Sonoma Naturalist Ecology Camp

Kids will love Sonoma Ecology Center’s Sonoma Naturalist (SoNat) Ecology Camp, which explores the habitats Sonoma Valley over five Mondays beginning July 6.

Our environmental educators are recruiting a small group of naturalist youths (ages 9-13) who are interested in taking deep dives into some of the Valley’s many habitats, from oak woodlands to riparian streambanks. “SoNat” is a five-part day camp repeating each Monday at a new local site in Sonoma Valley—sites such as Montini Overlook Trail, Maxwell Creek, Nathanson Preserve or Sonoma Garden Park. Activities will include hiking, animal tracking, nature journaling, game playing and more as campers hone their naturalist skills.

Sonoma Naturalist Ecology Camp is open to local youths ages 9-13. Camp meets every Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., from July 13 to August 10. Cost is $290, with scholarships available to qualifying families.

To register, fill out fields on the right side of this page AND this form

To apply for a SoNat scholarship, CLICK HERE.

This day camp will adhere to state and county COVID-19 guidelines and protocols for the care of youth groups.  All naturalists will need masks, clothing, and shoes appropriate for action, a hat, backpack with snack and lunch, water bottle, journal, and a pencil. Optional: a small foam cushion like those used in the garden, binoculars, bug box, colored pencils, or pens.

Leading the SoNat groups are Sonoma Ecology Center’s highly experienced educators: Naturalist Jonny Ehlers, last summer’s Creek Camp guide; Education Project Manager Julia Megna, last summer’s Wizard Camp guide; and Education Program Manager Tony Passantino.

We look forward to carrying on our summer traditions in nature with you this July and August—and the return of our Summer Science Camps next year!


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