Wildlife Education Day
Wildlife Education Day
Our 2013 festival was a huge success thanks to our dedicated volunteers and exhibitors.
Please come to our next festival in October 2014!
Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10 AM to 3 PM
at Blackberry Farm (get map or driving directions)
21979 San Fernando Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014
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.)
Location and Parking
Note the new location and new extended hours this year! 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.
Morning Bird Walk (prior sign-up needed)
"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.
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).
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. Teachers can also download and show students our poster contest presentation to help them create the perfect poster entry.
Winners! Congratulations to the creative 2013 poster winners.
Help Publicize Ed Day
Help distribute our 2013 event flyer (PDF).
How to become an Exhibitor
We welcome participation of environmental and wildlife organizations as exhibitors or presenters. Simply use our online form or printable 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.
Last modified September 2013