Come to Big Oak Canyon for an evening of stargazing and stories! Bring a chair or mat to lie on, and warm clothing to get cozy. Learn how to read the night sky and observe its patterns like humans have done for millennia. Learn some of the constellations and the stories that connect them. You’ll have the opportunity to look through a telescope at the stars and moon, and will hopefully leave oriented better to the natural rhythms of the sky and the seasons. 

Participants are invited to camp (optional) at Big Oak Canyon over night for an additional fee. Campers may arrive at 6 PM on the day of the class and depart by 10 AM the next morning.

Telescopes will be available for star gazing.

Hot tea will be provided. Due to Covid-19, please provide your own reusable mug.

Registration Details:

Who: All ages welcome

When: Saturday, January 22nd from 5-7 PM

Where: Big Oak Canyon (in Silverado Canyon), driving directions will be sent to you via email upon registration

Price: $32 per person, optional campout is an additional $30 per family

Please see our Covid-19 Policy for current protocols.

Scholarships Available

 Earthroots is committed to creating nature connection opportunities for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) participants. We are offering two full BIPOC Scholarships for this program.

It is Earthroots Field School’s policy and pleasure to make scholarship space available in its programs for those in need.

Instructor Profile

Shane Brown

Tracker, craftsman, educator, and caretaker of Big Oak Canyon property. Shane also teaches ancestral arts, leads volunteer days at Big Oak Canyon, and teaches Spanish Immersion in Nature at Earthroots Field School. He is dedicated to learning and sharing the skills that it takes to be a human living in deep connection to other living things.

Karen Graham

Karen began her adventure with Earthroots in 2013 with her children in the Forest Kindergarten program shortly after moving to Orange County. She is a mother of four school aged children, and spending time with them outdoors is a priority. Karen was a public school teacher for 14 years in Long Beach, and she has a multiple subject teaching credential and a Master of Education in Dual Language Development. Last year, she volunteered at her kids’ elementary school as the Green Team Coordinator where she ran the school garden with students, organized a Waste Free Wednesday program, and conducted student led composting.