Find events about nature and wildlife happening around the greater San Francisco Bay Area! During the COVID-19 pandemic, all listings are virtual events, unless noted. For in-person events, remember to practice COVID-19 safety measures, including mask-wearing and social distancing.

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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.

Bay Nature Talks

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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September 2020
Friday, September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Wildfire burning along a lake

California Fire Science Seminar Series

Zoom Webinar, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, California 94122 + Google Map
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Saturday, September 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 26, 2020

In Person-Coastal cleanup on all state beaches in North Coast Redwoods District

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Saturday, September 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 24, 2020

In Person: Become a Certified California Naturalist immersed in the natural history and unparalleled beauty of the Point Reyes National Seashore.

Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 + Google Map
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Saturday, September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 28, 2021

In-Person: Visit Sonoma Garden Park’s Saturday Morning Harvest Market

Sonoma Garden Park, 19996 7th St E, Sonoma, CA 95476 + Google Map
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Saturday, September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A Lens on Lichens: Discover Nature Class

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Saturday, September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on September 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Webinar: How Climate Change is Worsening California’s Fires and What to do About it

Zoom Webinar, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, California 94122 + Google Map
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Saturday, September 26 @ 9:45 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:45 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Nellie telescope at Chabot Space and Science Center

Virtual Telescope Viewing

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Sunday, September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

17th Annual Nature’s Inspiration

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Tuesday, September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 27, 2021

Ask Jack (Zoom)

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Wednesday, September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 21, 2021

Nature Journal Educator’s Forum

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October 2020
Thursday, October 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2020

Bay Day Trail Challenge

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Thursday, October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Webinar: Who’s Who in the Oaks

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Thursday, October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 22, 2021

The Nature Journal Workshop

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Thursday, October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 5, 2020

Writing about Birds

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Thursday, October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar: California’s Climate Refugia, Mapping the Stable Places

Zoom Webinar, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, California 94122 + Google Map
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Friday, October 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2020

Bay Day Trail Challenge

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Friday, October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2020

Wildfire burning along a lake

California Fire Science Seminar Series

Zoom Webinar, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, California 94122 + Google Map
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Saturday, October 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2020

Bay Day Trail Challenge

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