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2/20 Saturdays in the Soil (Tentative)

Photo of woman working in the garden in front of the Museum surrounded by native plants in bloom.

This event will only occur if Santa Cruz County is removed from the regional Stay-at-Home order. You can read the full order here.


Saturday, February 20| 10 a.m. to noon
Every third Saturday at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

It’s time to get your hands dirty! We’re excited to relaunch Saturdays in the Soil, a monthly volunteer program in our native plant garden. Learn about local ecology, native plants, and sustainable gardening while coming together as a community (in a physically distanced manner!) to steward Tyrrell Park through the City’s Adopt-A-Park program.

Space is limited and RSVPs are required.

Email volunteer@santacruzmuseum.org to express interest.

What to Expect

  • This native plant garden requires general landscaping, occasional watering, weeding, and replanting.
  • All ages are welcome; children under 14 require adult supervision.
  • Masks are required at all times
  • You are encouraged to bring your own gloves (though this is not required)
  • Limited to 12 volunteers
  • RSVP required
  • Check-in at the amphitheater
  • Upon arrival an orientation will be provided by staff:
    • Covid safety: temperature check, waiver, distancing overview
    • Project details
    • Native plant enrichment
    • Note about state restrictions: If our region remains on the Governor’s Stay-at-Home order, we will need to cancel this event.

2/3 Rockin’ Pop-Up

Wednesday, February 3 | 3 p.m.
Watch live on Facebook

Graham Edwards and Gavin Piccione with fossil

About the Series: Join the Geology Gents, Gavin and Graham, for monthly conversations about rocks live on Facebook. Each month we’ll explore a different geologic topic, from Santa Cruz formations to tips for being a more effective rockhound. Graham Edwards and Gavin Piccione are PhD candidates in geochronology with the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Santa Cruz.

Submit your questions ahead of time by emailing events@santacruzmuseum.org and feel free to include pictures of rocks you’d like identified! Pro-tip: the better the picture, the better the ID.

Watch Past Pop-Ups
Read our blog Rock Record