Have you ever wondered what happens at Big Oak Canyon when the sun goes down? Join us as we go into the dark to explore the Big Oak Canyon community at night! We’ll go in search of bats, scorpions, owls, and more! Learn to open your senses and practice moving through the night like our animal friends. 

Come experience a quiet sit at sunset and be there as darkness falls. Experience for yourself how the sounds and sights change and a new world comes to life as the sun sets.

Activities of the day

  • Hiking
  • Tracking
  • Story
  • Quiet Sit at sunset

Learning Objective

  • Learn about diurnal and nocturnal animals
  • How to look for signs of animal activity
  • Learn to notice patterns in animal behavior as the sun sets

When: Saturday, June 25th

Time: 7-9 pm

Where: Big Oak Canyon

Who: All ages welcome, ages 16 and up may be dropped off without a parent

Pricing: $32 per participant

Earthroots will provide

  • Tea
  • Coloring Sheets

Participant will provide

  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • Water in a reusable container
  • Layers of clothing depending on weather


Registration deadline: One week prior to class date
All workshops require minimum participant enrollment to run. Camps that do not meet the minimum enrollment will be canceled.


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.

The deadline to apply for all scholarships is 30 days prior to the date of class.
If you have questions, please email us at: [email protected]

About the Instructors

Britta Moore

Britta is an enthusiastic naturalist and educator that grew up beachcombing, tide-pooling, hiking, and camping in California. Britta earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Zoology at California State University of Long Beach. She carried on to teach science (along with some geography and yoga) in K-12 private and public schools for the next nine years. Britta continues to seek out ways to expand her capacity for positive environmental global change, including gaining her Masters in Teaching Biological Sciences with a focus in Conservation Leadership and teaching nature preschool.

Macy Pilkington – Assistant Instructor

Macy brings to our school a passion for youth education in permaculture. She strives to develop a nurturing a connection to nature within our youth in order to protect our future. Macy, native to our beautiful Orange County, spent 2 years at Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture where she created and facilitated classes for youth at public and private schools. She recently received her permaculture certification from Quail Springs. Macy says “I want to nurture the things that I didn’t have as a kid: creativity, art, music, healthy eating, time in nature.”