Regional Rendezvous 2017
Located in eastern Sonoma County, approximately 25 minutes from downtown Santa Rosa and a 90 minute drive north of San Francisco, Pepperwood manages a 3,200-acre nature preserve located in the heart of a globally-recognized biodiversity hotspot. The preserve is an important refuge for over 750 varieties of native plants and 150 species of wildlife including birds, reptiles, and mammals representing California's diverse climates.
Please contact Brook Gamble, phone: 707-744-1424 x108 with questions.
Due to popular demand, registration is now closed. Please click here to join the waitlist.
What's happening at the Regional Rendezvous?
- Plenary Speakers
- Lightning Talks
- Science Communication Workshop
- Field Excursions & Art Workshop
Schedule (subject to minor changes)
|Omar Gallardo||Stu Weiss|
Looking for our Roots
Omar Gallardo is the Outreach and Diversity Director for LandPaths, a community-based land stewardship organization in Sonoma County. LandPaths creates ways for people to experience the beauty, understand the value, and assist in healing the land in their local communities. Omar oversees the monthly Vamos Afuera family outing series, Inspired Forward teen program and the Bayer Farm community garden as a continuing effort to expand the diversity and relevance of the organization’s programs.
After 39 years of chasing butterflies, what have I caught?
Stu Weiss is Chief Scientist of Creekside Science, which provides scientific and conservation expertise to diverse organizations as they cope with the rapidly changing 21st Century environment. He has researched the Bay checkerspot butterfly and serpentine grasslands since 1979, and has authored numerous scientific papers concerning climate change/microclimate, population dynamics, nitrogen deposition, and conservation ecology.
Faith Kearns will lead discussion on a framework for growing individual “comfort with discomfort” and enhancing our ability to effectively interact in this rich, relational world through practices like deep listening. We will practice these skills in this interactive workshop.
Faith Kearns is a scientist and communications specialist with the California Institute for Water Resources at the University of California. Trained as a freshwater ecologist, she has had an eclectic career spanning academia, the non-profit world, and government, and topics ranging from wildfire to sharks to streams.