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PROGRAMS: ECOADVENTURES

Stewards offer both scheduled and customized Eco Adventures in our State Parks. This page begins with Adventures that are scheduled. Scroll down for options for customizing an adventure with one of our Naturalists.

For information about our California Naturalist Certification Course.

Stargazing in Austin Creek SRA

 

Stargazing

Linda Sinkay and Jim Goodenough will guide us in a unique and memorable evening of viewing dozens of night sky objects, including planets, nebula, galaxies, stars and star clusters. Their Orion telescopes are state of the art and viewing in location like Austin Creek will be a magical experience.

Star Party at Vista Point, in Austin Creek SRA Download map . Hosted by WineCountryStarParty.com. 

•             Friday, July 17th from 8 PM - 12 AM

•             Saturday, July 18th from 8 PM - 12 AM

•             Saturday, August 22nd from 8 PM - 12 AM

•             Sunday, August 23rd from 8 PM - 12 AM

$20 per person, non-members of Stewards - Become a member 
$16 per person, Stewards' members
Children under 16, Free

Warm clothes, camping chairs, blankets, and binoculars are optional. Reservations limited and payment is due upon making your reservation. We also encourage you to consider camping for the weekend at Bullfrog Pond Campground.

For more information, email stewards@stewardscr.org or call (707) 869-9177.

Registration and Payment ahead of time required. 

*Campers may register on site.

Suggested Sliding Scale:

$10-$15 Individuals

$15-$20 Families

Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certification Course

Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certification Course

Stewards of very pleased to present our first Wilderness First Aid and CPR course. The cost for members of Stewards is $220 and non-members is $275.  Register online today!

Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" In this fast-paced and hands-on course, you will learn how to prepare for the unexpected.

The NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute’s (WMI) curriculum includes many advanced topics that other programs leave out such as dislocation reduction and epinephrine administration. In just two days, you will have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.

This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals in remote locations. WMI's course is pre-approved by such organizations as the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other government agencies. This course includes Adult/Child CPR.

The schedule for the 16-hour WFA section and the 4-hour CPR section of the course is as follows: September 25 & 26, 8:00 am–5:00 pm, September 27, 8:00 am–12:00 pm.

Detailed Student Information - Students must read and follow all instructions before the course begins. 

 

2015 Junior Ranger Program at Bullfrog Pond Campground in Austin Creek State Recreation Area

Saturdays, 10:00 to 11:30 am

All are Welcome, No registration needed, Camping or Day-use Fees Apply

Chickeree

Mammals of Austin Creek: Who’s eating who?

June 13th, July 18th

Reptiles and Amphibians: What the difference?

June 20th, July 25th

Cycles, Cycles, Cycles: Air, Water, Rock

June 27th, Aug 1st

Plants, Wildflowers, and Pollinators

July 4th, Aug 8th

Adaptions and Connections

July 11th, Aug 15th

2nd Annual Latino Outdoors Campout - Labor Day Weekend - Saturday & Sunday, September 5th & 6th

Pomo Canyon

 Vamos a Acampar en Pomo Canyon Campground! 

con Latino Outdoors y Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods 

12 pm Sabado 5 de septiembre - 2 pm Domingo 6 de septiembre

Traiga a su familia a pasar un fin de semana en Pomo Canyon Campground, un maravilloso lugar que es protegido por Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods y voluntarios comunitarios. 

Acamparemos bajo secoyas y tendremos la oportunidad de explorar el parque. Cenaremos en grupo el y el domingo desayunaremos en grupo e iremos a un paseo hacia la playa Shell Beach. 

Traiga bolsas de dormir o cobijas para acampar. Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods tiendas de campay equipo para cocinar. Tiendas de son limitadas, para asegurar disponibilidad se recomienda hacer reservaciones antes del 15 de agosto.  

‣Este evento es Gratuito 

‣Habrá transporte disponible desde Santa Rosa,CA 

‣Tenemos tiendas de Campaña si las necesitan 

‣El cupo es limitado, llame a Acre o a April para reservar su espacio 

Para más información contacte a Alicia Acre

al 415-572-2731 o alicia@ latinooutdoors.org (no spaces in email)

o a April Reza al 707-869-9177 6# o april@ stewardscr.org (no spaces in email)

Pomo Trail

Latino Outdoors and Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods would like to invite you to a night of Camping with the Familia at Pomo Canyon Campground.
This family campout will be taking place September 5th and 6th at Pomo Canyon Campground, which is located within the Sonoma Coast State Park region.
Transportation to Pomo Canyon campground will be provided from Santa Rosa at 12 PM, September 5th
  • We will arrive at Pomo Canyon Campground by 2 PM
  • Please Bring your own lunch for this day
  • Upon arrival, we will explore and set up tents at the various sites, then gather for our evening meal
  • At dusk, we will begin our campfire program with S’mores, followed by an Astrology program at night
  • The next day, we will have breakfast and clean our campsite
  • After breakfast we will head out on a hike to Shell Beach. This hike is about 3.5 miles long and will take anywhere between 2 and 2.5 hours (depending on the group size)
  • We'll explore the tide pool ecosystems at Shell Beach
  • From Shell beach, we will say our goodbyes and take with us the wonderful memories from this family campout
For registration, or if you have any further questions, please call 707.869.9177 6#. For more information about our organizations please visit our websites at:
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Customized EcoAdventures

Stewards offers the following customized and guided EcoAdventures for groups upon request. Some activities are offered free of charge. Fees are requested for special adventures that we organize for your group. Adventures can be arranged to include lunch at local restaurants. Reservations are requested at least two weeks in advance and payment by check or credit cards is required one week prior to your adventure.

For more information, email stewards@stewardscr.org or call (707) 869-9177.
EcoAdventure fees help Stewards provide FREE environmental education programs for school children.

Registration is easy on our online group reservation form .

PaddlingPaddling the Russian River
A variety of paddles are offered along the Russian River and in the Jenner Estuary. Learn about the natural and cultural history of the area. Observe river otters and marine mammals frolick in their natural habitat. View a variety of bird life (including nesting osprey and blue heron). Our enchanting Full Moon paddles are especially popular. 
Paddling adventures are offered during the spring, summer and fall. Kayak rentals are available upon request. 

 

HikeHiking in Russian River Area State Parks
A variety of hiking adventures are offered at Armstrong Redwoods, Austin Creek and Sonoma Coast State Parks. Enjoy old growth redwoods, oak woodlands and magnificent views of the Russian River and coastal areas. See and learn about the wide variety of local flora and fauna, geology, archeology, seabirds, marine mammals and more. Hiking adventures are offered year-round. 

 

Whale WatchingWhale Watching
Witness one of nature’s most spectacular sites - whales migrating. Join docents at Bodega Head for an interpretive talk and viewing of the Pacific gray whale migration. Learn about these magnificent cetaceans while you watch them breach and play. 
Docents are available on the weekends from January through May for whale watching. Special docent-led viewings can be arranged upon request.

 

sealsSeal Watching
Sonoma County’s largest harbor seal rookery can be viewed at Goat Rock State Beach. 
Pups are born in March and April and reared through the summer months.  
Docents are available on the weekends March through September for seal watching. Special docent-led viewings can be arranged upon request.

 

TidepoolingTidepooling on the Sonoma Coast 
 Our coastal tide pools are teeming with intriguing intertidal life. Roving Naturalists are available at specific beaches on low-tide weekends to safely introduce visitors to these fragile wonders.  
Tide pool adventures are offered on low-tide weekends during the spring, summer and fall. 

 

Voluntourism"Voluntourism" 
Interested in volunteering for a project in one of our State Parks while visiting this beautiful area? Voluntourism packages are being developed with local hotels. Spend half a day removing invasive plants, working on a trail or cleaning up our beaches.  
Voluntourism packages are offered year-round.

EcoAdventure Hikes with Stewards Naturalists

To schedule a hike, please call 707-869-9177 or contact Pete Bidigare at pete@stewardscr.org!

Fees apply: $15 for non-members, $10 for members, $20 for families - No one is turned away for inability to pay.
Under 16 years - FREE

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Latino Outdoors Campout Stargazing in Austin Creek Photo: Eco adventure Photo: Whale watch
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