

Gabriela Arango and Elias Lopez (Crecer ConCiencia), Susie Viramontes (SSU student naturalist) and children of the Anderson Valley summer school program. 

Marine biologist Gabriela Arnago and entomologist Elias Lopez are founders and directors of Crecer Conciencia, a non profit that focuses on inspiring scientific curiosity for a better world through nature.

Details

In this Spanish-language adventure, families will explore ponds, creeks, forests and grasslands of the 3670-acre Galbreath Wildlands Preserve in Yorkville. If your children attended summer school in Anderson Valley, they visited this Preserve and can show you what they discovered. 

We will meet in the parking lot of the Yorkville Post Office and carpool to the Preserve. We will drive the rugged and beautiful preserve roads in 4-wheel drive vehicles and stop along the way to explore ponds, creeks, forests and grasslands. At each stop, we will hear from our spanish-speaking guides about ways to explore nature with children and hear from the children themselves about their experiences. We will gather to eat our lunches at a picnic area at the preserve before heading back to the Post Office.

Logistics

No previous experience or knowledge is required. This event is geared toward Spanish-speaking families with school-aged children. All minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. No strollers are permitted due to unpaved trails.

There will be a minimum of walking; most of the time we will be driving in four-wheel drive vehicles.

There is a porta-potty restroom at the Galbreath Preserve, but no drinking water.

We will meet at 9:30 A.M. in the parking lot of the Yorkville post office on Highway 128 between Cloverdale and Boonville. Please carpool; parking at the post office is limited.

You will be asked to sign a waiver upon your arrival. Pets and smoking are not permitted.

This is a rain or shine event. 

What to Bring

Please bring sun and insect protection, rain gear, a full water bottle with at least 1 liter capacity, a bag lunch, and shoes to hike in. Layered clothing and long pants are recommended.

How to Sign Up

See registration link below. Each participant should register separately.

This event is free of charge.

About the Center

Sonoma State University’s Center for Environmental Inquiry empowers university students to work with community members on the environmental challenges of the North Bay. Our mission is to create an engaged and environmentally ready society, one where all people have the skills to find solutions to the challenges facing our earth. SSU Preserves are open to everyone engaged in education or research. Reservations are required.

*NOTE -- ONCE APPROVED, THIS WILL ALL BE TRANSLATED INTO SPANISH FOR POSTING (ENGLISH WILL REMAIN IN THE TITLE ONLY)

Location
Galbreath Wildlands Preserve
Admission Fees
none
Contact Email
Contact Phone
650-996-8322
Contact Name
Margot Rawlins
DATES - TIMES - REGISTRATION
Date & Time Registration Link
Wednesday, November, 9, 2022, 9:30am to 1:00pm