The Sonoma Valley Education Foundation is thrilled to offer Sonoma Valley's teachers and staff two opportunities for events to celebrate the end of the school year, thanks to our business partners Sonoma Raceway and Gundlach Bundschu Winery. Plus there are a few seats remaining in a free course on fire resilience (with $100 stipend!) with the Sonoma Ecology Center.
NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 Race on Sunday, June 12th
Teachers & Staff can secure a ticket for themselves and a guest by using the below ticket purchase link and entering their @sonomaschools.org email to create a login. From there, it is as easy as selecting your desired seats based on availability!
Huichica Music Festival at Gundlach Bundschu Winery
The Bundschu family believes life is better together—and in light of recent events and the circumstances over the past two years, we want to send the teachers in our communities a little extra love (and fun!) right now. The work you do is so valuable and crucial to our communities—so, THANK YOU for all you do! Gundlach Bundschu would like to thank and celebrate the extraordinary educators in our community and beyond by extending complimentary weekend passes to Huichica Music Festival June 10-11, 2022.
What: COMPLIMENTARY WEEKEND PASSES TO HUICHICA MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR TEACHERS (50 weekend passes available; see below for ticket instructions)
When & where: Huichica Music Festival, June 10-11 at Gundlach Bundschu Winery (2000 Denmark St., Sonoma, CA)
How to acquire: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line TEACHERS AT HUICHICA; include name, school, email address, and a copy/photo of school id/credential/lanyard.
Exclusive training for SV Teachers
Fire Resilience: A free course for Sonoma Valley Teachers
Saturday and Sunday, July 16th and 17th, 2022
8am - 2pm
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Fire, smoke, and the threat of them, now disrupt and complicate education across California each fall. As our climate continues to change, California’s fire seasons are predicted to continue getting longer and more severe. To adapt to this new normal, students and teachers need strategies for fire resilience.
Fire resilience is the ability to persist in spite of the fire, and recover from it. In this two-day course, taught at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, we will first learn, in recently burned habitat, about how California’s wild plants, animals, and ecosystems achieve resilience, and how fire can be a positive as well as negative ecological force. We will then discuss the science on how we can build psychological fire resilience by an understanding of fire ecology, having positive experiences in nature, and intentionally seeing resilience. Finally, we will try out simple techniques for building resilience, including habitual nature intake and discussing past examples of our own resilience. Participating Sonoma Valley teachers will receive a $100 per day stipend, lunch, and a SUGARLOAF/JACK LONDON FREE ANNUAL PARK PASS.
Register via link below:
Please address questions to Dr. Dan Levitis email@example.com.
This Sonoma Ecology Center course is funded by donors to the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation.