Juvenile Chestnut-backed Chickadee. Photo by Wendy Feltham.
In the new Nature in Your Neighborhood program, our backyards and neighborhoods will become our classrooms. Birds, trees, ferns, and mammals are just a few of the topics we’ll be diving into throughout May and June.
Our weekly explorations will be guided by an experienced naturalist (or two) who’ll kick off our week of learning with a Virtual Nature Walk and then send us out with activities to explore and observe the hidden wonders close to home. In addition, each week the Online Study Group will come together to wrap up and discuss their adventures from the previous week.
The program is free and open to all ages, so you’re welcome to encourage your loved ones to participate with you.
All events will be hosted via Zoom in the Finnriver InCider Space. Links to join will be sent to you via email prior to each event. We’ll also be sharing about our experiences on social media. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to join in on the fun!
3:00 – 3:45 pm: Online Study Group Discussion
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Virtual Nature Walk on New Topic
Friday, May 1: Birds — with Ken Wilson and Dave Rugh
Friday, May 8: Trees — with Erik Kingfisher
Friday, May 15: Insects — with Richard Lewis
Friday, May 22: Ferns — with Heather Harding
Friday, May 29: Amphibians & Reptiles — with Geoff Hammerson
Friday, June 5: Shrubs — with Byron Rot
*Saturday, June 13: Herbaceous Plants — with Coca Sanchez and Dana Ecelberger
Friday, June 19: Mammals — with Darrell and Lorna Smith
Friday, June 26: Neighborhood Zoom Potluck — Share about your program highlights!
Wednesday, May 6: Observing as a Naturalist — with Ken Wilson (includes an overview about observational skills and using binoculars)
Wednesday, May 20: Local Geology — with Michael Machette
Wednesday, June 3: Coastal Geomorphology — with John Bethel
Wednesday, June 17: Marine Mammals — with Dave Rugh
Wednesday, June 24: Wildlife Tracking — with Sarah Spaeth
Sign up here to join weekly Virtual Nature Walks, participate in discussions led by volunteer naturalists, connect with one another in our Online Study Group and be a part of the Extending Our Reach presentations.
Can’t commit to the full series? No problem! Just dip in and out as your schedule and interest allow.
Signing up here will automatically register you for all future events and announcements for the full program.