Learning to See Your Landscape – Tracking & Nature Awareness Course

Thursdays: October 29, November 5, 12, and 19, 2020 

7:00 – 8:30pm
ONLINE using Zoom platform
$80 to register, $60 for members
Ages 13 and up (youth under 13 welcome with adult supervision)

Tap into deep observation skills and learn how to recognize the connections between animals, plants, and people within the ecosystem of your own backyard or local park. Who lives here, what can you learn from them, and how can you coexist? In this course taught by wildlife ecologist, writer, and educator Meghan Walla-Murphy, you will learn essential concepts and practice key skills of animal tracking and reading the landscape. Over the course of 4 weeks you will learn through a combination of presentations, independent study, and group discussion. This class consists of four weekly online meetings supported by independent study between sessions. You will be provided with tools and activities to support your independent exploration between meetings. Each online session will provide space for discussing your observations and making connections. Walk away with a deeper understanding of the relationships between local flora and fauna, the stories they tell, and your role in this web of biodiversity.

Meghan Walla-Murphy has had the great fortune of being able to combine her passions for wildlife, writing and outreach into vocations of habitat conservation and public awareness. As an educator, wildlife ecologist and writer of books, essays and articles, Meghan strives to help people connect to their external and internal landscapes through observation and tracking. In addition to a formal academic background, Meghan has had the privilege of tracking across the U.S. and internationally with indigenous cultures who continue to live close to the land. This academic and practical training has given Meghan the ability to meet and unravel some of our most pressing environmental, social, and political challenges from many diverse perspectives.

Some of Meghan’s current projects include a habitat connectivity project in Sonoma County and lead of the North Bay Bear Collaborative. Meghan is faculty in the Natural Resource Management Dept. at Santa Rosa Junior College and an instructor for University CA Master Naturalist Program. For more information please visit her website: www.meghanwallamurphy.com

This course will be recorded, however it will not be posted publicly. The recording will only be available to those who have registered.

*This course will be held online using the Zoom meeting platform. Once you register, you will be emailed the link and instructions on how to join the Zoom Meeting at the scheduled time. You can join this event using a computer, smartphone, or tablet – in your web browser or by downloading the Zoom application.

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For all questions about this event, please contact Holland Gistelli, Education Specialist, at hgistelli@pepperwoodpreserve.org.

Members: Enter the code you received when you became a member to receive your discount. If you’re not sure about your membership status or don’t know the code, contact Sloane Shinn, Community Engagement, at sshinn@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 133.