Calendar: Special Events
Summer Whale Watching with Young Audubon
Saturday August 30 10:30AM-1:30PM.
Location: Monterey Bay
Cost: $38/person for SCVAS members, $42/person for non-members
Join SCVAS and friends for our annual tradition of whale watching out of Monterey Bay. To see this year's flyer, click here. Families with children have priority for these Young Audubon boating adventures.
Scholarships may be available for families in need. Contact us at the number above to request a scholarship application. Applicants must verify space availability before submitting an application, and applications must be received by August 18th to be considered.
Use the following Online Registration Form to sign up (or call us at 408-252-3740)
Stevens Creek 50K/SCVAS Benefit Run
Saturday September 27 7AM-4PM
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains
Runners and Volunteers are needed to participate in this fun event through the Santa Cruz Mountains. Runners are asked to donate a small registration fee, the proceeds of which go to benefit SCVAS' education and conservation programs. Click Here for more details about the race and how to register.
23rd Annual Wildlife Education Day
Saturday October 18 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Blackberry Farm, 21979 San Fernando Ave, Cupertino
Families are invited to join SCVAS and over a dozen other environmental organizations to celebrate nature and wildlife. There will be live animals, educational presentations, a poster contest, and many hands-on activities, including nestbox and bird feeder building.
Get directions and more information about the day, plus see pictures from past
events, by clicking here. Or to see this year's flyer, click here.
For "Early Birds," we'll have a guided shorebird walk at the Charleston Slough in Mountain View's Baylands at 8AM. Following the walk, participants will caravan to Wildlife Education Day festivities in Cupertino. RSVP is required for the walk only. (408) 252-3740 or [email protected]
"Birds in Big Cities" with Stephanie Ellis, SCVAS Executive Director
Thursday November 13 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Peninsula Humane Society, 1450 Rollins Rd., Burlingame, CA
A special lecture on 2 topics.
The Western Burrowing Owl - Reversing the Downward Trend
Learn about this pint-sized owl in peril. Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society has monitored and enhanced owl habitat on a designated Burrowing Owl preserve in San Jose, where we are finally beginning to see a reverse in the trend of their declining local populations. Learn the natural history of these beautiful owls of San Francisco Bay.
Bird-Safe Building Design - Safe Birds in Big Cities
It is estimated that hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of birds are killed annually in the United States due to collisions with reflective windows on buildings. Learn how Santa Clara Valley Audubon has been working with major cities and large corporations in the San Francisco Bay Area to encourage them to adopt bird-safe building alternatives. We?re working to en- sure that a safe path is paved for birds in big cities with some impressive outcomes!
Email Stephanie at executivedirector@ scvas.org for further details.