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Sunday, April 23, 2017Educational

Spring Birding in the Laguna Bird Watching Adventures with L


Spring Birding in the Laguna
Bird Watching Adventures with Lisa Hug
Sundays, March 26, April 23, and May 21, 8:30am-1:00pm
Meet at Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
$45 per class. Pre-registration required: www.lagunafoundation.org
Geared towards adults and older teens.
 

In this birding series, we will celebrate Spring by exploring a different non-publicly accessible corner of the Laguna each month. In March we will enjoy the wide variety of waterfowl that utilizes the deep channels of the Laguna that the winter rains have brought. During the months of April and May the resident songbirds will awaken and the colorful migrants will arrive from Central America with their vibrant songs. There will be a short PowerPoint orientation the first session. Bring binoculars, (spotting scope optional), a field guide, comfortable walking shoes, layered clothing, water and a packed lunch or snacks. We will end each session with a group lunch and make a list of the species which we encountered.

Lisa Hug originally came to California from the Midwest in 1986. She was very involved with Point Reyes Bird Observatory and eventually became a contract biologist and freelance naturalist in the mid-1990s. She has been teaching for the College of Marin, Petaluma Adult School and Point Reyes Field Institute for over a decade. She was president of Redwood Region Ornithological Society for two years and received the Martha Bentley and Ernestine Smith Award For the Dedication to Wildlife Conservation Education in 2009. She is currently a regional coordinator for the Sonoma County Breeding Bird Atlas and she just finished editing the new Birds Checklist for the Laguna de Santa Rosa which can be bought through the Laguna Foundation Store.


For more information, visit www.lagunafoundation.org  
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org


When:
Sunday, April 23, 2017 8:30 AM thru 03:30 PM
Where:

Meet at Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Thursday, April 27, 2017Educational

Reimagining Nature: The Development of Ecological Consciousn


Reimagining Nature: The Development of Ecological Consciousness in the U.S. Presentation with Dr. John Smihula
Thursday, April 27, 7:00-8:30pm
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
$10 (non-refundable).  Pre-registration required: www.lagunafoundation.org


"What is the future of environmentalism?” is an urgent question today—and we will address it, as we must. But our focus will be on the past of environmentalism. It did not originate with the founding of the nation, nor did it suddenly burst on the scene with the first Earth Day in 1970; rather, it developed, despite formidable obstacles, as a movement and moral imperative, over time, beginning in the early 19th century and reaching its zenith with the mass of environmental and consumer protection legislation passed in the 1960s and ‘70s. Thus this talk tries to explain, ecologically, why we are where we are. Accordingly, we will contextualize American environmentalism, and its successes and failures, cross-culturally and internationally by considering European antecedents, Native American traditions, and the biocentric perspective of Eastern philosophy. The talk will feature art, poetry, music, a clip from a classic Western film, and a special guest appearance by Godzilla.

John Smihula has a Ph.D. in English Literature and taught literature, film, composition, ESL, and humanities for twenty years at several institutions, primarily the University of Nevada, Reno. A central interest has been ecocriticism and environmental literature, particularly the writings of Henry David Thoreau, Edward Abbey, and Gary Snyder. Dr. Smihula has also worked as a counselor to at-risk youth and to adults in the mental health system in New York and San Francisco, co-shot an ethnological documentary on art and ritual in Melanesia, and produced and directed an award-winning political documentary about the School of the Americas and U.S. foreign policy in Latin America.


For more information, visit www.lagunafoundation.org   
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org


When:
Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:00 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Thursday, April 27, 2017Educational

The Development of Ecological Consciousness in the U.S.


Reimagining Nature: The Development of Ecological Consciousness in the U.S. Presentation with Dr. John Smihula
Thursday, April 27, 7:00-8:30pm
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
$10 (non-refundable).  Pre-registration required: www.lagunafoundation.org


"What is the future of environmentalism?” is an urgent question today—and we will address it, as we must. But our focus will be on the past of environmentalism. It did not originate with the founding of the nation, nor did it suddenly burst on the scene with the first Earth Day in 1970; rather, it developed, despite formidable obstacles, as a movement and moral imperative, over time, beginning in the early 19th century and reaching its zenith with the mass of environmental and consumer protection legislation passed in the 1960s and ‘70s. Thus this talk tries to explain, ecologically, why we are where we are. Accordingly, we will contextualize American environmentalism, and its successes and failures, cross-culturally and internationally by considering European antecedents, Native American traditions, and the biocentric perspective of Eastern philosophy. The talk will feature art, poetry, music, a clip from a classic Western film, and a special guest appearance by Godzilla.

John Smihula has a Ph.D. in English Literature and taught literature, film, composition, ESL, and humanities for twenty years at several institutions, primarily the University of Nevada, Reno. A central interest has been ecocriticism and environmental literature, particularly the writings of Henry David Thoreau, Edward Abbey, and Gary Snyder. Dr. Smihula has also worked as a counselor to at-risk youth and to adults in the mental health system in New York and San Francisco, co-shot an ethnological documentary on art and ritual in Melanesia, and produced and directed an award-winning political documentary about the School of the Americas and U.S. foreign policy in Latin America.


For more information, visit www.lagunafoundation.org   
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org


When:
Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:00 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Saturday, April 29, 2017Kids & Families

Celebrate Day of the Child/Dia Del Niño with Fun, Family-Fri


Celebrate Day of the Child/Dia Del Niño with
Fun, Family-Friendly Outdoor Experiences at the Laguna!
Saturday, April 29, 2017 11am-3pm
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Free! No reservations necessary. For more information: www.lagunafoundation.org

Bring the whole family for fun, hands-on activities about wetlands and the plants and animals of the Laguna watershed. Join us for pond water explorations, bird watching, field journaling, weaving with plant fibers, nature games and crawling through a living willow tree tunnel in the nature playground! Picnic tables available.

This event is sponsored by SEEC, the Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative. Twelve wonderful sites around Sonoma County will be open for families to get outside and enjoy nature together. Visit the SEEC website to see all the special sites and organizations participating around the county. 

End the day with a free concert by the amazing Zun Zun at the Roseland Village Neighborhood Center from 4pm to 5:30pm. 
The goal of SEEC’s Day of the Child/ Dia Del NiÑo event is to connect all of community’s diverse local families with the vast outdoor recreation and education opportunities of our great County. Our area has so much to offer, we hope this day will expose folks to new areas to explore. It will be a fabulous day to have fun with your kids and get outside!
 
For more information, see www.lagunafoundation.org
Or contact Christine Fontaine, Director of Education Programs, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 102, christine@lagunafoundation.org


When:
Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:00 AM thru 03:00 PM
Where:
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Volunteer Orientation with West Sonoma County Health Centers

Volunteer Orientation with West Sonoma County Health Centers
  Volunteer with West County Health Centers. Opportunities include health center hosts, community outreach (homeless outreach, food pantries and education), administrative support, and event support. Get involved with your community today. Please contact Rebecca with any questions.

When:
Thursday, May 11, 2017 3:00 PM thru 05:00 PM
Where:
 

West County Health Centers Administration Conference Room

14045 Mills Street

Guerneville, CA 95446 

For More Info:
Rebecca Howell
707-823-3204 Ext. 6453
rhowell@wchealth.org
wchealth.org

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Friday, May 19, 2017Educational

Spring Fling: A Hike and Picnic in the Wilds of the Laguna!

Spring Fling: A Hike and Picnic in the Wilds of the Laguna! 
Laguna de Santa Rosa - Past, Present, and Future
Natural History Talk and Walk with Denise Cadman 
Friday, May 19, 5:30-8:30pm
Beginning at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Suitable for all ages. Families welcome. FREE. Pre-registration required: www.lagunafoundation.org

Join us for a walk on the wild side. You’ll learn a little about the City of Santa Rosa’s recycled water program on a working farm (Stone Farm, home of the Laguna Environmental Center). Then, we will carpool to and explore the 100 acre natural area on the City’s Alpha Farm, enjoying the last beautiful hours before sunset. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the bank of the Laguna de Santa Rosa. Our walk will be casual, stopping to talk and looking for wildlife. We will make our way back just before it gets dark and should arrive back to the Laguna Environmental Center by 8:30pm.

The Laguna is a 254 square mile watershed with over 50 named creeks draining the Santa Rosa plain from Windsor to Forestville. The Laguna is a mosaic of habitats with a high species biodiversity, with endemic and rare species. Management is complicated by a history of altering ecosystem function and diverse land use today, including the majority of Sonoma County’s population. This talk will focus on why the health of the Laguna is important and projects that are helping to improve it.

Denise Cadman is the Environmental Specialist for the City of Santa Rosa. This position involves managing 1,500 acres of irrigated and natural area land in the Laguna de Santa Rosa; planting creek corridors, removing invasive species, conducting studies and performing long-term surveys on plants, birds and mammals. An education program compliments these efforts. Denise grew up in the wilds of Rincon Valley and received her BA, secondary teaching credential and MA from the biology department of Sonoma State University. She teaches at Santa Rosa Junior College as an adjunct faculty member in the Life Science Department in addition to working for the City of Santa Rosa and she and her husband operate a draft horse powered family farm in the Laguna de Santa Rosa. Denise attributes her career in natural resource management to a love of bird watching.

This free program is made possible through a partnership between the Laguna Foundation, LandPaths and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District. The District permanently protects the diverse agricultural, natural resource and scenic open space lands of Sonoma County for future generations. It is funded through a quarter-cent sales tax that was voted in by the residents of Sonoma County.

For more information, visit www.lagunafoundation.org 
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org 


When:
Friday, May 19, 2017 5:30 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:
Beginning at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Sunday, May 21, 2017Educational

Spring Birding in the Laguna Bird Watching Adventures with L


Spring Birding in the Laguna
Bird Watching Adventures with Lisa Hug
Sundays, March 26, April 23, and May 21, 8:30am-1:00pm
Meet at Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
$45 per class. Pre-registration required: www.lagunafoundation.org
Geared towards adults and older teens.
 
In this birding series, we will celebrate Spring by exploring a different non-publicly accessible corner of the Laguna each month. In March we will enjoy the wide variety of waterfowl that utilizes the deep channels of the Laguna that the winter rains have brought. During the months of April and May the resident songbirds will awaken and the colorful migrants will arrive from Central America with their vibrant songs. There will be a short PowerPoint orientation the first session. Bring binoculars, (spotting scope optional), a field guide, comfortable walking shoes, layered clothing, water and a packed lunch or snacks. We will end each session with a group lunch and make a list of the species which we encountered.

Lisa Hug originally came to California from the Midwest in 1986. She was very involved with Point Reyes Bird Observatory and eventually became a contract biologist and freelance naturalist in the mid-1990s. She has been teaching for the College of Marin, Petaluma Adult School and Point Reyes Field Institute for over a decade. She was president of Redwood Region Ornithological Society for two years and received the Martha Bentley and Ernestine Smith Award For the Dedication to Wildlife Conservation Education in 2009. She is currently a regional coordinator for the Sonoma County Breeding Bird Atlas and she just finished editing the new Birds Checklist for the Laguna de Santa Rosa which can be bought through the Laguna Foundation Store.


For more information, visit www.lagunafoundation.org  
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org


When:
Sunday, May 21, 2017 8:00 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:

Meet at Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Volunteer Orientation with West Sonoma County Health Centers

Volunteer Orientation with West Sonoma County Health Centers
  Volunteer with West County Health Centers. Opportunities include health center hosts, community outreach (homeless outreach, food pantries and education), administrative support, and event support. Get involved with your community today. Please contact Rebecca with any questions.

When:
Thursday, June 08, 2017 3:00 PM thru 05:00 PM
Where:
 

West County Health Centers Administration Conference Room

14045 Mills Street

Guerneville, CA 95446 

For More Info:
Rebecca Howell
707-823-3204 Ext. 6453
rchowell@wchealth.org
wchealth.org

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Volunteer Orientation with West Sonoma County Health Centers

Volunteer Orientation with West Sonoma County Health Centers
  Volunteer with West County Health Centers. Opportunities include health center hosts, community outreach (homeless outreach, food pantries and education), administrative support, and event support. Get involved with your community today. Please contact Rebecca with any questions.
 

When:
Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:00 PM thru 05:00 PM
Where:
 

West County Health Centers Administration Conference Room

14045 Mills Street

Guerneville, CA 95446 

For More Info:
Rebecca Howell
707-823-3204 Ext. 6453
rhowell@wchealth.org
wchealth.org

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