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Scene It Movie: Booksmart
Aug
24
9:00 PM21:00

Scene It Movie: Booksmart

Join us as the weekend fun continues with a Booksmart movie night!

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night. (2019)

Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams



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Taste of Sonoma
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

Taste of Sonoma

  • Weill Hall and Lawn, Green Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Taste of Sonoma is Sonoma County’s signature event showcasing the region’s wines, vintners, winegrowers and chefs. Voted one of the nation’s top wine festivals in a Reader’s Choice Poll by USA TODAY, Taste of Sonoma celebrates the bounty of Sonoma County and features a walk-around wine tasting, delicious culinary bites, guided wine seminars, musical entertainment, and themed lounges. For tickets, go to the box office at the GMC or on the first floor of the Student Center, or go online.

More info and tickets here.

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Scene It Movie: Shazam
Aug
31
9:00 PM21:00

Scene It Movie: Shazam

Join us for a Seawolf movie night!

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam. (2019)

Stars: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel

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Sharon Bernstein: Yiddish Songs At An Exhibition
Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

Sharon Bernstein: Yiddish Songs At An Exhibition

  • Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sharon Bernstein puts on a unique multi-media performance set (voice and piano) to paintings by self-taught Toronto artist Mayer Kirshenblatt.

Mr. Kirshenblatt’s vibrant portraits and stories of his home town Apt (Poland) before the Holocaust inspire a rich blend of traditional song and contemporary sound.  Projected images of the paintings connected with the songs and readings of Mr. Kirshenblatt’s memories complete this experience that recreates the sights and sounds of a Jewish Polish town.

For tickets, go to the box office at the GMC or on the first floor of the Student Center, or go online.



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Sonoma Film Institute: ASAKO I & II 
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Sonoma Film Institute: ASAKO I & II 

Come join us for a movie night!

About the film: “Amid a fireworks display, love hits Baku and Asako with a bang. Dreamy and distracted, Baku mysteriously disappears six months later, and a devastated Asako moves from Osaka to Tokyo, where she meets her former beau’s exact lookalike who claims his name is Ryohei and has no knowledge of Baku. Taking a cue from Vertigo’s doppelganger scenario but changing the gender dynamics, Ryusuke Mamaguchi’s new film immersively explores his heroine’s shifting emotional tides, with stellar performances by Erika Karata as Asako and Masahiro Higashide as Ryhei and Baku.” – San Francisco International Film Festival. (2018, 119 min., in Japanese w/English subtitles)

Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5.00 Parking Fee on all Sonoma State University lots.



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Scene It Movie: Aladdin
Sep
7
9:00 PM21:00

Scene It Movie: Aladdin

Movie nights continue! Join us to watch Disney’s remake of a classic, Aladdin.

A kind-hearted street urchin Aladdin vies for the love of the beautiful princess Jasmine, the princess of Agrabah. When he finds a magic lamp, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself a prince in order to marry her. He is also on a mission to stop the powerful Jafar who plots to steal the magic lamp that could make his deepest wishes come true. (2019)

Stars: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott



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Sonoma Film Institute: ASAKO I & II 
Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

Sonoma Film Institute: ASAKO I & II 

Come join us for a movie night!

About the film: “Amid a fireworks display, love hits Baku and Asako with a bang. Dreamy and distracted, Baku mysteriously disappears six months later, and a devastated Asako moves from Osaka to Tokyo, where she meets her former beau’s exact lookalike who claims his name is Ryohei and has no knowledge of Baku. Taking a cue from Vertigo’s doppelganger scenario but changing the gender dynamics, Ryusuke Mamaguchi’s new film immersively explores his heroine’s shifting emotional tides, with stellar performances by Erika Karata as Asako and Masahiro Higashide as Ryhei and Baku.” – San Francisco International Film Festival. (2018, 119 min., in Japanese w/English subtitles)

Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5.00 Parking Fee on all Sonoma State University lots.



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Social Justice Film Series Presents: Last Black Man in San Francisco
Sep
9
5:30 PM17:30

Social Justice Film Series Presents: Last Black Man in San Francisco

Join us for pizza, the film and conversation with Kim Hester Williams after the film.

Film synopsis: Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.

Starring Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover  



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A Better High w/ Matt Bellace
Sep
10
to Sep 11

A Better High w/ Matt Bellace

  • Student Center Ballroom A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This informative and humorous presentation focuses on natural highs and creating healthy habits in college.  Matt’s comedic style, interactive demonstrations and inspirational stories are an ideal combination for college audiences.  In addition, current research on resilience, mental health and substance abuse are integrated into the program. Matt also shares his story of college prevention leadership, as the founder of a nationally recognized student group at Bucknell University.



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Sonoma Film Institute: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin 
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Sonoma Film Institute: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin 

Produced with Le Guin’s participation over the course of a decade, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guinis a journey through the writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. The film features stunning animation and reflections by literary luminaries including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, and more. Directed by Arwen Curry. (2018, 68 min.)

Director Arwen Curry in Person on Friday ONLY!

Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5.00 Parking Fee on all Sonoma State University lots.

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Party For the Green: Catherine Russell
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Party For the Green: Catherine Russell

  • Weill Hall, Green Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Green Music Center’s Annual Fundraising Event is a swinging soirée, featuring jazz singer Catherine Russell, cocktails, dancing, and supporting a good cause.

Dress to have fun. Dress as you like. Let the swing era, hot jazz, and a cozy nightclub be your inspiration.

Grammy® award-winning Catherine Russell is that rarest of entities – a genuine jazz and blues singer – who can sing virtually anything. With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Catherine is one of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song.

7 p.m. Reception, 8 p.m. Concert

For tickets, go to the box office at the GMC or on the first floor of the Student Center, or go online.



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Scene It Movie: Yesterday
Sep
14
9:00 PM21:00

Scene It Movie: Yesterday

Join us for a movie night featuring the 2019 movie “Yesterday.”

Summary: In Lowestoft UK, Jack Malik is a frustrated musician whose musical career is going nowhere despite the faith that his friend/manager Ellie Appleton has in him. However, on the night Jack decides to give up, the whole world is momentarily hit with a massive blackout during which Jack is hit by a bus. Upon regaining consciousness, Jack learns to his astonishment that he is apparently now the only one who knows the music of the Beatles. Realizing this improbable opportunity, Jack begins playing the music of the greatest of the rock bands, claiming it as his own. It pays off quickly and Jack becomes a worldwide musical sensation. However, Jack finds himself drifting away from Ellie, only realizing his love for her when she has become intimidated by his success, which depends on a blatant plagiarization that no one could find out. Now, Jack must make a fundamental moral decision about his music to satisfy his conscience as he decides what he truly needs.

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Itzhak Perlman, Violin & Rohan DeSilva, Piano
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Itzhak Perlman, Violin & Rohan DeSilva, Piano

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music. Joining Mr. Perlman will be acclaimed pianist and longtime collaborator Rohan De Silva.

For tickets, go to the box office at the GMC or on the first floor of the Student Center, or go online.

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Sonoma Film Institute: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin 
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Sonoma Film Institute: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin 

Produced with Le Guin’s participation over the course of a decade, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guinis a journey through the writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. The film features stunning animation and reflections by literary luminaries including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, and more. Directed by Arwen Curry. (2018, 68 min.)

Director Arwen Curry in Person on Friday ONLY!

Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5.00 Parking Fee on all Sonoma State University lots.

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SSU Seawolves Scandia Takeover - all free!
Sep
16
9:00 PM21:00

SSU Seawolves Scandia Takeover - all free!

Everything is FREE at Scandia for SSU students only TONIGHT!!! Mini golf, video games, bumper boats, bumper cards, batting cages, go karts and more! All free from 10pm to midnight tonight!!! SSU student only with current SSU IDs. Wear your Sonoma gear and represent! If you purchase food, you are on your own… that still costs money, but everything else…. FREE!


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Adulting 101: Presentation Hacks
Sep
19
11:00 AM11:00

Adulting 101: Presentation Hacks

Nail your next presentation by attending this 45-minute workshop, where you will learn important tips for shaping, creating, and delivering powerful presentations. Join the University Library to learn how to effectively structure a presentation, overcome presentation anxiety, and create engaging and impactful slides.

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Tsvey Brider (Two Brothers)
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

Tsvey Brider (Two Brothers)

  • Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tsvey Brider (Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell and Dmitri Gaskin) are a Yiddish songwriting, arranging and performing duo formed in 2017 after winning the Concorso Internacional de Canciones en Idish (Der Idisher Idol) in Mexico City. They have gone on to be featured in Berlin’s Radikale Jüdisches Kulturtage (Radical Jewish Culture Festival), tour across Poland and perform in culture and music festivals all over the United States and Europe.

For your FREE tickets, go to the box office at the GMC or on the first floor of the Student Center, or go online.

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Adulting 101: Presentation Hacks
Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Adulting 101: Presentation Hacks

Nail your next presentation by attending this 45-minute workshop, where you will learn important tips for shaping, creating, and delivering powerful presentations. Join the University Library to learn how to effectively structure a presentation, overcome presentation anxiety, and create engaging and impactful slides.

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Adulting 101: Presentation Hacks
Nov
13
2:00 PM14:00

Adulting 101: Presentation Hacks

Nail your next presentation by attending this 45-minute workshop, where you will learn important tips for shaping, creating, and delivering powerful presentations. Join the University Library to learn how to effectively structure a presentation, overcome presentation anxiety, and create engaging and impactful slides.

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Adulting 101: Eating Healthy on a Budget
Nov
19
11:00 AM11:00

Adulting 101: Eating Healthy on a Budget

Treat yo’self to this interactive 45-minute workshop where you will learn how to eat right even when money is tight. Join the University Library to learn more about understanding food labels, maximizing your nutrition, and finding budget-friendly grocery hacks.

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Adulting 101: Job Interview Prep
Nov
20
11:00 AM11:00

Adulting 101: Job Interview Prep

Get a leg up on the competition and learn how to successfully prepare for an internship or job interview in this game-changing workshop. Join the University Library to learn how to conduct industry research that will impress a future employer, calm your interview nerves, and strategize for salary and compensation negotiations.

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Adulting 101: Job Interview Prep
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Adulting 101: Job Interview Prep

Get a leg up on the competition and learn how to successfully prepare for an internship or job interview in this game-changing workshop. Join the University Library to learn how to conduct industry research that will impress a future employer, calm your interview nerves, and strategize for salary and compensation negotiations.

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Adulting 101: Job Interview Prep
Dec
5
2:00 PM14:00

Adulting 101: Job Interview Prep

Get a leg up on the competition and learn how to successfully prepare for an internship or job interview in this game-changing workshop. Join the University Library to learn how to conduct industry research that will impress a future employer, calm your interview nerves, and strategize for salary and compensation negotiations.

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DJ Beats With Gingee 
Aug
21
4:00 PM16:00

DJ Beats With Gingee 

Gingee is a DJ/producer, percussionist and vocalist known for her unique take on global bass. Her work is a reflection of the sounds and cultures she has been exposed to growing up in Los Angeles as well as the musical world of her Filipino ancestors and beyond. Her productions incorporate the sounds of percussion instruments such as the kulintang (gongs native to the Philippines), kettle drum, and cowbells with rap and poetry.She has performed at Coachella, South By Southwest, Malasimbo Festival, Magic Garage (an art and music festival she founded) and more. This is a performance you will not want to miss!

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Commuter Days Tabling
Aug
21
7:30 AM07:30

Commuter Days Tabling

  • Student Center Circle (behind the student center) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Welcome back to our commuter students!  We welcome you back to campus this week with some donuts/coffee/hot chocolate and a few Commuter Only Giveaways while they last! We also have information about the upcoming Lobofest Spirit Week, as well as information and resources for Transfer students! Don’t worry, if you cannot make it today, we will be by the flagpole at the main entrance to campus tomorrow!



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Big Nite 2019: Big Nite just got BIGGER!
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

Big Nite 2019: Big Nite just got BIGGER!

The biggest student event of the year returns bigger and better than ever! Featuring authentic carnival rides and attractions just like you see at county fairs. There will also be a balloon artist, magician, caricature artists, music, comedy, arts and crafts and much more. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the 180 SSU campus clubs and organizations that will be tabling at the event. And don’t forget the free munchies including Shaved Ice, kettle corn, food in the WB and more! Your SSU student ID gets you a Big Nite wristband for free access to all the rides and attractions. Be there!

Due to the nature of the Big Nite event this is an SSU student event only.


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First Nite with Mentalist Duo, The Evasons
Aug
17
9:00 PM21:00

First Nite with Mentalist Duo, The Evasons

You will not want to miss this show, where YOU and your friends are the STARS!

Jon Wayes is one of the youngest and most innovative Hypnotists on the market. He has hypnotized entire audiences, made people read foreign languages, uses social media to get the audience engaged in the show and has a lot of fun doing it! He was awarded the “best live performer” in 2017, and What’s more, Jon Wayes is one of the only hypnotists to end his show with a hypnotic tool proven, time and time again, to help volunteers control their stress & anxiety for life!

Be sure to get there early to grab spot. The theatre will fill up quickly!



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Seawolf Send Off
Aug
17
6:45 PM18:45

Seawolf Send Off

After the Move In Family BBQ, join us to send off the new Seawolves. Now is the time for our families and friends to leave their students to attend their first neighborhood meeting with their residential assistant (RA). Feel free to explore Rohnert Park and let your student know about all of the amazing local resources and opportunities they will have while attending SSU.

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University Police Open House
Aug
17
8:00 AM08:00

University Police Open House

The University Police department will be open for tours and information sharing about their role on campus. Staff will also be available to engrave items* (i.e., bikes, laptops, etc.). Come stop by and say hi and learn about what we do!

*Police Department staff members can engrave items any time (unless an emergency related call occurs); students just need to stop by the Police Services Building.



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DIY Stress Balls
May
16
1:00 PM13:00

DIY Stress Balls

Need some time to relax and unwind during finals? Take a break at the SSU Library during our De-Stress for Success program. Starting the week of finals, the University Library will host daily programs to help SSU faculty, staff, and students relax during the most stressful time in the semester.

De-stress for Success is a series of activities designed to help students to find ways to reduce stress in a healthy, productive manner, and gain the focus they need to succeed during finals week. Come unwind by petting a therapy dog during our "Paws" for a Study Break sessions, grab a warm mug of tea from our Pop-Up Tea Library, have fun in the sun blowing bubbles on the library lawn, and stop by to make your own stress ball. Healthy treats, jigsaw puzzles, and coloring tables will also be available on a drop-in basis to students all week long in the 2nd Floor lobby.  The full schedule can be found here:


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Bubbles on the Lawn
May
15
1:00 PM13:00

Bubbles on the Lawn

  • 2nd Floor Outdoor entrance to Schulz Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Need some time to relax and unwind during finals? Take a break at the SSU Library during our De-Stress for Success program. Starting the week of finals, the University Library will host daily programs to help SSU faculty, staff, and students relax during the most stressful time in the semester.

De-stress for Success is a series of activities designed to help students to find ways to reduce stress in a healthy, productive manner, and gain the focus they need to succeed during finals week. Come unwind by petting a therapy dog during our "Paws" for a Study Break sessions, grab a warm mug of tea from our Pop-Up Tea Library, have fun in the sun blowing bubbles on the library lawn, and stop by to make your own stress ball. Healthy treats, jigsaw puzzles, and coloring tables will also be available on a drop-in basis to students all week long in the 2nd Floor lobby.  The full schedule can be found here:


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Pop-Up Tea Party
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Pop-Up Tea Party

Need some time to relax and unwind during finals? Take a break at the SSU Library during our De-Stress for Success program. Starting the week of finals, the University Library will host daily programs to help SSU faculty, staff, and students relax during the most stressful time in the semester.

De-stress for Success is a series of activities designed to help students to find ways to reduce stress in a healthy, productive manner, and gain the focus they need to succeed during finals week. Come unwind by petting a therapy dog during our "Paws" for a Study Break sessions, grab a warm mug of tea from our Pop-Up Tea Library, have fun in the sun blowing bubbles on the library lawn, and stop by to make your own stress ball. Healthy treats, jigsaw puzzles, and coloring tables will also be available on a drop-in basis to students all week long in the 2nd Floor lobby.  The full schedule can be found here


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De - Stress For Success
May
12
to May 15

De - Stress For Success

  • Weyden and Brewster, Student Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come relieve some stress with these activities:

Sunday:

DIY Scrunchy Sunday

Board Games

Monday:

Mug Decorating

Jenga Tournament

Tuesday:

Magazine Art

Bingo

Wednesday:

Leather Stamping

Trivia

Wheel of Fortune at the Student Center Info + Tickets desk @ 10 p.m - 12 a.m


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"Paws" For a Study Break
May
12
to May 14

"Paws" For a Study Break

Need some time to relax and unwind during finals? Come relax by petting a therapy dog during our "Paws" for a Study Break sessions. Find us on the 1st Floor of the University Library and the Charlie Brown Cafe courtyard from 1-3 PM.

This is a part of the ongoing De-Stress for Success program presented by the University Library. De-stress for Success is a series of activities designed to help students to find ways to reduce stress in a healthy, productive manner, and gain the focus they need to succeed during finals week.

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Stomping Grounds Prime Time
May
9
3:00 PM15:00

Stomping Grounds Prime Time

On Thurs., May 9th from 3 pm-6 pm at the Wine Spectator Center, we’ll be offering a fresh summer selection of beverages including exclusive local wines, beers and spritzers – Small bites available for an excellent pairing.

This is a Primetime event -

Beverages will be at an adjusted price to reflect the events purpose.

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Scene It Movie, featuring: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
May
4
9:00 PM21:00

Scene It Movie, featuring: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.

Starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett


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Pacific Cultural Night
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Pacific Cultural Night

Pacific Cultural Night is the largest student-run cultural showcase on the SSU campus.  FAASSU uses this showcase to exhibit dances across the Filipino and Polynesian cultures, while also highlighting the talent and cultural heritage of our members and other organizations on campus.  PCN gives us, the students, an opportunity to express our cultural identity as a diverse community on the SSU campus. This year's show will be FAASSU's 10th anniversary of PCN and will be honoring all of the past PCN seasons."

Ticketing info: Tickets will go on sale the first week of April, they are $5 for students and $10 for non students.  The show is at Person Theatre on May 4th, doors open at 7 pm and the show begins at 7:30.


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Fairfield Osborn Naturalists Tours
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Fairfield Osborn Naturalists Tours

The Osborn Preserve is known for its erosive geology, habitat diversity, and aquatic insect communities in Copeland Creek. On your tour, your guide will lead you into the heart of the Preserve, sharing stories about the area's geology, ecology, human history, and on-going research and management.

Public tours are seasonally available on Saturdays. For tour dates, see Center Calendar. No registration is required. Tours last approximately 4 hours. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring food, water, and sunscreen or rain gear (depending on the weather). There is no cost, but donations are recommended and appreciated. Written Directions to Osborn. If you are interested in learning how to lead public tours, we encourage you to take our Docent Naturalist Training. For more information contact Suzanne DeCoursey.

No need to sign up. Just show up.


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