Calendar: Special Events
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]
Fundraiser Mailer Stuffing Party
Tuesday November 11 1:00-7:00 PM
Location: McClellan Ranch Park, Cupertino (22221 McClellan Rd.)
Each year, SCVAS sends nearly 4,000 letters to our members, asking for their financial support for our conservation and education programs. This mailing highlights our organization's accomplishments during the past year and is quite an undertaking to prepare. On Tuesday, Nov. 11, volunteers will gather at our McClellan Ranch office to stuff, stamp, and seal almost 4,000 envelopes! Be a part of this fun, fast-paced but relaxed event. This is a nice opportunity to meet other members and volunteers. Raffle prizes and refreshments await you! Call (408) 252-3740 or email [email protected] to RSVP or fill out the Online Sign-up Form.
"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.