Pepperwood Rocks! Geology of Sonoma County

Saturday, October 1, 2022
9:30am – 1:30pm

$35 per person ($30 for Friends of Pepperwood)
Ages 12 and up are welcome 
Meet at the Dwight Center

Have you ever wondered about the diversity of rocks and landforms that can be seen in our local landscape – how did they get here, what are they made of? What is the Franciscan Mélange? How are faults and volcanoes represented here? From the unique topography of the Coast Ranges to the soils and plants that thrive here, the features we see all around us are controlled by geology. In this class taught by Rebecca Perlroth, you will learn basic concepts of geology, earth history, and the rock cycle through a local lens. Discover how Pepperwood is representative of our region’s fascinating geology, and walk away with a better understanding of the forces which have shaped our landscape over millennia.

We highly recommend that you watch our previously recorded class presentation, Geology of the Mayacamas – featuring Rebecca Perlroth, before you join us. This video will give you helpful background information to support your learning in the field! Find it on our YouTube channel here.

This event includes a slow-paced hike of moderate difficulty, up to 3 miles over varied terrain, including traveling off trail on uneven surfaces. It will go on in light rain, though heavy storms will cancel.

COVID Protocols: All events will follow current regional health safety guidelines. Please bring a mask. Masks are only required while indoors, or when 6 feet of courtesy distance from others cannot be maintained. Please practice good health hygiene, and physical distancing when possible. If you do not feel well, please do not attend.

Instructor: Rebecca Perlroth – Rebecca Perlroth has spent the past 20 years studying and teaching the geology of California, and currently teaches geology at Santa Rosa Junior College. She earned her BS from Tulane University, and her MS from UCLA.

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Register for this class using the secure form below.

For all questions about this event, please contact Holland Gistelli, Education Program Coordinator, at hgistelli@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 124.

Early bird registration for Friends of Pepperwood begins at 9am on Monday, June 13, 2022. Enter the code you received as a current Friend of Pepperwood to access early registration and to receive your discount. If you’re not sure about your Friends of Pepperwood status or don’t know the code, contact Sloane Shinn, Community Engagement, at sshinn@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 133. Click here to become a Friend of Pepperwood today!

Registration for the general public begins at 9am on Monday, June 20, 2022.

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Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:30am – 1:30pm $35 per person ($30 for Friends of Pepperwood) Ages 12 and up are welcome  Meet at the Dwight Center Have you ever wondered about the diversity of rocks and landforms that can be seen in our local landscape – how did they get here, what are they made […]

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