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Join LandPaths, Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative (SEEC), and Sonoma Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District for the Day of the Child at Rancho Mark West, part of a county-wide, multi-site, family-friendly, outdoor education event reminiscent of Art Trails or Farm Trails. This will be an open-house-style outing, with pre-registration strongly encouraged, but drop-ins are OK. Come and leave when you want! More details coming soon.
ABOUT DAY OF THE CHILD: On April 29th, 2017, the Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative will be hosting and celebrating Día Del Niño “Children’s Day”. Many countries around the world celebrate children through an annual holiday. In Mexico, Day of the Child takes place each year on April 30, and it’s a big deal! Many parents buy their children a gift, and schools hold big celebrations complete with games, music, performances, piñatas, and outings. Parks, restaurants, and sporting facilities hold special celebrations as well.
WHAT IS SEEC? The Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative (SEEC) is a regional consortium of environmental education professionals from organizations, agencies, networks, and school districts.
The SEEC mission is to create vibrant, innovative collaborations that increase environmental literacy in Sonoma County citizens. As a collaborative, SEEC undertakes its mission by identifying and addressing regional needs for environmental education beyond the scope of individual organizations.
Rancho Mark West - 7125 St. Helena Road, northeast of Santa Rosa. From Santa Rosa: take Highway 12 towards Sonoma and go left at Calistoga Road. Take Calistoga Road 3.3 miles up and over a short grade (approx. 5 minutes from intersection with Highway 12). Turn right at St. Helena Road. 7125 St. Helena Road is approximately 2.6 miles from the intersection with Calistoga Road. You will know you are almost there when you emerge into a clearing of Christmas Trees on the right. From Sonoma take a right on Calistoga Road and follow the above instructions. Turn into the driveway and look for LandPaths staff to direct you to parking. Allow 25 minutes from downtown Santa Rosa.
The site will be open from 10am-3pm. Pre-registration encouraged but not required. Check back to this site for a detailed description of events.
What if it's Raining?
This will be a rain or shine event!
There is no charge for this outing. It is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who funded the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservationa and Open Space District’s work with a quarter-cent sales tax, in partnership with the District’s non-profit partner, LandPaths
You will be asked to sign a liability waiver prior to the hike
No pets or smoking are permitted and absolutely no smoking pets!
There are 2 outhouse/portolet restrooms on site.
What to Bring:
picnic lunch, warm clothing in layers, a change of clothes, water, snacks, sturdy walking shoes, binoculars, walking stick, camera, and a group spirit that will allow us to stay together and have fun!
We hope to see you there!
The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District protects land in Sonoma County and LandPaths connects you with that land. This program is made possible through a partnership between the District and non-profit partner LandPaths. It is sponsored by the voters of Sonoma County who funded the District's work with a quarter-cent sales tax, and is coordinated & guided by LandPaths. The Day of the Child at Rancho Mark West is a Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative Event.
Location : Rancho Mark West, Santa Rosa, CA Santa Rosa, CA, 95404