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Local Hero Awards

Since 2011, Bay Nature Institute has been honoring remarkable local conservation and nature leaders and activists at our annual Local Hero Awards. We are currently accepting nominations for our 2021 virtual celebration.

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Listen to conversations with experts and expand your nature knowledge with Bay Nature Talks. Watch past webinars and stay up-to-date on future talks.



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December 2019
December 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 6, 2019 at 10:00 am

Botanical Illustration: Winter and Holiday Subjects

UC Botanical at Berkeley, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720 + Google Map
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December 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Doodling Diagrams (Saratoga)

West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga,, CA 95070 + Google Map
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December 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Doodling Diagrams (Cupertino)

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December 13, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Doodling Diagrams (Palo Alto)

Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, 94303 + Google Map
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December 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Salmon Spawning Field Trip

Leo T. Chronin Fish Viewing Area, Shafter Bridge on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Lagunitas, CA 94968 + Google Map
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December 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on August 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 27, 2020 at 10:00 am

Nature Journal Fieldtrip – Hawk Hill in Marin Headlands

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January 2020
Saturday, January 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Art & Nature: A New Year’s Celebration

Forager Tasting Room & Eatery, 420 S. 1st Street, SAn Jose, CA + Google Map
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Wednesday, January 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sailor's Nature Guide, by John Muir Laws

Nature Journal Workshop (Lafayette)

Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette,, CA 94549 + Google Map
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February 2020
Saturday, February 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Forest Floor: Leaves, Roots, Moss and Fungi – Gouache Techniques Workshop with Lucy Martin

Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road (corner of Occidental Rd), Santa Rosa, 95401 + Google Map
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Saturday, February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ama la Tierra – EcoCenter Art Exhibit

EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto, CA + Google Map
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March 2020
Saturday, March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Senderos: Arte en el parque

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452 + Google Map
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April 2020
Saturday, April 4 - Sunday, May 31
Landscape painting: Sunrise over the Valley by Kathy O'Leary

Virtual “Into the Oaks” Group Art Exhibit

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May 2020
Thursday, May 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

cinnamon-chested bee eaters: illustration by John Muir Laws

Bird Drawing Lessons with John Muir Laws

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Thursday, May 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

cinnamon-chested bee eaters: illustration by John Muir Laws

Bird Drawing Lessons with John Muir Laws

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Thursday, May 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

cinnamon-chested bee eaters: illustration by John Muir Laws

Bird Drawing Lessons with John Muir Laws

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June 2020
Tuesday, June 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Drawing Butterflies

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Tuesday, June 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Drawing Frogs

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Tuesday, June 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Drawing Lizards

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August 2020
Saturday, August 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sun-Flowers and Summer Flowers in Colored Pencil

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