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Jul
19
Mon
Creek Camp at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for a week (or two!) of Creek camp exploration at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Traverse the headwaters of Sonoma Creek Watershed in this recreational and environmental education camp. Campers will spend the week as explorers, starting off the day with morning hikes on the park’s trails. As the day warms, we’ll stay close to water, exploring the creeks for insects and amphibians. Activities include investigating the properties of water, collecting and studying aquatic insects, learning about the wildlife and plants found in the park. Our camp days will also consist of plenty of games, hiking, and storytelling.

 

Creek Camp is run by Sonoma Ecology Center naturalist Jonny Ehlers. Jonny is a fourth-generation educator who began working with youth right out of high school in an after-school program in Sacramento. He later became an educator in West Sonoma County at a residential camp working with diverse populations and founded The Mycelium Project, an organization dedicated to helping kids and adults through hikes, and nature-based activities. 

 

*We look forward to joining together in person and engaging with youth once again, off-screen and in-nature. However, given the uncertainties of our public health guidelines, our camps will be continually evolving. We will abide but whatever our scientists and medical experts deem as safe for in-person meetings when the camps start this summer. At this time we are limiting the sign-ups for this camp to no more than 12 participants.

6/21 Creek Camp 8-12, 9-3pm

7/6  Creek Camp 8-12, 9-3pm 

7/19 Creek Camp 8-12, 9-3pm

7/26 Creek Camp 8-12, 9-3pm

Jul
24
Sat
Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sonoma Garden Park’s Harvest Market is open now throughout the growing season on Saturday’s from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Fresh produce, eggs from free range chickens, honey and olive oil are for sale. Master Gardeners are on hand most Saturdays to answer gardening questions. Shopping at the market supports local, sustainable agriculture.

Jul
26
Mon
Creek Camp at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for a week (or two!) of Creek camp exploration at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Traverse the headwaters of Sonoma Creek Watershed in this recreational and environmental education camp. Campers will spend the week as explorers, starting off the day with morning hikes on the park’s trails. As the day warms, we’ll stay close to water, exploring the creeks for insects and amphibians. Activities include investigating the properties of water, collecting and studying aquatic insects, learning about the wildlife and plants found in the park. Our camp days will also consist of plenty of games, hiking, and storytelling.

 

Creek Camp is run by Sonoma Ecology Center naturalist Jonny Ehlers. Jonny is a fourth-generation educator who began working with youth right out of high school in an after-school program in Sacramento. He later became an educator in West Sonoma County at a residential camp working with diverse populations and founded The Mycelium Project, an organization dedicated to helping kids and adults through hikes, and nature-based activities. 

 

*We look forward to joining together in person and engaging with youth once again, off-screen and in-nature. However, given the uncertainties of our public health guidelines, our camps will be continually evolving. We will abide but whatever our scientists and medical experts deem as safe for in-person meetings when the camps start this summer. At this time we are limiting the sign-ups for this camp to no more than 12 participants.

6/21 Creek Camp 8-12, 9-3pm

7/6  Creek Camp 8-12, 9-3pm 

7/19 Creek Camp 8-12, 9-3pm

7/26 Creek Camp 8-12, 9-3pm

Jul
31
Sat
Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sonoma Garden Park’s Harvest Market is open now throughout the growing season on Saturday’s from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Fresh produce, eggs from free range chickens, honey and olive oil are for sale. Master Gardeners are on hand most Saturdays to answer gardening questions. Shopping at the market supports local, sustainable agriculture.

Aug
7
Sat
Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sonoma Garden Park’s Harvest Market is open now throughout the growing season on Saturday’s from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Fresh produce, eggs from free range chickens, honey and olive oil are for sale. Master Gardeners are on hand most Saturdays to answer gardening questions. Shopping at the market supports local, sustainable agriculture.

Aug
14
Sat
Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sonoma Garden Park’s Harvest Market is open now throughout the growing season on Saturday’s from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Fresh produce, eggs from free range chickens, honey and olive oil are for sale. Master Gardeners are on hand most Saturdays to answer gardening questions. Shopping at the market supports local, sustainable agriculture.

Aug
21
Sat
Harvest Market @ Sonoma Garden Park
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sonoma Garden Park’s Harvest Market is open now throughout the growing season on Saturday’s from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Fresh produce, eggs from free range chickens, honey and olive oil are for sale. Master Gardeners are on hand most Saturdays to answer gardening questions. Shopping at the market supports local, sustainable agriculture.

Sep
17
Fri
HIGH COUNTRY Screening at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for a screening of HIGH COUNTRY by local filmmaker, Conor Hagen, at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, followed by a panel discussion with the director and Sonoma Ecology Center staff on on environmental conservation, equity, and sustainability in Sonoma Valley.

About HIGH COUNTRY:

Entrenched in nostalgia, HIGH COUNTRY tells a timeless American story of how a community of conscientious and forward-thinking young people, disguised as ski bums and hippies, happened upon a ramshackle mining town on the fringe of society and worked to conserve and protect it for years to come.

Hidden amidst the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains, Crested Butte, Colorado has always been a place defined by its people. During the 1960s and 70s, this lawless frontier town provided a hide-out, an escape, and ultimately a paradise for the wandering souls who stumbled upon it. Driven by stewardship over greed, this progressive group found themselves with a blank canvas of a town in which they would create a world of their own. Since that time, Crested Butte has continued to grapple with how best to walk the line between growth and conservation – a challenge faced by small towns across America today.

Crested Butte is a unique example of a place that, in the face of economic pressures, has managed to maintain its strong sense of character. The goal of this film is to share the story of one town, in the hopes of inspiring community amongst others.

It’s a film about how if you don’t take care of a place you risk losing it forever.

Watch the trailer.

Conor Hagen directed Sonoma Ecology Center’s short Fire Recovery Film. Watch it here.