The San Francisco Bay Area has an extensive array of programming to support little people with big curiosities.

Safe Fishing with Kids for the Bay

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Thanks to the nonprofit Kids for the Bay, each year a few thousand kids learn firsthand why those “Drains to Bay” stencils on storm grates are so important — and why eating fish from San Francisco Bay may not always be a good idea.

Birding with Kids

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With dinosaurs roaming your backyard on a daily basis, why NOT get out there with your kids and start watching those birds?

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Back to the Land at Hidden Villa

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Whether you’re looking for lessons in seed saving or hikes in nature, you’ll find them in the hills above Los Altos at Hidden Villa, which was home to the region’s first youth hostel and interracial summer camp.

A Nature Quest on Corona Heights

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Next time you and your kids head outdoors, you can combine fun, games, and learning to make that hike into a kid-centric adventure! We give it a try in San Francisco.

Insecta-Palooza Takes the Creepy out of Lots of Crawlies

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With Halloween right around the corner, it’s only natural to think of cobwebs and hairy creatures lurking in dark places. Just the thought of these creepy, crawling, eight-legged, web tangling, multi-eyed arachnids can frighten even the toughest individuals. Even yours truly. Luckily, the third installment of Sonoma State University’s Insecta-Palooza is here to remind us that these crawlers aren’t so creepy after all.

Got Kids? Take ’em outside!

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In an alarming poll conducted by the Nature Conservancy, only ten percent of kids said they’re spending time outside everyday. That’s no typo folks, a whopping ten percent! Before you shut off your computer and run outside, check out our list of top kid-friendly picks from our events calendar in October!

Up Close and Personal at Animalpalooza

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Most kids recognize the ring-tailed lemur only as the animated character King Julien from the feature cartoon Madagascar. In real life, this endangered, highly social primate is known for its vocal activity and sun bathing — and it will soon be one of many animals in San Francisco, waiting to meet kids ready to go beyond the DVD player.

Kids Clean Up and Make Art at Ocean Beach

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How do you get 500-plus kids to sit still on the beach? Tell them a helicopter is about to fly overhead and take their collective photograph, and that by the way, they’ll also be on television. It happened at Ocean Beach, and all in the name of ocean conservation.