River Otter Ecology Project - About
Due to their charisma, river otters are important ambassadors for watershed conservation. Their recent return to our local Bay Area watersheds is a sign of environmental success and a reason for faith in the efficacy of restoration efforts. Launched in 2012, ROEP is the first and only organization in Central California to research and link river otter population recovery to watershed health and conservation.
Our mission is to illustrate the linkages between the recovery of local river otter populations and healthy watersheds, and foster public and organizational participation in restoration and conservation.
Through research, we are determining the conservation status, ecology and basic health information for river otter populations in the San Francisco Bay Area. This information will help inform conservation strategies. Our educational initiatives and broad grassroots partnerships actively engage the public and organizations in their protection, through citizen science and field-research opportunities, environmental outreach and education.
We believe that leveraging the charisma of these fascinating predators will help us ensure the health of Bay Area watersheds for generations to come.
About Science Speaker Series
The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County is excited to host S³ (Science Speaker Series) for young scientists. Join us the third Saturday of the month at 2 PM!
Children 6 and older, and their families, are invited to the Children's Museum every THIRD Saturday of the month at 2 PM. Community groups and scientists working in many exciting fields will be on hand to talk about their work and answer questions. Every month brings a new topic. Join us for fun afternoons of learning about topics like animal rescue and conservation, sea life, pollinators, and more!
- Seating is limited, please arrive early!
- No pre-registration required
- Our S³ program is included in the admission cost, or membership, to the Museum
- Because seating is limited and the talks are developed specifically for older children, we ask that all attendees are 6 years and older.
The Children's Museum of Sonoma County thanks the Farley Family Charitable Foundation for supporting this program with their generous grant.