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Wildlife Education Day

Sponsored by SCVAS, Wildlife Education Day has become one of the premier festivals in the Bay Area where hundreds of families come together to celebrate and learn about birds, nature, ecology, and wildlife. Over a dozen nature-oriented organizations will provide live animals demonstrations, educational presentations, free hands-on activities, early morning bird walk, nestbox and bird feeder construction, and more.

This event is free! (Please note: if you choose to build a nestbox, there is a small fee to offset the cost of supplies.)

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Saturday, October 17, 2015
10 AM to 3 PM
Blackberry Farm (get map or driving directions)
21979 San Fernando Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014

Wildlife Education Day Events

Peruse our Wildlife Education Day Program (PDF) that lists the participants, schedule of presentations, and sponsors. Note that this schedule is subject to change and will be posted at the event.

Wildlife Education Day Logo Contest

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Young artists in grades preschool through twelve can participate in this yearly art contest to develop a logo for Wildlife Education Day. All artwork features native California wildlife. The winning logo will be printed and displayed on event flyers, posters, T-shirts, and used in other promotions. Find out how to participate in the 2015 Logo Contest.

2015 Winners! Congratulations to our Wildlife Education Day Logo Contest winners. See their creative winning artwork (PDF)!

Award Artist Grade Theme
First Julianne Chen 7 Long-eared Chipmunk
Second Madison Pearson 9 Great Horned Owl at Night
Third Tobias Berman 5 Grizzly bear in a pine forest
Third Shloka Janapaty 8 Hermes Copper Butterfly
Certificate of Merit for Artistic Excellance Kannon Pearson 11 Coastal Tailed Frog
Honorable Mention Alison Kump 3 Pygmy Nuthatch brings food to nest
Honorable Mention Anne Hu 7 California Wetland Scene
Honorable Mention Ellen Hu 8 Anna's Hummingbird and California Fuscias
Honorable Mention Zara Rauf 6 Bears at Play

Morning Bird Walk (prior sign-up needed)

"Early Birds" can join a guided shorebird walk 8:00 to 9:45 AM in Charleston Slough in Mountain View. Following the walk, participants can drive to the Wildlife Education Day festivities.

Please sign-up for this walk using our online form (sign-up is needed only for the morning bird walk, all are welcome at the festival at any time).

Help Publicize Wildlife Education Day

Help distribute our Wildlife Education Day flyer (PDF). This flyer proudly displays the first place Wildlife Education Day Logo Contest winner's artwork.

Wildlife Education Day photos
Wildlife Education Day

How to become an Exhibitor

We welcome participation of environmental and wildlife organizations as exhibitors or presenters. Simply use our online form to sign-up. Additional information is contained on the form and more will be provided after sign-up. Please note that we have limited space and can only accept organizations on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact our Education and Outreach Director, or (408) 252-3740 if you need additional information.

Location and Parking

Wildlife Education Day festivities are located at Blackberry Farm (get map or driving directions) located near our headquarters in McClellan Ranch Preserve, all located in Cupertino. Blackberry Farm has not only been recently upgraded, but, with our advice, has also restored to improve the natural habitat for native trees, animals, and fish. There is onsite parking at Blackberry Farm.

Updated June 2015

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