Outdoor Explorer Online Program Series and Giveaway

Nature heals us. Study after study has shown that being in nature, or even just viewing images of nature, reduces fear, stress, pain, and worry. Recent research has shown that kids with ADHD who spend time in nature have an increased attention span afterwards. Spending time in nature also connects us to each other, and to the world at large. In our increasingly fast paced and digital world, slowing down and breathing fresh air is a radical act of self-care.  

The library believes that nature is for everyone. We have created an online program series to help connect you with a deeper understanding of the natural history of our area, and to show you how to best get out and enjoy it. From urban wildlife to sustainable photography; from accessible nature areas to local history; we have a program for you!  

Plus, when you attend one of the programs in our series, you can enter our outdoor recreation equipment giveaway. We will be selecting a winner at every event and have loads of great recreation equipment to enhance your next outdoor adventure, be it your backyard, local park, or a distant destination. Details on how to enter will be provided at the beginning of each program 

Currently scheduled speakers: 

  • Birder Bob Lewis 
  • Author and Historian Amelia Marshall 
  • Author and Environmental Historian Peter Alagona 
  • Author and Environmental Advocate John C. Robinson 
  • Nature Photographer Sarah Killingsworth 
  • Access Northern California / BORP 

To see all the speaker engagements and their details, visit tinyurl.com/ccclib-outside 

New programs are still being added, so check back regularly for the most current and updated list. 

Do you want to read more about the benefits of nature, our local environment, and see the works from the authors on our programs list? Check out this Book List, opens a new window to get exploring or visit your local library for more information.  

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