Wildlife Education Day
We would like to invite you to attend Wildlife & Harvest Day! 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. This year it will be even bigger as we are partnering with the City of Cupertino to combine Wildlife Education Day with Harvest Festival! Over a dozen nature-oriented organizations will provide live animals demonstrations, educational presentations, free hands-on activities, an early morning bird walk, nestbox and bird feeder construction, face painting, and more.
This event is free! (Note: if you choose to build a nestbox, there is a small fee to offset the cost of supplies.)
Wildlife & Harvest Day Logo Contest
Young artists in grades preschool through twelve can participate in this yearly art contest to develop a logo for Wildlife Education Day. All artwork features native California wildlife. The winning logo will be printed and displayed on event flyers, posters, T-shirts, and used in other promotions.
2016 Winners! Below are the 2016 Wildlife & Harvest Day Logo Contest winners. See their creative winning artwork (PDF)!
|First||Schuyler Lim||8||California Condors in Flight|
|Second||Tomo Yoshino||10||Sagebrush and Bell's Sparrow|
|Third||Sierra Glassman||6||Belted Kingfisher|
|Honorable Mention||Alison Kumpf||4||Chestnut-backed Chickadee|
|Honorable Mention||Madhurima Kesaruju||8||California Native Wildlife and Habitats|
|Honorable Mention||Alice Ou||4||California Native Quail|
|Honorable Mention||Eesha Palasamudrum||7||Pacific Pond Turtle|
|Certificate of Merit for Artistic Excellence||Saanika Patel||5||Poppies|
|Certificate of Merit for Artistic Excellence||Hansika Yadav||7||Grizzly Bear in a Pawprint Shape|
|Certificate of Merit for Artistic Excellence||Sarah He||2||The Golden Trout Fish|
|Certificate of Merit for Artistic Excellence||Vrinda Inani||5||Preserve Deer and Nature Will Become Dear to You!!|
Morning Bird Walk (prior sign-up needed)
"Early Birds" can join a guided bird walk 8:00 to 9:45 AM Palo Alto Baylands. Please note: ALL ages are welcome to attend the walk, but it will be geared towards children. Following the walk, participants can drive to the Wildlife & Harvest Day festivities.
Prior sign-up is required for this walk. Sign-up form coming soon!
Help Publicize Wildlife & Harvest Day
Help distribute our Wildlife & Harvest Day flyer (Coming soon!). This flyer proudly displays the first place Wildlife & Harvest Day Logo Contest winner's artwork.
Wildlife Education Day
How to become an Exhibitor
We welcome participation of environmental and wildlife organizations as exhibitors or presenters. Simply use our online form to sign-up (Coming soon!). 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 Educational Programs Specialist at email@example.com or (408) 252-3740 if you need additional information.
Location and Parking
Wildlife & Harvest Day festivities are located at Blackberry Farm (get the 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 been restored to improve the natural habitat for native trees, animals, and fish. There is onsite parking at Blackberry Farm.