Wildlife Education Day
Wildlife Education Day
Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 10 AM to 2 PM
at McClellan Ranch Preserve in Cupertino
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-related 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: there is a small fee for building a nestbox to offset the cost of supplies.)
Help distribute our 2012 event flyer (PDF).
Check out our 2012 schedule and program (PDF). This schedule is subject to change; the exact schedule will be available during the event.
California Native Wildlife Poster Contest
School-aged can children participate in our popular poster contest (PDF) featuring original artwork of local wildlife. Posters will be proudly displayed during the festival. Awards for the winning posters will be distributed at a ceremony during the day's festivities. Teachers can use our classroom discussion guidelines (PDF) to prepare for this poster contest; these guidelines adhere to California State Education Standards for kindergarten to sixth grades.
Winners! Congratulations to the creative 2012 art studio (PDF) and the public school (PDF) poster winners.
Morning Bird Walk
"Early Birds" can join a guided shorebird walk at 8:00 AM in Charleston Slough in Mountain View. Following the walk, participants can drive to the Wildlife Education Day festivities. RSVP is required only for the walk at (408) 252-3740 or by email.
Wildlife Education Day festivities are located at our headquarters in scenic McClellan Ranch Preserve in the city of Cupertino. Due to limited parking space at the preserve, please park at nearby Monta Vista High School. Disabled parking only is available at the preserve.
Directions to Parking and Free Shuttle
We provide free parking and free prompt shuttle from nearby Monta Vista High School.
Monta Vista High School
21840 McClellan Road, Cupertino:
- Hwy 85 to Cupertino.
- Turn WEST on Steven Creek Blvd. If you were heading south on 85, this will be a right, if you were heading north, this will be a left.
- Take the 1st light LEFT onto Bubb Road.
- Turn RIGHT on McClellan Road.
- Continue on McClellan passing Lincoln Elementary School on the left. The next school is Monta Vista High on the left.
- Turn LEFT into the Monta Vista High School parking lot.
Map to parking at Monta Vista High School:
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Last modified September 2012