Orientations, Trainings & Seminars (OTS)

Redwood Ecology SeminarStewards partners with archaeologists, biologists, botanists, geologists, historians, and naturalists, as well as other skilled educators and State Parks personnel to offer a wide spectrum of hikes, seminars and presentations.

Community members and visitors will find these seminars to be very enlightening and may attend for a fee of $20 per seminar, which helps cover the cost of our professional trainers and funds free environmental education programs for school children. Payment is required at the time of registration to secure your place. Members of Stewards receive a 20% discount.

The commitment for each program varies depending on whether the program is seasonal or year-round. All new volunteers are required to attend ONE of the general orientation sessions.

Registration is REQUIRED.

We ask that you register for OTS prior to attending. This helps us gauge public interest and prepare the materials needed for each event. Registration also ensures your spot at the event as space is limited, and allows us to keep in contact with you should there be a change in schedule.

To register for OTS, please use our Online Reservation Form or call our office at (707) 869-9177. Time and location details will be confirmed via email after registration.

Most programs offer ongoing supplemental training and mentoring year-round.

For more information, contact Jazzy Dingler via email or phone at (707) 869-9177 x 1#.

Programs Announcement

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods will be showcasing our new Mobile Marine Education Van, the “Steward Ship,” all over Sonoma County at schools, the coast, and special events! Volunteers are needed to staff inside and outside the van.

Duties include interpreting marine artifacts, facilitating hands-on learning activities, performing retail transactions, promoting stewardship/sustainability, and helping perform community outreach. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer docent for the van, please sign up today. We are scheduling a training for May 22nd, 2016 from 10 am - 4 pm at the Stewards Office.

Register for the Marine Van Training

2016 Monthly Schedule


Whale Watch Orientation
Saturday, November 5th, 2016
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM 
Observe and learn the migratory patterns of whales and other marine mammals who inhabit the Sonoma Coast.

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