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Educational Resources
A Source of Ideas and Activities for Laguna Explorers of All Ages


Webinars | Learning Laguna Magnified | Publications

There are many ways to learn about the Laguna and connect to nature right from your own home! Enjoy one of our previously aired webinars. Gather the kids, step outside and try some of the activities described in the Learning Laguna magnified articles. We are also sharing publications that you can print at home and take along during your next outing. And, have a look at our Earth Day, Every Day flyers for empowering actions you can take to reduce air, land and water pollution in our watersheds.

 

Webinars


Fall Garden Conversations: Low Water, Low Maintenance Landscapes
Webinar with Laguna Foundation, Daily Acts, CNPS Milo Baker, and the Habitat Corridor Project

Original air date: Wednesday, October 7

Looking for a new project close to home? Want to create an outdoor sanctuary for both you and our local flora and fauna? Interested in transforming your current California garden into a drought-tolerant haven? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then we have the webinar for you! Join Daily Acts, the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation and April Owens of Habitat Corridor Project for a happy hour discussion about low water use, and low maintenance gardening. During this event, panelists will discuss some of their favorite plants, techniques for landscape transformations, rebate programs and much more! This will be an opportunity for you to come with your questions too! The desire is to create a space for organic conversation about all things garden related. We want to hear from you too, so please bring your experiences to share, send us photos, ask questions and let's all learn from each other during this webinar.


Early Career Conservationists of Sonoma County Panel Discussion

Original air date: Tuesday, September 22

The Laguna Foundation is proud to host Alba K. Estrada López (Conservation Educator at Point Blue), Elias Lopez (Bilingual Stewardship Specialist at LandPaths, Co-Founder of Crecer ConCiencia), Luis Morales (Reserve Steward at Bodega Marine Reserve), Josh Nuzzo (STRAW Project Manager at Point Blue), and Asa Voight (Restoration Field Supervisor at Laguna Foundation) for this candid panel discussion moderated by Allison Titus (Community Education Manager at the Laguna Foundation). These early-career conservation leaders work in land management, stewardship, and education for several different organizations across Sonoma County, and have a wealth of experience and perspective to share. From current projects and successes to challenges they see facing the conservation field, there’s a lot to hear and learn from these young, motivated professionals.


Laguna de Santa Rosa Community Bioblitz Introductory Webinar

Original air date: Tuesday, September 8

Join the Laguna Foundation and Sonoma County Ag + Open Space for our first community-wide Bioblitz of the Laguna de Santa Rosa Watershed during California Biodiversity Week! This introductory webinar will give you all the details on how to use the app iNaturalist, and contribute observations of plants and animals spotted while exploring around the Laguna, as well as a fun preview into the biodiversity found throughout the Laguna.


A Match Made in Evolution: Plants and Pollinators
With Caprice Disbrow, Botanist and Instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College

The Art of Wildlife Tracking: Learning to See Beautifully
With Meghan Walla-Murphy

Life in the Laguna
With Denise Cadman, City of Santa Rosa Environmental Specialist

A User’s Guide to the Watershed
With Dr. Wendy Trowbridge, Laguna Foundation's Director of Restoration

Garden Conversations for Inspiration, Support, and Growth!
With Daily Acts, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, CNPS Milo Baker Chapter, and Habitat Corridor Project

Wildscaping for Native Songbirds
With Veronica Bowers, Founder/Director of Native Songbird Care and Conservation

Botany for Beginners
With Caprice Disbrow, Botanist and Instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College

Virtual Vernal Pools: An Earth Day Celebration
Presentation with Allison Titus, Laguna Foundation


 


Learning Laguna Magnified


Our Learning Laguna school program has been teaching 2nd-4th grade students about the Laguna ecosystem since 1999. Through both a docent-led classroom visit and Laguna field trip students come to know and appreciate their home environment. Here are some of the fun learning activities we use with the kids to deepen their connection to the natural world.

Vol. 1 - Explore three easy and instant activities you can do solo or with your whole family, inside and outside.

Vol. 2 - Simple tips and techniques for starting a nature journaling practice of your own. This activity can also help kids practice their scientific observation skills every day!

Vol. 3 - Nurture your child's innate sense of curiosity and wonder by venturing into the world of birds!


 


Publications


Birds Checklist for the Laguna de Santa Rosa (2nd Edition)
A Laguna Foundation publication, edited by Lisa Hug with illustrations by John Muir Laws.

We invite you to download and print out a copy of our best selling Birds Checklist for the Laguna de Santa Rosa. This bird guide is the perfect place to record and keep track of all your Laguna bird sightings throughout the year. The checklist includes seasonal abundance and breeding status for 229 species that have been observed utilizing Laguna habitats.

Hard copies of the Birds Checklist can also be purchased from our online store.


 


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