Calendar: Kid's Events
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Wildlife Education Day
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
"Young Audubon Day of Service" with SCVAS, Acterra and the City of Cupertino.
Monday January 19 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: McClellan Ranch Preserve, Cupertino (22221 McClellan Rd.)
Nestled in the heart of Cupertino, McClellan Ranch Preserve is a hidden gem of a nature preserve. Unfortunately, years of encroachment from non-native species has taken its toll on this lovely area, and we want to help bring it back to its natural beauty! With a variety of activities - from invasive species removal, to planting native plants, to aquatic invertebrate monitoring, and more! - there will be something to catch the interest and the passion of all ages! This activity is most appropriate for ages 8 and up, but children of all ages are welcome with parental guidance. Participants are welcome to stay for as long as they would like - including for some fun post-restoration activities as well - but for planning purposes, we do ask that all please arrive by 8:30AM. Space is limited for this activity, so please RSVP via the Online Registration Form. Contact the SCVAS office at 408-252-3740 with any questions.
Young Audubon Elephant Seal Walk
Monday February 16 President's Day Weekend - times TBD (check back after Dec 22)
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. Please call 408-252-3740 or use the Online Registration Form.
Please note: There is a separate, $10/vehicle fee collected at the park entrance. Please bring exact change!
Wingding Family Fest: A Celebration of Birds and Spring
Saturday May 9 10:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve
Join SCVAS and the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for a day of family fun and discovery focused on birds. Play all day or just stay for awhile.
What does this FREE event offer?
- Enjoy "Amazing Bird Chases" (bird walks) designed to engage beginning bird watchers and advanced folks alike.
- Learn to geocache and explore the trails in search of bird-themed caches with the help of a GPS device and knowledgeable volunteers.
- Special visits from the live birds of Mickaboo and MickaCoo rescue organizations, and many others!
- Other activities will include hands-on science stations, arts and crafts, displays, and more.
- Hike on your own around Horseshoe Lake.
*Algunas actividades tendran traducciones en Espanol*.
No advance registration is required, though some activities will require signing up on-site, on a first-come-first-served basis. Pack a "no garbage lunch" and have a picnic (drinking water will be available). Parking for this event is free.
For full event details, including the activities schedule, please go to the WingDing Event Flyer or contact the SCVAS office at 408-252-3740.
Please note: the activities schedule is subject to change. For the most recent/updated schedule, please Click Here.
HEAVY RAIN CANCELS.
Location and Directions: Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve is located at the junction of Skyline Blvd and Page Mill Rd (in the unincorporated area between Palo Alto, Portola Valley, and La Honda). Click Here for maps and directions.
Last modified November 2011