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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October 2020
Thursday, October 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

One Tam Virtual Summit on Climate: Change and Resilience

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Thursday, October 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 30, 2020

In-Person: Independent Learning Field Trip

Huddart County Park, 1100 Kings Mountain Rd., Woodside, CA 94062 + Google Map
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Thursday, October 15 @ 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 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on October 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm

In Person: After-School Nature Walk

Stulsaft Park, 3700 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, 94061 + Google Map
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Thursday, October 15 @ 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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Friday, October 16 @ 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 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 30, 2020

In-Person: Independent Learning Field Trip

Huddart County Park, 1100 Kings Mountain Rd., Woodside, CA 94062 + Google Map
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Friday, October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Growing Local Food and Equity with Pie Ranch

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Friday, October 16 @ 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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Friday, October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Fright Nights Tarantula Hike

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Saturday, October 17 @ 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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Saturday, October 17 @ 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, October 17 @ 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, October 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on October 18, 2020 at 9:30 am

In-Person: UC Botanical Garden Carnivorous Plant Sale 2020

UC Botanical at Berkeley, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720 + Google Map
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Saturday, October 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In Person: Learn How to Use Poles for Hiking and Outdoor Exercise

Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 + Google Map
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Saturday, October 17 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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Weekly on Saturdays

In-Person: Saturday Sunset Sail on San Francisco Bay

Schooner Freda B, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 465, Sausalito, CA 94965 + Google Map
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Saturday, October 17 @ 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, October 18 @ 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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Sunday, October 18 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on Sunday Mornings

In-Person: Sunday Morning Eco-Sail to the Marin Headlands

Schooner Freda B, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 465, Sausalito, CA 94965 + Google Map
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Sunday, October 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on October 18, 2020 at 9:30 am

In-Person: UC Botanical Garden Carnivorous Plant Sale 2020

UC Botanical at Berkeley, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720 + Google Map
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Monday, October 19 @ 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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