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Wildlife Education Day
Wildlife Education Day

Kid-Friendly Field Trips
Kid-Friendly Field Trips

Wildlife Education Day

This fair sponsored by SCVAS each October has become one of the premier events in the Bay Area where hundreds of families come together to celebrate and learn about birds, nature, ecology, and wildlife. Learn more...

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Young Audubon Elephant Seal Walk
Monday February 15 President's Day Weekend - tours begin at 10:00am, 10:15am and 10:45am
Location: Ano Nuevo State Park
Cost: $7/person for members; $9/person non-members
Ano Nuevo State Reserve is home to the largest mainland breeding colony of Northern Elephant Seals in the world. During the breeding season from December through March, you must be on a Guided Walk to access the reserve. SCVAS has reserved three tours for Young Audubon families. Groups with children will have priority.

These popular 3-mile walks, over rolling sand dunes, last about 2.5 hours and are considered moderately strenuous. We will see a variety of birds, plants, and adult and baby elephant seals. During this particular time of year, we should see mothers nursing and weaning their pups.

Because of the heavy walking, the minimum age for this trip is 7 years old; it is up to each chaperone to make sure that their child is capable of lasting the entire trip. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult. SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED, so we can only take the first 20 people for each scheduled time.

To register, please use the Online Registration Form and follow the instructions for payment. Or call us at 408-252-3740.

Please note: There is a separate, $10/vehicle fee collected at the park entrance. Please bring exact change!

"Bird Poetry Workshop" with Megan O'Brien
Wednesday March 23 7:00-9:00PM
Location: McClellan Ranch Preserve, Cupertino (22221 McClellan Rd.)
Birds are often a source of inspiration for many art forms - painting, photography, sculpture and even music. One such art form that is often overlooked, but that can lend itself to wonderful sweeps of creativity, is Poetry. If you love birds and the spoken word, or just want to liberate your birding imagination by giving it a voice, join us for this special one-night workshop to help you learn how to tap into your own wells of bird-themed inspiration. Register Online or by calling 408-252-3747.

The workshop will focus on the works of well known nature poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, Julie Zickefoose, and more. Participants will explore how to use words to express feelings about birds, and will be invited to share their written endeavors with each other in a safe and friendly environment. All skill levels are welcome, and participants are encouraged to bring poems written previously to share with the group. Let your creativity take flight!

Megan O?Brien is an experienced birder, and likely a familiar name to anyone who has participated in the SCVAS Birdathon the last decade. She is currently an Environmental Studies major at Whitman College, studying creative writing and poetry.


Last modified November 2011

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