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Day of the Child

Celebrate Day of the Child -  April 29, 2017

Apr 1, 2017


By Sandi Funke

Celebrate Day of the Child/ Dia Del Niño with Family, Nature, and Fun on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at twelve locations throughout Sonoma County. Hosted by the Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative (SEEC), Sonoma County parks, nature centers, preserves, interpretive centers, and even a wild animal rehabilitation center will open their doors from 11 am to 3 pm offering amazing outdoor explorations, nature crafts, tractor rides, creek walks, ropes course, bird box building, hands-on activities, visits with animals, family nature walks, and more! Day of the Child will end with an amazing concert by Zun Zun. The concert will take place at Roseland Village Neighborhood Center from 4 to 5:30 pm.

Kids love the ropes course at Westminster Woods.“The goal of SEEC’s Day of the Child event is to connect our community’s diverse families with the multitude of local outdoor opportunities available. Sonoma County has so much to offer and this will be the perfect opportunity for folks to get out and explore new areas. It will be a fabulous day to have fun with your kids and get outside!” explain county supervisor James Gore. Herman Hernandez, Chairperson of Los Cien explains,

FREE and several will be in English and Spanish. To learn more, visit our interactive storymap at under the tab “Day of the Child.” Participants can visit one of the twelve sites or may choose to visit several. The storymap includes directions to each site as well as times for site-specific activities.

SEEC is a regional collaboration of environmental education groups whose aim in working together is to increase environmental literacy in Sonoma County. To learn more about the Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative, please visit: This event is possible with generous support from the Community Foundation Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District.

Event site location list:

• Forestville—Westside Water Education Center, Sonoma County Water Agency

• Guerneville—Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods

• Occidental—Westminster Woods Camp and Conference Center, Westminster Woods Environmental Education Program, Santa Rosa

• Spring Lake Environmental Discovery Center, Sonoma County Regional Parks

• Laguna Environmental Center, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

• Pepperwood Preserve,  Pepperwood Preserve

• Rancho Mark West, LandPaths

• Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, South County

•Penngrove—Fairfield Osborn Preserve SSU, Center for Environmental Inquiry

• Petaluma—Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue, Sonoma Valley

• Maxwell Farms Regional Park, Sonoma Ecology Center, Sonoma Land Trust

• Sonoma Barracks/Montini Preserve, California State Parks



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