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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.)

 

Michael Lee Environmental Foundation logo

October 22, 2016
10 AM to 3 PM
Blackberry Farm (get map or driving directions)
21979 San Fernando Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014

Wildlife & Harvest Day Logo Contest

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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! Congratulations to our Wildlife & Harvest Day Logo Contest winners. See their creative winning artwork (PDF)!

Award Artist Grade Theme
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.

 

ATTENTION: Please note that the location for the bird walk has changed: The walk will now be held at the Palo Alto Baylands NOT Charleston Slough as in previous years. The RSVP form is still the same and further logistical details will be sent to you once you sign up for the walk.

Prior sign-up is required for this walk.

Help Publicize Wildlife & Harvest Day

Help distribute our Wildlife & Harvest Day flyer. This flyer proudly displays the first place Wildlife & Harvest Day Logo Contest winner's artwork.

 

2016 Exhibitors

Felidae Conservation Fund

 

Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley

 

Palo Alto Junior Nature Museum

 

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

 

Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue   

 

Marine Science Institute

 

Bay Area Amphibian and Reptile Society

 

US Fish and Wildlife Service

 

Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund

 

Rolling Hills 4-H Club of Cupertino

 

Composting Education Program

 

Guadalupe River Park Conservancy

 

Youth Science Institute

 

Pine Ridge Association

 

Grassroots Ecology

 

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

 

 

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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. 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 programs@scvas.org 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.