Calendar: Kid's Events
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Wildlife Education Day
Kid-Friendly Field Trips
Wildlife Education Day
This fair sponsored by SCVAS each October has become one of the premier events in the Bay Area where hundreds of families come together to celebrate and learn about birds, nature, ecology, and wildlife. Learn more...
More Kid-Friendly Events
"Young Audubon Day of Service" with SCVAS, Acterra and the City of Cupertino.
Monday January 20 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Time still TBC)
Location: McClellan Ranch Park, Cupertino (22221 McClellan Rd.)
Nestled in the heart of Cupertino, McClellan Ranch Preserve is a hidden gem of a nature preserve. Unfortunately, years of encroachment from non-native species has taken its toll on this lovely area, and we want to help bring it back to its natural beauty! With a variety of activities - from invasive species removal, to planting native plants, to aquatic invertebrate monitoring, and more! - there will be something to catch the interest and the passion of all ages! Children of all ages are welcome with parental guidance. Participants are welcome to stay for as long as they would like - including for some post-restoration activities as well - but for planning purposes, we do ask that all please arrive by 8:30AM. Please RSVP - with participant numbers and ages - to 408-252-3740 or via email to email@example.com.
Breeding Elephant Seal Hike with Young Audubon
Monday February 17 Times still TBD (three tour times to choose from).
Location: Ano Nuevo State Reserve
Cost: $9 per person ($7 for SCVAS members), parking: $10 per vehicle
Ano Nuevo State Reserve is home to the largest mainland breeding colony of Northern Elephant Seals in the world. During the breeding season from December through March, you must be on a Guided Walk to access the reserve. SCVAS has reserved three tours for Young Audubon families. Groups with children will have priority.
These popular 3-mile walks, over rolling sand dunes, last about 2.5 hours and are considered moderately strenuous. We will see a variety of birds, plants, and adult and baby elephant seals. During this particular time of year, we should see mothers nursing and weaning their pups.
Because of the heavy walking, the minimum age for this trip is 7 years old; it is up to each chaperone to make sure that their child is capable of lasting the entire trip. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult. SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED, so we can only take the first 20 people for each scheduled time. ONLY PHONE RESERVATIONS WILL BE HONORED, so please call (408) 252-3740.
Please note: There is a separate, $10/vehicle fee collected at the park entrance. Please bring exact change!
Last modified November 2011