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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...

More Kid-Friendly Events

The Art of the Nest - Identifying Birds By What They Build
Tuesday May 26 6:30-8:00PM (Class); Saturday May 30; 8:30-11:00AM (Field)
Location: McClellan Ranch Preserve, 22221 McClellan Rd, Cupertino
Cost: $30 members; $45 non-members
Leader: Freddy Howell and Toby Goldberg (SCVAS Ed Committee)

The way a bird builds its nest can tell you where it lives, what it eats, and much more. This information, in turn, can be a valuable tool in learning how to identify birds in the field. We'll discuss the different ways birds nest, examine many of their creations, and learn what we need to look for when birding. Our field trip will follow up with a visit to the nest boxes at McClellan Ranch to see nesting in action.

All ages welcome (with adult supervision). Register Online or by calling the SCVAS office at 408-252-3747.

Summer Nature Adventures: Day Camp for Grades 2-6
Monday July 20 through Friday, July 24th. 9:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Various locations.
Cost: $270/child for SCVAS members; $295/child for non-members
Bugs, Birds, Plants, Creeks, and more - a unique Summer Camp for nature lovers! Join SCVAS, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) and Shoreline at Mountain View as we explore the wonderful world around us. A great chance to be outdoors and get dirty! Registration is now open but space is limited - don't wait! More...

Young Audubon Summer Adventure: Bird Banding with SFBBO
Saturday August 15 8:00 AM-10:00 AM (arrive at 7:45AM)
Location: Meets at McCarthy Ranch in Milpitas
Cost: $25/family (or $8/child, $10/adult)
Join us for Conservation Science in Action!

Come share in a very special opportunity to witness a live bird banding demonstration provided by experts from the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory. An invaluable tool for conservation, restoration and mitigation research, this bird banding activity will allow participants to view a wild bird up close and personal, as well as tour an area of active habitat restoration. This tour is for ages 7 and up and lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

Due to the special access involved, participants will need to carpool/caravan into the research site. Prompt arrival at 7:45AM at the meeting location is required.

Space is limited, call (408) 252-3740 or use the Online Registration Form to sign up. Groups with children receive priority.

Location: McCarthy Ranch in Milpitas, located one exit west of the 237/880 interchange. Meet at the [former] Borders Bookstore parking lot at the McCarthy Ranch. More specific directions will be sent to registered participants the week prior to the activity.

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