Summer is fast approaching, and summer camps are filling up fast.

One camp that still has space is the “Budding Biologist” summer camp at Pepperwood Preserve. At this camp, kids will enjoy a day camp filled with outdoor activities, wildlife discovery, easy hiking, nature journaling, and hands-on science activity. Just because school is out doesn’t mean kids can’t learn, and in this fun environment they’ll discover all sorts of interesting facts about nature and the great outdoors.

Environmental educators and camp leaders, Margaret Boeger, Nicole Barden, and Jesse Robinson, all possess degrees in biology and education, with many years of teaching experience in Sonoma County native habitats.

The Budding Biologist day camp is split into two sessions. Kids ages 7-10 are invited to attend June 10-13. And kids ages 10-12 can attend June 17-20. Each session costs $125 and is held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. . Register online by searching for “Pepperwood” at

About Pepperwood:

Pepperwood is a community-supported ecology institute that conducts applied research and provides educational programming with the singular goal of enhancing the stewardship of the Bay Area’s wild lands. Dedicated to the protection of the region’s rich biodiversity represented within its 3,200 acres, Pepperwood provides unique open-space access to nature lovers, volunteers, students of all ages and scientists from the Bay Area and beyond.

The preserve is located at 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road approximately midway between the towns of Santa Rosa and Calistoga off of Franz Valley Road and adjacent to Safari West. Please carpool as parking is limited. For more information about Pepperwood Preserve and its programs, visit

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