Learn with a Naturalist: Get Curious in the Outdoors

Evidence of life and natural processes is everywhere when we're in the outdoors, and even in our urban and suburban everyday lives. But how do we really tune-in, learn more and make connections? What evidence of the natural world has piqued your interest? How do you begin to learn more about the objects you find:  feathers, eggs, seeds, cones, scat, tracks, bones, rocks, shells? Join us for an informal talk and conversation about how to more actively observe the natural objects you find, and discover resources to help you learn more about the plants and animals with whom we share our spaces.


Sabrina Hearst, Naturalist, Center for Environmental Inquiry, Sonoma State University and UC Certified California Naturalist


No previous experience or knowledge is required. Families, educators, and community members of all ages welcome.

Bring a natural item or two you have found and would like to share and know more about, as well your curiosity.

Zoom meeting details will be sent to you upon registration. If you have not used Zoom before, please allow time to download and install the application before the event. Please log-in a few minutes early, as it may take more than one attempt if servers are busy.

How to Sign Up

Register at the link below. Each participant should register separately. Registration is free.

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.

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Contact Name
Kerry Wininger
Date & Time Registration Link
Monday, September, 21, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm