Here are some of our previous workshops and events.
What trees are found in Northern California urban landscapes?
What key characteristics distinguish individual species?
What are the generalities and similarities between tree species to help you group them into families?
International Society of Arborists (ISA) units are available for this workshop.
Join Hugh Safford, Regional Ecologist for the U.S. Forest Service, to learn about the geology and ecology of serpentine areas in the northern Sierra Nevada.
Join CSU, Chico entomology professor Don Miller to learn about the butterflies of Butte County and their host plant affinities.
Optional fieldtrip on Friday, June 9
Understanding Riparian Ecology from the Perspective of Flowing Water
This field-based workshop will examine riparian ecology along the middle Sacramento River from the perspective of flowing river water: How has flowing water determined the location of plant species across the floodplain; How has the flowing water shaped the physical structure of the vegetation.
Who is eligible: 6th through 12th grade students.
1st Prize: $75 and Herbarium T-shirt
2nd Prize: $50 and Herbarium T-shirt
3rd Prize: $25 and Herbarium T-shirt
Are you interested in how to collect plants, press them, and make herbarium specimens? Learn about where to go to collect, how to obtain collection permits, proper collection practices & methods, including what types of data are needed while collecting in order to make specimen labels.
Questionably plants, definitely native, unquestionably important, and usually small, lichens are an overlooked but present link in most ecosystems. This one-day workshop will focus on identifying the lichens of the lower Sierra Nevada foothills to genus.