Wildlife Education Day
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: there is a small fee for building a nestbox to offset the cost of supplies.)
Saturday, October 18, 2014
10 AM to 3 PM
Blackberry Farm (get map or driving directions)
21979 San Fernando Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014
NEW! California Native Wildlife Logo Contest
We have a new format for the art contest this year to create a logo for Wildlife Education Day! Young artists in grades preschool through twelve can participate in our California Native Wildlife Logo Contest. The winning artwork will be printed and displayed on event flyers, posters, T-shirts, and used in other promotions. All contest participants should adhere to the artwork specifications and submit the completed form contained in the California Native Wildlife Logo Contest information document (PDF).
Winners! Congratulations to the creative 2013 Poster Contest winners. Watch here in November for the announcement of the 2014 California Native Wildlife Logo Contest.
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).
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 Programs Coordinator, [email protected] or (408) 252-3740 if you need additional information.
Location and Parking
Wildlife Education Day festivities are located at newly upgraded 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 August 2014