California is a brand new geological formation in a constant state of flux and at no time in its short history has it undergone as much change as it has in the last 164 years. Subject to climate change, sea level rise, and human impact, the California of the 1850s is barely recognizable today. Join Ranger Linda and watch the Bay Model fill and get familiar with the forces of nature that created the SF Bay Estuary and surrounding areas. Learn how humans transformed the landscape, the consequences of those actions, and what we can do to foster stewardship and conservation in an effort to protect and preserve our Golden State.
The Bay Nature events calendar features events sponsored by Bay Area nature organizations from Sonoma to Santa Cruz. Find guided hikes, learn about Bay Area wildlife, enjoy nature festivals, and more! For Bay Nature-sponsored events click here.