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Wildlife & Harvest 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. Last year we partnered with the City of Cupertino to combine Wildlife Education Day with Harvest Festival, and the result was phenomenal. We can't wait to do it again this year! 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. Don't miss out on the fun! We'll see you there!

 

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 21, 2017
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 (ages 5-18 years old) can participate in this yearly art contest to develop a logo for Wildlife & Harvest 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. Entries must be submitted by 4:00PM on September 5, 2017. Please print the form and follow the entry guidelines found at the link below. 

For 2017 rules and guidelines, as well as the entry form, please click here.

 

2016 Winners! Below are the 2016 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 Charleston Slough. 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.

2017 Exhibitors (Updated regularly)

Wildlife Education Day photos
Wildlife & Harvest Day

How to become an Exhibitor

We welcome participation of environmental and wildlife organizations as exhibitors or presenters. Simply use the online form below 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 Outreach Coordinator at outreach@scvas.org or (408) 627-7172 if you need additional information.

Exhibitor Registration Form 

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.