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January 2020
January 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bird Photography Field Trip to Central Valley

Cosumnes River Preserve, 13501 Franklin Blvd.
Galt, CA 95632 United States
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February 2020
February 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Wallace Stegner Lecture with Kevin Fedarko & Peter McBride

Mountain View Center For the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA United States
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February 28, 2020 @ 10:45 am - 1:00 pm

Memorial Day History Sail on San Francisco Bay

Schooner Freda B, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 465
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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March 2020
March 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Coyote Valley Spring BioBlitz

Coyote Creek Visitor Center at Anderson Lake, 19245 Malaguerra Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 United States
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March 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Spring Wildlife Walk

Hellyer County Park – Cottonwood Lake, 996 Hellyer Ave, Cottonwood Lake Entrance
San Jose, 95111
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March 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Baylands and Beyond – EcoCenter Art Exhibit

Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, 94303
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May 2020
May 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
thistle by Beth Newman

Local Nature: Backyard Photography

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September 2021
September 18, 2021 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Bird Photo Big Day Fall Challenge 2021

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January 2022
Saturday, January 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opening Reception “Conservation in Biodiversity” Photography by Joshua Asel

Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road (corner of Occidental Rd)
Santa Rosa, 95401
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Sunday, January 16 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Estate Hike: La Cruz Vineyard

Keller Estate Winery, 5875 Lakeville Hwy
Petaluma, CA 94954 United States
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February 2022
Sunday, February 13 @ 9:45 am - 12:30 pm

Wildlife and Ecology Sail on San Francisco Bay

Schooner Freda B, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 465
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Monday, February 14 @ 4:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Valentine’s Day 2022 Sunset Sail on San Francisco Bay

Schooner Freda B, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 465
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Wednesday, February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Full Moon Sail on San Francisco Bay

Schooner Freda B, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 465
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Saturday, February 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opening Reception for “Conservation in Biodiversity” Photography by Joshua Asel

Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road (corner of Occidental Rd)
Santa Rosa, 95401
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March 2022
Tuesday, March 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Seabird Monitoring Class Orientation

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April 2022
Sunday, April 10 @ 9:45 am - 12:30 pm

Wildlife and Ecology Sail on San Francisco Bay

Schooner Freda B, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 465
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Saturday, April 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Art Walk: Gallery and Grounds Open at the Laguna Environmental Center

Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road (corner of Occidental Rd)
Santa Rosa, 95401
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Sunday, April 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

BioBlitz at Shady Oaks Park

Shady Oaks Park, 948 Coyote Road
San Jose, 95111
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Tuesday, April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Joel Sartore, National Geographic Explorer, at The Lawrence

Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, 94720
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Mostly Water: An Online Art & Poetry Competition


***Make a Splash*** Calling all artists, poets, and photographers! The River Otter Ecology Project presents an art and poetry competition open to everyone — juniors, teens, and adults, amateurs and pros. Featuring professional judges and prizes! Submit your artwork between July 1 and September 1. For more information, entry forms, and sponsorship opportunities, visit RiverOtterEcolog...

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In Person and Online Hybrid: Fun with Fog: The Art of Soft-Light Nature & Landscape Photography


This is an online and in-person hybrid event. For those who know, summer along the California coast usually means fog, sometimes lots and lots of fog. Sadly, many photographers are stuck with the mindset that you can only make good photos if you have epic sunrise or sunset golden-light conditions, but this simply isn’t true. Many wonderful images can be made under the soft umbrella cloak of a...

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In Person: Develop Your Photographic Eye


Want to have a fun weekend learning photography in beautiful Pt Reyes.? Don’t let the buttons, dials and choices on your DSLR camera overwhelm you! It is time to master your technique and unlock your creativity. We will be working through the technical ABCs of photography as well as opening up the doors of possibility for your creative, inspired imagination. There is no better place to be energi...

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Call for Entries: The Splash Annual Art, Photography & Poetry Contest!


The Splash is an annual art, photography, and poetry contest for all ages, held completely online. We’re inviting children, young adults and adults both amateur and professional to submit their creative best on our theme celebrating WATER, our most precious resource. ...

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