Kids and Nature

Children are quite naturally drawn to the swallowtail flitting about in the air or the shard of greywacke underfoot, which may be why the San Francisco Bay Area has an extensive array of programming to support little people with big curiosities. Connecting kids to the outdoors helps instill a lifelong respect for nature and may be the key to protecting the Bay Area’s wildlife and open spaces in times to come.

Latest from Kids and Nature

Traditional and Modern Methods of Acorn Preparation

December 05, 2013 by Emily Moskal

Bay Area oaks are prolific, but acorn use has diminished within the last 200 years. With the help of modern kitchenware you can rediscover the art of acorn preparation and its rich history grounded in Native American traditions.

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Pumpkins, Pies and Produce: Harvest Festivals in the Bay Area

October 10, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

As the fog lifts and clear days fill the week, it is a sure sign that fall in the Bay Area is upon us. And what better way to celebrate than by attending one of the many harvest festivals in the Bay Area. Here’s Bay Nature’s festival round-up to get you started.

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Turning Over a New Leaf

September 26, 2013 by Paul Epstein

“Phenology studies the seasonal cycles in nature, such as when flowers bloom, insects hatch, and birds migrate. In the era

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Get outside with the kids: Bay Nature’s top family picks

July 03, 2013 by Jaquelyn Davis

Lazy summer days on your hands? Now’s the time to explore nature with the kids.

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Oakland’s bug guy wants you to like bugs too

June 19, 2013 by Constance Taylor

Eddie Dunbar has helped make Oakland a bit friendlier towards the Bay Area’s creepy-crawlies.

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Finding biodiversity in a bucket

June 05, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Famed National Geographic photographer David Liittschwager teams up to bring the power of “one cubic foot” to the masses.

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Local Hero: Cindy Moreno of WattzOn and Full Circle Farm

May 08, 2013 by David Loeb

It’s not easy to catch up with Cindy Moreno. The daughter of immigrant farmworkers from the Central Valley and a recent graduate in environmental studies from San Jose State, Cindy is doing more than her share for the environment.

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Local Hero: Mia Monroe, Muir Woods National Monument

April 17, 2013 by Jacoba Charles

Officially, Mia Monroe is Site Supervisor of Muir Woods. But what she really does is serve as a passionate ambassador for nature.

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Helping Kids Make the Nature Connection

March 26, 2013 by Paul Epstein

For Palo Alto-based Environmental Volunteers, personal exploration of nature is what it’s all about.  By providing school kids with hands-on

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San Francisco group seeks Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights

January 30, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

A group of San Francisco nature enthusiasts want to make official every kid’s right to climb a tree, see the ocean and ride a bike.

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