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Webinar: Conservation for Whom?

Webinar CA

Exclusion to Inclusion Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) in welcoming The Avarna Group for this educational webinar focused on the controversial history of conservation in the United States and work to change the future. About This Webinar This session … Read more

Conservation for Whom?

A Modern Look at American Conservation History, From Exclusion to Inclusion Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) in welcoming The Avarna Group for this educational webinar focused on the controversial history of conservation in the United States and work to … Read more

Free

In Person: Indigenous Peoples’ Day at Filoli

Filoli 86 Canada Rd., Woodside

A day celebrating the creativity of the contemporary Indigenous community. Join us in the Meadow on October 11 for celebrations with Kim Shuck and Café Ohlone. 11am-1pm Visit with artist Kim Shuck while she creates beadwork inspired by Bay Area … Read more

free with admission

50th Anniversary Bayside Family Festival

Cooley Landing 2091 Bay Road, East Palo Alto

Come celebrate Midpen’s 50th Anniversary of public open space preservation, protection, restoration, access and education. This free-admission family festival at Ravenswood Preserve and Cooley Landing of East Palo Alto is fun for nature lovers of all ages. Explore the 2.9-mile … Read more

Free

Black Birders Week: The Awe of Birdwatching

Zoom Webinar

Celebrate Black Birders Week with this inspiring Zoom talk by John C. Robinson, award-winning ornithologist and author of "Birding for Everyone: Encouraging People of Color to Become Birdwatchers." John will draw on his personal experience as an African-American wildlife biologist … Read more

Free

California State Parks Week

Various Locations

The public is invited to celebrate the first annual California State Parks Week, June 14-18, presented by California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, Parks California and the California State Parks Foundation. Through special community events and in-person and virtual … Read more

Park admission, events are free

Audubon Virtual Advocacy Day

Online Zoom

Birds of a feather will flock together for Audubon Virtual Advocacy Day on August 3, 2022. Speak up for California's birds and our communities via ZOOM meetings with your legislators. It's fun, easy, and makes a BIG difference! We need … Read more

Free

Senderos: Animales en Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA

¡Estás invitado a nuestra aventura de Animales! Recorreremos los senderos Meadow y Hillside (2 millas) en busca de señales hechas por animales. Aprendemos sobre la comida y el comportamiento de algunos animales comúnmente encontrados en el parque como osos, culebras, … Read more

$10

Heritage Day Festival

China Camp State Park 1898 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, California

Prepare to be dazzled during this year’s Heritage Day festival on August 27 at the historic China Camp Village. See the vibrantly-colored costumes of rhythmic lion dancers, and listen to the harmonious strumming of the guzheng. You can also try … Read more

Free

Entomology After Dark – CA Biodiversity Day

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA

This outing will take us on a night jaunt full of night time insects along Meadow Trail and back. Naturalist Damon Tighe will lead a short introduction to bugs, light trapping, and the iNaturalist app with a short dose of … Read more

$10

Oaks Hike

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA

Oaks are a keystone species in Sonoma County, but they also hold immeasurable cultural significance for the local California indigenous peoples. Join Desirae Harp, member of the Wappo tribe, on this hike at Sugarloaf full of storytelling, singing, and cultural … Read more

Free – $15

Wildland Knowledge of Native Peoples

Skyline Ridge Preserve CA

Explore how native peoples who have lived in this area for thousands of years took care of the land before the arrival of Europeans. Join Docent Naturalists Marie Faust Evitt, Ann McCarty, and Helena Cohen for a leisurely-paced hike (app. … Read more

Free

Hiking Coyote Hills

Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd, Fremont, CA

This saunter takes you from marshland to hilltop through thousands of years of human history and millions of years of geologic time. Coyote Hills was once the site of a Tuibun Ohlone village. In more recent times, it was a ranch … Read more

Free

Down For the Count: Exploring Bird Diversity at Point Reyes

Bear Valley Picnic Area 1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road, Point Reyes Station

For over fifty years the Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count (CBC) has been an annual tradition monitoring the winter populations of over two hundred species of birds here. Point Reyes National Seashore and adjoining areas rank in the top ten … Read more

$70 – $80

Doran Beach Tidepool Talk

Doran Regional Park 201 Doran Beach Road, Bodega Bay, CA

Have you ever wondered how a sea star eats? How many different types of sea urchins live along our Sonoma coastline? Learn about the diversity of the rocky shoreline in this family-friendly, hands-on presentation while you sit and gaze at the … Read more

Free