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Young Audubon Summer Adventure: Bird Banding with SFBBO
Saturday August 16 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 our new Online Registration Form to sign up. Groups with children receive priority.

Scholarships are available for families in need. Click Here for details and an application.

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.


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 More...


What's New at SCVAS

MidPeninsula Environmental Educators Alliance Calendar: We're trying to get a better location for this calendar, but in the meantime, if you're a MEEA member, you can see all upcoming meetings and activities on the MEEA calendar.

You can also access the Membership Dues Form.

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