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Bay Nature magazineApril-June 2013

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.

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

Environmental Volunteers’ Allen Berkowitz For Palo Alto-based Environmental Volunteers, personal exploration of nature is what it’s all about.  By providing ...

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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.


Cut Off from Nature or Take the Right Cut-off?

January 05, 2013 by Paul Epstein

Another father-son geocaching adventure: Learning to love wetlands, even the ones by the highway.

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Bay Nature Honors Three Local Heroes

December 17, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Berkeley, CA (December 17, 2012) — A beloved ranger/naturalist at Muir Woods, a dynamic advocate for open ...

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2013 Local Hero Award for Youth Engagement

December 13, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Each year, the nonprofit Bay Nature Institute, based in Berkeley, selects three individuals who are making outstanding contributions to the ...

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Bay Area’s Top 10 nature gifts for the holidays

December 10, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

Hey, Bay Area nature lovers. Still on the hunt for a perfect holiday gift? Bay Nature has assembled a Top 10 list of local nature gifts.


Geocaching in Oakland

December 01, 2012 by Paul Epstein

Follow the geocaching adventures of a father and son, this time in Oakland, underground.

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Getting People Outside

November 28, 2012 by Beth Slatkin

In a previous era, Michael Closson might have been a pioneer outdoorsman in the Sierra Nevada. Now he’s simply an ...

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An Outdoor Bill of Rights for Kids

October 18, 2012 by Paul Epstein

Some people work full time on behalf of environmental education. Carol Johnson works double-time. As both the Assistant General Manager ...

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